Atlanta Area Attorney for Appellate and Post-Conviction Issues in Georgia Courts
When you have been convicted of a crime in Georgia, it often seems as if your options are very limited. But a new pair of eyes on your case can help navigate your case through the troubled waters of the Georgia State legal system.
At the Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg, we help our clients by taking a fresh look at their cases through motions for new trial appeals & habeas corpus.
Appellate work takes a different set of skills from work at the trial court level. It takes thorough knowledge of criminal procedure and an ability to present persuasive legal ideas in briefs and oral arguments. With over 20 years of experience in consultation and criminal defense, our Atlanta area appeals lawyers know how to locate good issues that were raised at the lower court and present them in a way that is heard and understood by the court of appeals.
In Georgia, there are three stages of post-conviction relief: a motion for new trial an appeal & habeas corpus. We handle each with diligent legal research and dedication to the best possible results.
Making a Motion for New Trial
A motion for new trial must be made first, before an appeal. A person can only appeal a case if the motion for new trial has been denied. It is important to raise all possible legal issues on your motion for new trial, or you might lose the right to appeal them. This is especially true for claims of ineffective assistance of counsel (when your lawyer has made a mistake). Some common errors that should be argued on your motion for new trial include:
- Errors involving probable cause for a stop
- Errors involving unfairly prejudicial lineups
- Errors involving violations of your constitutional rights
- Errors involving misconduct by the police or prosecutors
- Errors involving suppression of evidence
- Errors of ineffective assistance of counsel
- Errors on pre-trial motions
Appealing Your Case: Contact Our Atlanta, GA, Law Firm Today
When a motion for new trial has been denied, contact our law firm of well-qualified legal representation on your direct appeal. Looking at the trial and the motion for new trial, we can spot issues. We go through and evaluate all case transcripts, motions and briefs filed with the court and other important documents to take a fresh look at your situation.
A new pair of eyes can help renew the energy of the case. When it's time for a change, contact our criminal defense and criminal appeals law office online today, or by calling 404-633-3797.