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Massachusetts Criminal Appeals Attorney

We are a full-service attorney’s office that handles criminal appeals in Massachusetts. 

If you’ve been convicted of a crime or had your probation revoked, it may seem like the end of the line.  Maybe you were treated wrongly by a judge or jury.

Fortunately, you still have options – an appeal.  You need an experienced criminal appeals attorney to help.

criminal appeal claims that the trial court made the wrong decision in your case.  This means that if the judge gave you an illegal sentence, was unfair to you in their rulings, or did something else illegal, another court reviews it.

 It’s a long process that generally takes months.  A criminal appeal in Massachusetts involves filing briefs to multiple courts and can be extremely complicated.  You need an experienced Massachusetts criminal appeals attorney to help.

We have experience in handling many types of criminal appeals, including appealing murder cases, robbery cases, probation revocations, and capital cases.  This has involved filing briefs numerous briefs in different levels of appellate courts.  We have experience in fighting all sorts of criminal appeals – from challenging probation to life sentences.

If you’re looking for a criminal appeals attorney in Massachusetts, set up a consultation and let us review your case.

Massachusetts Criminal Appeals Lawyer Who Will Fight for You

If you want to file an appeal, you need to start now.  You have 30 days from your sentencing to file a criminal appeal in Massachusetts.  

My philosophy is to bring up every possible legal error in your case.  This is a highly technical process that involves extensive legal research and careful review of all aspects of your case. 

Even if you think you don’t have any grounds to appeal, we may be able to find something to fight your case.  Criminal appeals are difficult and time-consuming, but I’m not afraid to put in the work to find every possible ground to appeal your conviction.

 Once you file the appeal, we begin by getting the transcript from the Court.  This means paying the court reporter to get the record of what happened in your case, and filing the necessary paperwork in the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  It can take several months to get the record on appeal.

After we get the record on appeal, we will review it and file our brief to the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  Then, the Commonwealth can take several months to file their response.  After that, we can file a reply brief.

If the court chooses to, they can allow oral argument, which means your appeals attorney will get the opportunity to argue your case directly to the judges.  After that, the Court makes a decision.

  If the Court of  Appeals rules against us, the case isn’t over.  We can still apply for another appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court.  If you’re looking for a Massachusetts criminal appeals attorney, set up a consultation to discuss your options.

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