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At Schiro Criminal Defense, we not only represent clients who are defending against criminal charges but also those who have already been convicted. If you have been found guilty of a crime in Wisconsin, there are several forms of post-conviction relief you may seek, including filing an appeal.

If you have been convicted for a crime and believe that a legal error was made during your trial, you may be entitled to submit a petition for the appellate court to review the proceedings. Our Milwaukee criminal appeals lawyer, Attorney John Schiro, has successfully guided many clients through the process over the past four decades. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources you need to appeal the decision that was made in your case.

To find out if you qualify for the appellate process, contact us online or call (414) 404-5033 today for a free phone consultation.

What an Appeal Is & Is Not

In Wisconsin, there are more than 1,000 criminal appeals filed every year. What exactly does it mean to file an appeal? An appeal is a request to the appellate court to review the decisions that were made in the trial court to identify if any errors occurred that entitle the petitioner to get relief from their sentencing.

It is important to know that an appeal is not a new trial. That means that you will not be able to present any new evidence or witness statements. When making its decision, the court of appeals only considers the trial court records, written briefs submitted by the appellant and appellee, and occasionally oral arguments from those two parties.

Who Can File an Appeal?

Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible to file an appeal. It is not as though a person can submit an appeal simply because they did not like the outcome of their case. Instead, the appellant must have appropriate grounds for an appeal. You will need to make detailed arguments regarding what mistakes occurred during your trial that warrant an overturning of the court’s judgment.

There are several potential errors that could serve as grounds for an appeal, including:

  • Your defense attorney made mistakes
  • The evidence against you was obtained illegally
  • The criminal statute under which you were convicted is unconstitutional
  • The sentence ordered against you was impermissible
  • There was improper evidence presented to the jury
  • Witness statements were collected unlawfully
  • There was a problem with the jury selection

Consult with Our Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer

To begin the process of filing an appeal, reach out to Schiro Criminal Defense. Attorney Schiro, Milwaukee's criminal appeal attorney, can help you determine if you have adequate grounds to petition the appellate court to review your case. We can then walk you through every step of the process, ensuring that everything adheres to the strict legal requirements.

Let us help you get relief from your conviction. Call (414) 404-5033 or contact us online now for wise legal counsel and aggressive advocacy.

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