Criminal Appeals FAQs (Part 2)

March 14, 2014

Continuing from Criminal Appeals FAQs (Part 1), here are a few more commonly asked questions pertaining to appeals cases in Colorado. If you have additional questions or would like more specific information related to your case, call Front Range Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Griffin.

For the best chances of winning an appeal in your case, contact Front Range Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Griffin.

For the best chances of winning an appeal in your case, contact Front Range Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Griffin.

Q: Is there a hearing or court proceeding for appeals cases?

A: In most cases, appeals cases are presented via written legal briefs, rather than through oral arguments in a courtroom. These briefs are complicated legal documents that have to be put together in a very specific way – and that have to present very detailed arguments and evidence – in order to win the appeal. Given the complexity and importance of appeals briefs, it’s important that people have skilled lawyers putting such documents together for them (otherwise, their chances of winning an appeal will decrease dramatically).

Q: How long does an appeals case take?

A: While the length of time it takes for appeals cases to be reviewed and resolved will vary from case to case, in general, it takes months for these cases to be decided. This is generally because the judges reviewing these cases have many cases to review; when they ultimately get to a particular case, they may need to do additional research and/or request additional information from the individual requesting the appeal.

Q: If an appeal is granted, what happens next?

A: What happens after a person wins an appeal will depend on the specific nature of the court’s decision. For instance, while a court may choose to fully overturn a conviction and grant a new trial in a case, the court may also choose to only overturn part of the lower court’s decision. When an appeal is granted, having a skilled defense lawyer on your side will be crucial to navigating the next steps and securing the best possible outcome to your case.

Q: How often are appeals granted?

A: Statistics show that only between 5 and 10 percent of all appeals cases are ultimately successful in winning an appeal. However, it’s important to point out that, even if an appeal is not granted, people may have other options for relief or recourse after a conviction.

Denver and Boulder Metro Area Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

If you or your loved one has convicted of a crime and needs help mounting an appeals case, Christopher Griffin wants you to know that he is ready to help you build the strongest possible case and argue your case in any legal setting.

Regardless of the nature of the conviction or whether have an extensive criminal record, Christopher Griffin and all of the legal professionals at the Griffin Law Firm will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case. In fact, our steadfast dedication to the notion that the accused are innocent until proven guilty means that we will do everything in our power to help you resolve your case in the most favorable and efficient manner possible.

To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options, contact us by calling 303-280-1070 or by emailing us using the form at the top of this page.

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