You Only Have 30 Days To File An Appeal
Even if you have already been convicted of a crime or sentenced, there may still be hope of getting the conviction overturned or the sentence reduced in Louisiana. However, there are strict time limits on filing an appeal in Louisiana. You only have 30 days after the initial judgment to file, so it is important to retain skilled representation as soon as possible.
At the Metairie criminal defense law firm of Sanjay K. Biswas, Attorney at Law, you will find a Louisiana appellate lawyer who will keep fighting for you. With more than 16 years of legal experience, Mr. Biswas is well aware of the fact that the courts do occasionally make errors. This means it is always worth talking to him about the possibility of an appeal.
How The Appellate Process Works
During an appeal, a higher court of law reviews the pertinent aspects of your case and decides whether or not significant legal mistakes were made that affected the jury’s decision or the judge’s sentence. If the appellate court agrees that the original ruling was based on a mistake, your case may be re-tried and re-sentenced.
Mr. Biswas’s role as your criminal appeals attorney in Louisiana begins by investigating your case and researching the legal points in question. If he finds that a solid foundation exists for an appeal, he will create strong and persuasive briefs that argue against the ruling. Finally, he will prepare to combat the conviction through well-crafted oral arguments that defend your rights to the utmost.