Cases tried in Massachusetts state courts don’t always get resolved in the most fair and just manner. While the court system works diligently to protect the rights of citizens and works to handle every case according to the laws of the land, some cases do not end as they should. An appeal of a state case can be complicated, time consuming, and distressing in any number of ways. However, despite the challenges, an appeal may be necessary. The appellate attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help pursue an appeal and will fight to get the outcome and justice you feel you should’ve gotten originally.
Right to Appeal
Everyone has the right to an appeal. However, there is also a timeframe for appealing a state case. Contacting our firm quickly can help ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to appeal a ruling. By reaching out to use in a timely manner, you also increase the chances of getting a favorable resolution for an appeal. The more time we have to evaluate a case and examine transcripts, the more time we will have to prepare a persuasive argument and overcome the obstacles that may have stood in your way the first time.
There are many reasons that make an appeal necessary and potentially successful compared to the outcome of an original case.
Causes for an Appeal
Some of the issues in state court that can lead to an appeal include:
- Jury given wrong instruction
- Misinterpretation of the law
- Judge misbehavior or bias
- Mishandling of evidence
- Rights violations
- Previous attorney provided inadequate representation or conflict of interest
- Plea bargain issues
Other Types of Appeals:
Proving a reason that an appeal is justified is the first step in a state appeal case. Next, you need an attorney who will then research statutes, gather any new evidence, and work to correct the mistakes of the last case. Finding new witnesses or re-interviewing old witnesses may also be necessary. Overcoming the past obstacles and presenting a new and clear case can help you garner the resolution you need and deserve.
For some appeal cases, everything, including a clients’ freedom and criminal record, may be on the line. Trust in the state appeals attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, to give your appeal the time, resources, and dedication needed to help you through this difficult time and help you move forward from an unfair or unjust ruling from the state court system.
The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. 339-200-9933.