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A Conviction Isn’t Necessarily the End of Your Case. Learn More from an Experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer

As a defendant in New Jersey’s criminal justice system, you have clear legal rights. These rights do not go away when you get convicted. As devastating as it can be to hear the judge announce a “Guilty” verdict in court, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your case is over. You may still have grounds to file an appeal.

If you have gone through a criminal trial in New Jersey and are now facing the consequences of a conviction, you should speak with a New Jersey defense attorney promptly about filing an appeal. Unjust convictions and sentences are not uncommon, and if there were issues with your case before or during trial, you may be entitled to have your conviction or sentence overturned. A defense attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. can work quickly to assess your appellate rights and help you decide whether to challenge the outcome of your case.

What You Should Know About Filing an Appeal

Just like taking a criminal case to trial, filing an appeal is a complex process that is subject to numerous rules and requirements. Even if you are entitled to have your conviction or sentence overturned, if you don’t take all of the necessary steps to present your case effectively, you won’t achieve the outcome you deserve.

As a result, hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal lawyer is extremely important. A criminal lawyer who has experience challenging convictions and sentences will know what it takes to win on appeal and will be able to assert all viable grounds for securing a reversal, remand or retrial. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this may include grounds such as:

  • New evidence has come to light
  • The judge improperly denied a pre-trial or trial motion
  • The judge improperly excluded evidence from your trial
  • The judge did not provide appropriate instructions to the jury
  • The prosecutors handling your case engaged in misconduct

These are just examples. When you schedule a consultation at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., your New Jersey defense attorney will assess all potential grounds for challenging your conviction or sentence. Based on this assessment, you can then make informed decisions about your next steps.

If you think you may have grounds to challenge the outcome of your criminal case, it is important that you act promptly. The deadlines for filing a notice of appeal are extremely short, and if you wait too long to file, you may be forced to live with the consequences of your unjust verdict. In New Jersey, the deadlines for initiating an appeal are:

  • Indictable Offenses – 45 days from the date of conviction
  • Disorderly Persons Offenses – 20 days from the date of conviction

Speak with a New Jersey Defense Attorney About Your Criminal Appeal

Do you need to know more about filing a criminal appeal in New Jersey? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To speak with an experienced New Jersey defense attorney as soon as possible, call 877-435-6371 or request an appointment online today.

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