If you have been convicted by a jury, all is not lost. It may be possible to use the appeals process to overturn your conviction. A successful appeal starts with a thorough review of the trial transcript. In many cases, Atlanta criminal attorney Andrew Margolis will be able to identify legal errors made by the Judge during the trial that made the trial fundamentally unfair. These errors may have occurred either during the trial itself, or during a motions hearing prior to trial, or at some other point. It may also be that your previous Atlanta criminal lawyer made some mistakes during the trial that would rise to the level of ‘ineffective assistance of counsel.’ In an appeal, Mr. Margolis will also argue that even if your trial was fair, the evidence was such that no reasonable jury could have found you guilty.
In certain cases, it may be possible to overturn convictions even in cases where you pled guilty. However, appeals of this type are subject to strict time limits, and are very difficult to win. Also, we have found that many times, when clients say they want to undo a guilty plea, what they really mean is that they would like their sentence modified in some way. In those cases, Andrew Margolis can file a petition to modify your sentence or the terms of your probation. If you are having an issue with a case in which you have already pled guilty, call us and talk to an aggressive, experienced and determined Atlanta criminal lawyer today.
Keep in mind that there are certain time limits for the filing of appeals, so if you have already been convicted of a crime, don’t wait. Call The Margolis Legal Group, P.C. about the possibility of an appeal.