Los Angeles DUI Appeal Lawyer
Fighting Your Conviction
All is not lost if you have already lost your DUI case. It may be that you have just been convicted and sentenced for drunk driving, and yet you feel that an error was made or misconduct occurred on the part of a juror, judge, attorney or other individual who played an integral part in the trial.
Act quickly to consult an appeal lawyer if you are considering appealing a conviction. You only have 60 days to file an appeal, and this must be done properly, through the right channels and with all the right information included. Not only that, you will need to have proof that an error or misconduct occurred – and a skilled attorney is who can locate that error and prove it in order to appeal your conviction.
About DUI Appeals
Appealing a drunk driving conviction gives one the ability to help ensure that justice is served. In essence, it gives a person who has been convicted a second chance. Perhaps a rights violation occurred and was overlooked during the trial. Or, evidence was/was not admitted which should not have/should have been. Additional reasons for an appeal may include:
- The sentence administered by the court was too harsh, per the law on the subject
- A juror was abusing alcohol and/or drugs during the trial
- The jury decided upon a guilty verdict although there was a lack of evidence to prove this
- The defendant's lawyer was so ineffective that he/she affected the outcome of the case
- The prosecuting attorney withheld evidence from the defense
What are the benefits of hiring a lawyer?
Why should you work with a lawyer if you are considering appealing your conviction? Only a skilled defense attorney will understand exactly what is needed in order to file for an appeal in the first place, and only an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer will know what to look for and how to actually prove an error or misconduct in order for an appeal to be successful.
Make sure that you are not taken advantage of by the justice system. If something occurred during your trial that was unlawful, you have the right to work with a skilled attorney to file an appeal and contest the guilty verdict and/or sentence which you received.