If you are considering an appeal, act quickly. You only have a limited time to file motion for a new trial or to appeal. At the law offices of Nicholas Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum, our criminal attorneys in Atlanta represent clients in state and federal criminal appeals. The attorneys at our law firm have more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Contact our law firm today to meet with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Evaluating Factors to Appeal Trial Verdicts
Our Atlanta cimrinal appeals attorneys start every appeal by diligently going through the trial transcripts. We look for procedural issues that were not followed or executed incorrectly, ultimately affecting the outcome of your trial, such as:
- Introduction of evidence that should have been excluded
- Exclusion of evidence that should have been admitted
- Errors in jury selection or jury instructions
- Failure to use DNA evidence or other exculpatory evidence
- Discovery of new evidence
- A conflict of interest
We then put together appellate briefs, legal documents designed to bring these issues to the attention of the court. When it is time, we present a strong and effective legal argument to the state or federal appellate court, or, if appropriate, the trial court.
State Court Appeals
When a state court trial goes wrong and errors lead to a conviction, we are prepared to protect individuals' constitutional rights. Our legal team will request a review of the state court's decision. We will fight for your conviction to be overturned through showing your case was mishandled.
Federal law is complex and the stakes are high. As former prosecutors, we have a highly developed ability to pinpoint procedural errors at trial that could have resulted in guilty verdicts. We use this ability to your benefit. Our in-depth examination of your federal trial transcripts helps us shape effective strategy to file a motion for new trial or a notice of appeal. Call (404) 471-3177 or contact us online to discuss your post-trial options during a free consultation.