Breaking Down Appellate Jurisdiction Appellate jurisdiction refers to the ability of an appeals court to review and make decisions on cases heard by trial courts as well as other types of “lower” courts. To navigate appellate court cases, many people find it vital to obtain the assistance of an experienced appellate lawyer. It also helps… Read More
Alabama Criminal Appeals
Reasons to Appeal a Criminal Case
Receiving a criminal conviction is not always the end of the road. While it might seem like it is, a criminal conviction often begins the process of deciding how to create a successful appeal, which involves questioning a court’s legal basis for making a decision. There are a number of ways in which an appeal can… Read More
Successful Death Penalty Appeals
According to a study of every person who received a death sentence since 1973, the most likely outcome for individuals facing this sentence is avoiding execution, often by having the death sentence overturned. More specifically, from 1973 to 2013, 8,466 death sentences were made by the United States Courts. Only 1,359 individuals were executed. 3,194… Read More
How to Choose a Post-Conviction Attorney
Facing a federal conviction can be frightening. As a result, you should seek out the best attorney possible. Finding a post-conviction attorney who can help you navigate this situation, however, is not without its challenges. What to Look For in a Post-Conviction Attorney There are a number of attorneys who offer this service, and it… Read More
Steps to Successfully Appealing a Conviction
What You Should Know About Appealing a Conviction Being convicted of a criminal offense has the potential to significantly change your life. Many people report that being convicted of a criminal offense results in substantial obstacles in their professional and personal lives. If you are convicted of a criminal offense, you can face prison time… Read More
Judge Denies Habeas Corpus Appeal
Understanding The Habeas Corpus Appeal Process A judge recently denied an appeal to vacate a sentence filed by a former federal worker who claimed that three individuals who testified against him in a case only did so because these individuals had been promised to have their jobs returned. After being convicted of several conspiracy related… Read More
What can be Reviewed in a Federal Criminal Appeal?
The Scope of Federal Criminal Appeals The United States Supreme Court recently declined to hear the appeal of a former militia leader who is convicted of conspiring to kill federal officials. The man’s appeal is just one of 150 petitions that the court rejected recently without explanation. The man, who was convicted of killing the… Read More
Understanding the Federal Death Row Appeal Process
Appeals To Death Row Cases A man who was convicted and received the death penalty for beheading his three children recently initiated the federal appeal process. The man was previously re-tried in 2010 after an appeals court reversed his conviction and sentence, but he was again convicted of capital murder and still received the death… Read More
What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
Writs of habeas corpus can be effective after the deadline has passed to file a motion to vacate or if a judge does not allow you to withdraw your plea. At these points, a person must make the case for why he or she should be able to withdraw the plea. In some cases, a… Read More
Are There Different Types of Appeals?
Appeals occur when a higher court reviews a lower court’s decisions and either decides to affirm the lower court’s decision in a case or reverse the lower court’s decision. Depending on the type of case and matter, there are various types of appeals that might be involved. This article will explain some of the various… Read More