Criminal Appeals Lawyer Dayton, OH
Need to Make a Criminal Appeal in Ohio?
If you believe that your case's trial was mishandled or led to an unfair verdict, the law allows you to file for an appeal. Criminal cases can be appealed. The appeals process allows cases to be reviewed by a higher court, which usually determines whether there has been an error in the criminal case. If the court finds such a mistake, it may reverse the previous court’s decision.
Our Dayton criminal appeals lawyers at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC can help you file for an appeal as quickly as possible. In the state of Ohio, appeals must be filed within 30 days of the sentence filing. Whether your case needs to be taken before a state or federal appellate court, our firm can guide you through the entire appeal process. We will prepare a brief that details your case's trial and why an appeal is necessary.
With our help, we may be able to obtain a:
- Reversal - The original sentence is declared incorrect
- Remand - The original sentence is given a second hearing
Criminal Appeals Process in Ohio
To file an appeal, your best course of action is to enlist the help of a skilled Dayton criminal appeals attorney. We know what paperwork to file with the right individuals and by specific times. The first step you and your attorney will take is to file a “Notice of Appeal” with the clerk of the trial court. This notice must be filed within 30 days of the sentence.
You will also need to file a “Docketing Statement.” Some courts will want this document stapled to your Notice, while others will want it sent separately. Check the local courts to find out which is needed. Likewise, you will also need to draft a “Praecipe,” which is an order to the court reporter asking that the transcript be prepared and filed with the court.
A transcript will be essential to winning your appeal, but it can also be expensive if your trial was lengthy. Prepare to pay the fee for having your transcript printed on your behalf. Your attorney can also use this document to help you finish and file a brief.
The prosecutor will then file his or her brief. You can submit a Reply Brief, but courts usually require this document to be filed within 10 days.
After the briefs are submitted, you can request an oral argument on behalf of your case. If you don’t request it, the court might just merely decide the appeal based on the briefs. Oral argument is the last, best chance you have to convince a 3-judge panel your petition is valid.
The judges will determine whether or not your appeal is sound. If you lose your appeal, there are several other steps available to you, such as taking the case to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Thousands of Cases Handled Since 1994
With more than 50 combined years of experience, our lawyers have been handling all kinds of criminal cases, including the most challenging. With thousands of cases handled behind us, we possess the seasoned legal knowledge required to safeguard the rights of our clients in court. We believe that the law should be fair for everyone and that its misinterpretation should not be allowed, especially when a person's future is involved.
As our client, you may benefit from the following:
- Skilled legal representation from a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
- A personalized legal strategy that reflects your specific needs
Discuss Your Case with Our Dayton Criminal Appeals Attorneys
If you would like to discuss appealing your case, our firm is here to help you with the entire process. We will take care of all the paperwork required to appeal your case and keep you informed regarding your case's progress. The sooner you enlist the services of our reliable legal team, the sooner we can get to work in obtaining a fairer outcome for you.
At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!- Megan
My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!- Jackson
My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!- Satisfied Client
I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.- Brian
Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.- Stacy
Patrick Mulligan is one of the few attorney's in Dayton that takes no bullshit I would recommend him to anybody- Justin
Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.- Mark