Family Law Appeals
Every person who has received the judgment of a civil or criminal court has a right to appeal his or her case to an appellate court.
In addition to representing our own cases on appeal, our lawyers handle appeals for other law firms in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation and family law. Our lawyers are known for their understanding of the rules and requirements of both state and federal appellate courts.
Appeals are a specific area of law that require a lawyer who understands what the appellate court expects in written briefs and oral arguments. Your attorney cannot present evidence and witnesses, but must base arguments on the evidence and transcript of your original trial.
An appellate attorney takes your trial record and attempts to show the appellate court that the trial court made a mistake. Deadlines are crucial. If you do not contact an appellate lawyer soon enough, you will miss your opportunity to have a higher court review your case.
Post-Conviction Matters In Criminal Cases
In addition to appeals, our attorneys at Breeding Carter Crippen handle post-conviction matters for criminal defendants, including modification or correction of sentences and habeas corpus motions.