Appeal your conviction with help from the experienced attorneys at Perlmutter & Pourshalimi
Have you been convicted of a crime? If so, do you feel that you may have been unjustly convicted? You may be able to file an appeal to a higher court. A successful appeal can result in your conviction being overturned or nullified.
Naturally, it’s important to choose a skilled defense attorney who can use the facts of your case to work towards a successful appeal. If you believe that you may be in need of an appeal, you need to contact Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as soon as possible to get started on the process. Your actions at this point can determine your future.
What is a Criminal Appeal?
A criminal appeal is a process allowing those who were convicted of crimes to challenge a previous conviction by a jury trial or bench trial. It is an opportunity for the convicted party to present any issues that they may believe were not addressed or mishandled at trial.
The panel to which a criminal appeal must be presented will be determined by the district in which the trial occurred and the charges presented by the prosecution.
Typically, in the event that a petitioner’s request for appeal is denied, he or she can ask for a review from a higher court; however, these higher courts are not required to accept this request for an appeal.
Who is Eligible to Appeal a Criminal Conviction?
A variety of problems with the original prosecution can create valid ground to appeal a criminal conviction. For example, we might be able to help you appeal your conviction if any combination of the following occurred:
- Evidence was improperly collected
- The chain of evidence was corrupted
- Evidence was tampered with or improperly processed
- Evidence and or testimony was allowed in court which should not have been allowed
- False testimony was given
- The defense attorney did not properly represent their client
- A judge read incorrect instructions to the jury
- Potential jury/juror bias or conflict of interest existed
- A judge or persecutor involved in the case was found guilty of misconduct in office
- Evidence provided during trial was not sufficient to convict
- Evidence was not allowed or presented in court that may have affected the outcome
- New evidence has been discovered which may prove the innocence of the person convicted
- Improper coercion was made toward the defendant by their attorney or prosecutors
Why Let Perlmutter & Pourshalimi Handle Your Appeal
Having an aggressive and experienced former prosecutor working for you is the best way to make sure that any and all possible appeals are filed on your behalf, and that they are filed and pursued properly. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we can leverage our experience as former prosecutors to give you the best possible criminal defense representation for your appeal. We know the law and the procedures, and we will fight to make sure you receive the fullest possible benefit of the law when handling your appeals process.
In California state courts you only have thirty (30) days to file an appeal after receiving a misdemeanor conviction, and sixty (60) days to file an appeal after receiving a felony conviction. You have no time to waste in seeking a criminal defense attorney with the experience and passion to overturn your conviction.
If you or a loved one have been convicted of a crime, it is important to contact Perlmutter & Pourshalimi immediately to safeguard your rights. We will take the time to talk to you about the conviction, your concerns, and what we can do to help you overturn the conviction(s). Don’t hesitate to call us at 310-295-2236 now—you will reach an experienced criminal defense attorney 24/7 at 310-295-2236. Consultations are free and confidential.