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Chicago Criminal Appeals Attorney
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In the simplest terms, the purpose of an appeal is to persuade a higher court that a lower court made a significant error. Generally, you can appeal your conviction if you are incarcerated or are serving a period of supervised release or probation.
Post-trial appeals come in three categories:
Habeas Corpus Petition
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Did Errors Occur in Your Case?
Errors are common during trials. However, not all errors will result in a new trial or an outright reversal. The likelihood of winning an appeal depends on many factors, including whether the error was brought to the judge's attention and whether the error involves a constitutional right. Notably, even if the error was significant, you may be barred from challenging the conviction or the sentence if you wait too long to appeal.
If you need assistance for an appeal, call my firm. I will thoroughly examine your situation, determining if errors are present and guide you through the process so you can understand what to expect.
Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed criminal appeals attorney in Chicago.
What You Should Do
- Be respectful.
- Calmly record the interaction.
- Ask if you are free to leave. If you do not ask, the officer may think - and the judge may agree - that the interaction is consensual.
- If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, do not answer and questions before speaking with your attorney.
What You Should Not Do
- Do not physically resist arrest.
- Do not become aggressive or confrontational.
- Do not consent to a search. The Constitution does not apply if you consent.
- Do not answer questions without first speaking with your attorney. Police are allowed to hold you for 48 hours and they may lie to you the entire time.