Post-Conviction Relief in Cleveland
Wrongfully Convicted or Sentenced? File an Appeal.
After a person has been convicted and sentenced for a crime, he or she
may believe that there is no hope and that the sentence must be served.
Fortunately, there is still opportunity to seek justice after sentencing.
Ohio state law allows convicted individuals to file a petition for post-conviction
relief if the individual believes that their rights were infringed upon
during trial, or that they compelling evidence has come to light, such
as DNA evidence, an admission of guilt by another party, or any evidence
that was illegally withheld by the prosecutor or police or investigators
that would have likely impacted a decision by a jury.
Your Cleveland criminal appeals attorney must draft a brief, a complex
document that must be accepted by the appellate court. Not only must this
brief clearly state any violation of criminal procedure or other legal
issue regarding your conviction, there is very little time available in
which to present these documents.
The appeal will require extensive research into case law, and a full study
of the entire transcript of the trial. The skills necessary to draft a
brief in an appeal go beyond what most law firms are prepared to get involved
in. Your right to post-conviction relief are outlined in
Ohio Revised Code § 2953.21.
Get Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law on Your Side
The key to winning an appeal begins with the superior quality of the brief
filed. There are cases in which an offender was sentenced illegally (beyond
the sentencing guidelines of the state) or excessive, based upon the actual
crime, or in which there were errors made by the prior defense attorney,
prosecutor or judge, or when jury misconduct took place, among other potential
valid reasons for an appeal to be granted.
Our team of distinguished trial lawyers has extensive experience in appellate
court. This includes:
- Our firm has successfully filed appeals for those who have been wrongfully
convicted or sentenced
- We have the knowledge and skill to assist you
As time is of the essence, we urge you to contact us immediately. You have
only 30 days from the time of your sentencing to start the appeals process.
In some cases, a conviction will be overturned. If you were wrongfully
convicted, you need to contact our firm immediately.
We are an innovative firm that employs unique and creative methods to defend
our clients, and are highly skilled in preparing briefs in criminal appeals.
Our attorneys have authored a large number of legal publications, and
are often called upon for legal commentary in local and national news,
and are frequent lecturers in criminal law in United States. You can trust
our knowledge and experience when searching for the best Cleveland appeals
lawyer to help you take action.
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free case evaluation form at once, or
call us directly at our firm.