Cincinnati Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Do You Believe Your Case Was Mishandled in Hamilton County?
Under both Ohio state and federal laws, criminal convictions and sentences can be appealed. This is known as appellate law, and it involves requesting a formal review or your conviction/sentence from a higher court. Criminal appeals are generally reserved for cases that were mishandled or when an unjust verdict was handed down.
At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our Cincinnati criminal appeal attorneys represent clients seeking reversals and remands. It is important that you contact us as quickly as possible, as you only have 30 days of the sentence filing to file for an appeal.
The Appeals Process in Cincinnati
Those wishing to file a criminal appeal in Cincinnati—or anywhere in the state of Ohio—need to file a certain specific procedure.
While the specific circumstances surrounding your criminal case will have some effect on the process, in most case, the process is as follows:
- Your attorney will file a brief on your behalf
- The prosecutor will respond by filing their own brief
- A panel of three judges will hear both briefs
- This panel will also listen to oral arguments presented by both sides
- The panel will vote, with the decision ultimately residing on the majority vote
It is important to note that just because you/your attorney has filed for an appeal, you will not necessarily receive an automatic stay on your conviction/execution of judgment. You may need to apply for an appellate bond if you wish to avoid jail/prison time while waiting for a decision on your appeal.
Additionally, if you pled guilty, you may be able to withdraw your guilty plea (if you have not yet been convicted). You may also appeal your sentence if you pled guilty and have already been sentenced.
Providing Personalized Representation
At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, we understand the stress that an unjust conviction or sentence carries. We firmly believe that your rights should be protected. If you believe your case was not properly handled, our Cincinnati criminal appeal lawyers are prepared to advocate for you and your future. Whether you are seeking to have your original sentence declared incorrect or wish to have a second sentencing hearing, our firm can help.