Hiring a criminal appellate lawyer is essential if you’re challenging a conviction. With their deep understanding of complex laws and experience in higher courts, they can prepare a legally sound appeal, spot issues others might miss, and challenge unjust outcomes. An appellate lawyer gives you a vital second chance to fight for justice, demanding that the court apply the law fairly in your case.
The Role of a Criminal Appellate Lawyer
The role of an appellate lawyer is different from that of a trial lawyer. A trial lawyer works on cases in courtrooms. They present evidence, question witnesses, and try to convince a jury or judge of their client’s innocence. Their job is to handle the initial part of a criminal case, which involves arguing about the facts and laws directly related to a specific incident.
An appellate attorney steps in after a trial ends. Their work begins when a trial attorney loses a case and wants to challenge the outcome issued by a lower court to a higher court. The higher court reviews the decisions of the lower courts. The appellate lawyer’s focus is on how the trial court applied the law. They look for mistakes in the trial’s proceedings and argue about the interpretation of the law or how the lower court handled the case.
Criminal appellate lawyers write detailed legal briefs arguing why a higher court should overturn a conviction or reduce a sentence. They also present oral arguments to appellate judges, explaining why and how the trial court made errors. A criminal appellate lawyer ensures that people have a fair chance to challenge their convictions when the lower court made a mistake that affected the outcome of their case.
Why Choose Broden & Mickelsen, LLP for Your Criminal Appeal?
Choosing Broden & Mickelsen, LLP for your criminal appeal means selecting a trusted firm with a proven track record of success. Led by Clint Broden and Mick Mickelsen, our Dallas-based team has a reputation for sophisticated defense strategies in serious criminal cases. Our lawyers are board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in both criminal law and criminal appellate law, a rare distinction among defense attorneys.
What truly sets Broden & Mickelsen, LLP apart is our comprehensive approach from arrest through appeal. We have more than 60 years of combined experience and have successfully represented individuals and businesses at all stages of federal and state criminal cases. Our unique team approach gives every case we handle the benefit of the combined experience of both partners, leading to more robust and effective defense strategies.
Our appellate case results deliver meaningful post-conviction relief to our clients. Our notable successes include overturning convictions in serious cases involving charges of aggravated sexual assault and drug distribution, sometimes leading to significantly reduced sentences or outright acquittals.
Contact a Criminal Appellate Lawyer Now
Don’t let a wrongful conviction define your future. Contact Broden & Mickelsen, LLP today for a free, confidential consultation. Our team of appellate lawyers is ready to review your case and explore every avenue for appeal. Remember, time is of the essence in the appeals process, so call us now to protect your legal rights.