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Cleveland Appeals Lawyers

Appellate Lawyers for Municipal, State and Federal Courts

Being sentenced to a term of incarceration, or receiving any punitive decision by a court or jury can cause life- changing consequences to individuals and their families, as well as compromise one’s career and standing in the community. Understanding these consequences, Friedman Nemecek Long & Grant, L.L.C. have handled appeals at municipal, state, and federal levels throughout Ohio and courts across the United States.

A notice of direct appeal must be timely filed within 30 days of sentencing, so it is imperative to begin the appellate process immediately after trial. Direct appeals are based solely on the evidence that is found in the record; it attacks the trial court proceedings directly. The Brief filed by your appellate attorneys must raise all the issues that occurred at trial to ensure that you are not barred at a later date from further attacking your conviction. The skills required to draft an appellate Brief go beyond what most criminal defense law firms are prepared to get involved in.

Working as a team, our lawyers will review your ability to appeal the court or jury decision, drawing on their relevant strengths and areas of focus to pinpoint all potential opportunities for appellate review.

Once the case is studied and the briefs filed, our lawyers present the oral arguments before the different appellate court judges or justices. Many times, mock arguments will be performed so that we will be as prepared as possible before proceeding to the argument.

Our appellate lawyers have represented bar associations in disciplinary matters at the highest levels. Due to our vast resources and ability to tackle complex cases, our services are often sought for co-counsel arrangements by our colleagues in the criminal defense bar.

Our team offers creative approaches throughout Ohio and in the Federal Courts that allow us to think through each case in a unique way and to offer solutions that have yet to be explored. Our drive and our dedication have led us to continually retain positive outcomes for our clients, equipping them with the tools to move forward from a charge or conviction. Through appealing a decision in your case, it may be possible to turn around the results and regain freedoms that were potentially lost.

A conviction doesn't have to be the end in your case and we can review if there are still options available in your situation. Call our office to start seeking effective defense and representation in your criminal case.

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When it comes to a criminal matter, it’s important to have an attorney with trial experience, as they know the people working within the justice system and how to present compelling cases. Our lawyers are skilled litigators and prepared to represent you in court.

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