The criminal justice system of the United States is designed to protect those who have been falsely accused of committing a crime or if the court or police violate your rights in any way. If you have been falsely convicted of a crime or if your trial was not conducted appropriately, you may have the option to appeal the verdict. We may be able to file a motion for a new trial, contest an excessive sentence, or change your initial plea. You’ll need zealous and experienced legal representation that you’ll find at our firm.
A sentence may be excessive if we can prove that you have taken steps such as successfully attending behavior treatment and that other family members rely on you for support. If this is your first offense, and the above conditions apply, you have a chance of winning the appeal and getting your sentence reduced. At the appeal, it is our job to persuade the court that a previous court violated your rights or sentenced you to an inappropriate period of time.
There are two basic requirements for a successful appeal. First, you need to present the court with a psychological evaluation. This is a document that indicates that you are not a risk of continued similar criminal behavior. Before any judge will sign off on your appeal they want some evidence that you are not a risk to the public at large.
Secondly, we have to demonstrate hardship. Normally people need their license for work, school, and court ordered obligations. Metro Detroit is not known for having a very user-friendly public transportation system so when your license is taken the hardship is self-evident.
If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, and feel that you are innocent or that your rights have been violated, or if the terms of your sentence are unduly harsh, contact the appeal attorneys at the Law Offices of Rathi and Associates for a free consultation. Call us now.