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Texas Post Conviction & Criminal Appeals Lawyer
If you or a loved one was convicted of a crime in the State of Texas there are legal options available if you wish to challenge the conviction or the sentence. A finding of guilt isn’t the final say if you take advantage of your option to file an appeal.
Assistance from an experienced criminal-law attorney increases your chances for success with parole/probation cases, and post-conviction appeals. There are time limits associated with filing appeals.
Have questions? Contact the Law Office of Emily Detoto at 713-227-2244 to schedule your free consultation and case review with our legal team.
Understanding Appellate Procedures
In the State of Texas, common appellate procedures include the timely filing of appeals, writs of habeas corpus, and motioning the court for a new trial. These options can be a lifesaver for people dealt a bad hand or wrongfully convicted by the courts.
With attorney Emily Detoto on your side, you’ll have an experienced counselor advocating on your behalf who will ensure that your petition for appeal is filed on time, is presented to the court in a timely fashion once filed, and who will argue your position as to why your petition should be viewed favorably by the court.
Motion for a New Trial
Not all defendants will qualify for a new trial. However, we’ve listed some of the stipulations for being granted a new trial below.
- There’s new evidence in your case.
- Evidence proving your innocence was omitted from your original trial.
- The jury’s verdict was improper, or there were other problems with the jury.
- A witness was coerced into not appearing to testify.
- You were represented by an incompetent attorney.
- You weren’t present during your criminal trial.
Writ of Habeas Corpus
If you attempted to motion the court to grant you a new trial, but were denied, Habeas Corpus may be the best option for you. If your Constitutional Rights were infringed, or if the ruling court lacked jurisdiction in your case, you may have grounds for relief.
Have Questions About Your Legal Options?
Call Attorney Emily Detoto, the Texas Warrior Lawyer
Attorney Emily Detoto is a respected criminal-law attorney who is among the few criminal-defense lawyers in Houston who are Board Certified® in their primary field of practice.
When people search for a lawyer they aren’t looking for a mouthpiece, they want a teammate.
Attorney Emily Detoto has never given up on one of our clients and won’t give up on you. That’s what being a good teammate means to us. Furthermore, its tough to beat a person who never gives up.
Ready to have your case reviewed by a seasoned professional? Contact us today. Our phone number is 713-227-2244. 100% free & confidential initial consultation.