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Appeal Attorney in Scottsdale

Personalized Legal Representation for Post-Conviction Matters

If you are looking for an experienced appeal lawyer in Scottsdale, turn to Salwin Law Group PLLC. I have extensive knowledge of the appellate process and can handle appeals at all levels of the Arizona state and federal court systems.

Call (480) 470-6119 now to get the one-on-one legal attention you deserve, or contact me online.

Who Can File an Appeal?

Most decisions made in a criminal court case, whether at the state or federal level, may be appealed. An appeal is a request submitted to a higher court to review the decision of a lower court. It is not a retrial or a new trial of the case, and the courts typically do not consider new evidence or witness statements.

Those who wish to file an appeal cannot do so just because they are unhappy with the outcome of their trial. They may only challenge decisions that may have resulted from a legal error made in the trial court.

Common grounds for appeal in a criminal case include:

  • Incorrect jury instructions
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Sentencing errors
  • False arrest
  • Juror misconduct
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Improper admission or exclusion of evidence
  • A lack of convincing evidence to support the verdict

The Appeal Process

An appeal initiates when an appellant files a petition for appeal. The petitioner also submits a brief to the appellate court explaining the legal arguments which they believe warrant a reversal of the trial court. Winning an appeal is requires more than demonstrating to the appellate court that there was an error of law made. You must also prove that the error affected the verdict.

If the appellate court determines that the error warrants a reversal of the judgment, the case is usually sent back to the trial court with specific instructions about how to proceed. This may include a new trial being held, the judgment being modified or corrected, or the trial court considering new evidence.

Get a Scottsdale Appeal Lawyer on Your Side

If you believe you have grounds to file an appeal for a decision that was made in your criminal trial, reach out to Salwin Law Group PLLC. I genuinely care about my clients, and I am committed to ensuring the protection of their rights and freedom.

Call Salwin Law Group today at (480) 470-6119 for a free consultation, or us our online form.

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  • “His personable approach during a stressful time was definitely what was needed.”

    - Lionel
  • “I was able to get my charges lowered, and I have Stewart to thank!”

    - John C.
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    - Dasey D.

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