Appeals

Attorney Randall E. Reagan is experienced and qualified in representing criminal defendants on appeal in both State and Federal courts.

Individuals who have been convicted of a crime by a jury or by a judge sitting without a jury are entitled to a review of their convictions on appeal by at least one higher court. A defendant may appeal from the finding of guilt or from the sentence imposed or both.

In some circumstances, the government may seek review of the sentence imposed on a defendant. In the case of a conviction resulting from a defendant’s plea of guilty, there is ordinarily no right to an appeal, but in some circumstances, a sentence imposed after a guilty plea may be reviewed on appeal. In some cases a defendant may ask the trial judge who imposed the sentence to reduce the sentence or alter the manner in which the sentence is to be served.

If you have been convicted of a crime and you desire review of your conviction or sentence by an appellate court, it is important that you act in a timely manner to preserve your right to present all reviewable issues on appeal.

If you need legal advice, contact Attorney Randall E. Reagan. The first consultation is free.

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