You have a right to appeal your conviction to a higher court to challenge decisions made by the judge during your case and to assert violations of your constitutional rights. An appeal is NOT just asserting that you didn’t like the way the case turned out and want to do it again. In order to be successful on an appeal, you must show that there were serious errors in your case and that a new trial is necessary by law.
Appeals are a complex process. The rules of procedure and policy requirements in the appellate courts are completely different than those in the trial courts. You need the advice of an attorney to decide if appealing your case is a good idea and worth the time, effort, and money. It is important to consult with and hire an attorney who is experienced in the practice of appellate law, brief writing and oral argument. Collins & Associates has extensive experience in appeals and can represent you throughout the appellate process.