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Wisconsin Appeals Attorneys

If you were convicted of a crime, that does not necessarily mean all hope is lost. In Wisconsin, you have the right to challenge the decision and file an appeal or seek some type of post-conviction relief. The process for having your judgment reconsidered is lengthy and complex, and one misstep along the way could have an adverse impact on the outcome of your case. That is why you need a Milwaukee post-conviction lawyer who understands the law and the procedures for seeking post-conviction relief in Wisconsin.

At Ahmad & Associates, our team genuinely cares about the people we help. Our goal is to seek a favorable outcome on their behalf regardless of what stage of the criminal justice process they're at. When you choose our Milwaukee post-conviction appeal attorneys for legal representation, you'll have a team working for you. We’ll do everything in their legal power to obtain a just outcome. We have extensive experience within the criminal justice system, and we know how to develop compelling written briefs and present solid oral arguments. Whatever path your case must take, we have the knowledge and skills to handle it effectively.

Learn more about your legal options for challenging your conviction by calling us at (414) 928-7771 today.

What Is an Appeal in Wisconsin?

One of the legal vehicles available in Wisconsin for seeking a different judgment in your criminal case is an appeal. When you pursue this avenue, you're asking an appellate court to review the trial court's decision.

An appeal is not a new trial. Instead, it involves three appellate judges examining the original court record and written brief you submit. They must determine whether or not a legal error occurred that impacted the outcome of your case. You cannot produce new evidence, and your arguments for appealing your conviction must be clearly stated in the written brief. Because of this, it's crucial to have our Milwaukee appeals lawyers on your side who know how to craft these documents. We review every detail of your original trial and relevant case law to develop a convincing case on your behalf. In the event the appellate judges request to hear oral arguments, we have the skills needed to persuasively argue for a reconsideration of your judgment.

The possible outcomes of an appeal include:

  • Affirming the lower court's decision, meaning the original conviction and sentence will stand
  • Reversing the decision, which means the appellate court sides with the defendant (now referred to as an appellant) and may send the case back for a new trial
  • Modifying the judgment, if the appellate court deems a legal error occurred, it may correct the sentence

What Other Types of Post Conviction Relief Are Available?

Aside from pursuing an appeal, you may also file motions for other types of relief, such as withdrawing a guilty plea, reversing a conviction, or modifying a sentence. To seek post conviction relief, you must submit a notice of intent within 20 days of your judgment.

Upon receiving your notice, the court will notify the district attorney of your intent and hold a hearing.

Grounds for motions of post conviction relief include:

  • The court did not have the authority to issue the judgment or sentence (such action was out of its jurisdiction)
  • The sentence was greater than the lawfully allowable penalty
  • The defendant's constitutional rights were violated

Milwaukee Appeals Attorneys

When you choose Ahmad & Associates for help with the post conviction relief or appeals process, both of our Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys will handle your case. We will combine our knowledge and skill, as well as our caring yet aggressive approach, to work toward a favorable result for you. Whether you need a Milwaukee post-conviction relief lawyer or a Milwaukee criminal appeals lawyer, we can help!

Speak with us during a free consultation by calling (414) 928-7771 or submitting an online contact form.

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