Common Reasons to File an Appeal

If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Wisconsin, it is important to understand your rights under the law. Even after you have been convicted and sentenced, all hope is not lost. You may be able to file an appeal of your sentence. Of course, each trial has its own individual and unique circumstances, so it is important for you to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney before pursuing your appeal.

If you were convicted based on a guilty plea, you may need to seek permission (or a “leave”) in order to appeal. If you were convicted after a trial, you have an absolute right to file for an appeal. To learn more about the appeals process and your individual rights, contact the Milwaukee criminal appeal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595.

Grounds for a Criminal Appeal

The following reasons may be grounds for an appeal in Wisconsin and demonstrate “legal error”:

  • Allowing inadmissible evidence during the trial process (evidence obtained that was in violation of your constitutional rights)
  • Lack of convincing evidence to support a guilty verdict
  • Mistakes in the judge’s instructions to the jury before or during your trial

In the American court system, an individual is entitled to a fair trial. When this does not happen, an appeal should be the next logical step in order to help ensure that justice is served. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can increase your chances of a favorable result and feel confident in knowing your appeal is in capable hands.

Contact Us

To speak with an experienced lawyer about your individual case, contact the Milwaukee criminal appeal attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 13, 2016