ARIZONA CRIMINAL APPEALS ATTORNEY
Protecting Your Rights When the System Fails You—Arizona Criminal Appeals Lawyer
If you are convicted of a criminal offense in Arizona, this does not necessarily have to be the last word regarding your future or your freedom. Because the criminal process may result in the loss of your freedom, there are a number of safeguards built-in to prevent wrongful convictions based on misconduct by the police or prosecutor, legal errors by the judge or a jury that has been improperly tainted.
If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Arizona, the Sullivan Law Offices, PLLC may be able to file an appeal of your criminal conviction based on procedural, evidentiary, or substantive issues or seek other post-judgment relief. Because Diane Sullivan has extensive experience on both sides of the aisle as both a successful prosecutor and well-respected Arizona criminal appeals attorney, Ms. Sullivan may be able to fight for your freedom even after the system has failed you. She will seek to overturn an improper or wrongful conviction. Successful criminal appellate practice requires thorough knowledge of the law and an exhaustive analysis of the record in the criminal trial or lower appellate court proceedings.
Depending on the specific facts and procedural history of your criminal case, there may be a number of grounds that may provide the basis for appealing your Arizona criminal conviction. Ms. Sullivan will examine the trial record to determine whether or not your constitutional rights were observed in the criminal trial. Improper conduct by the prosecutor or legal error by the judge may result in evidence being admitted that should not have been allowed into your trial. It is even possible that you may be entitled to a new trial because your own attorney failed to adequately represent you despite your right to the competent assistance of counsel. There are many other constitutional grounds that may pose the basis to appeal your criminal conviction.
There are other grounds that Ms. Sullivan may employ to appeal your conviction. There are special laws to ensure that if new evidence emerges that may have had a material impact on the jury's verdict, you have the right to challenge your conviction based on new evidence. If the sentence in your case is grossly unfair, this may also be a basis to appeal in an Arizona criminal case in Maricopa County.
Experienced Phoenix appeals lawyer Dianne Sullivan can analyze the trial transcript in your case and advise you regarding potential legal grounds for filing an appeal of your criminal conviction. Ms. Sullivan provides effective criminal defense, including handling of criminal appeals in Arizona. Our criminal defense team can handle cases in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Scottsdale or any court in Maricopa County, Arizona. We offer a confidential consultation absolutely free so call us today at 480-284-8740.