The Appeals Process

If a defendant in a criminal case feels that he has been wrongly convicted of a crime, he should not be resigned to accepting the sentence with which the court leaves him. Fortunately, the appeals process exists so that the verdict of a case may be reviewed in the event that one of the parties is dissatisfied with the results, and feels that a higher authority court may reverse the decision.

Though it exists to protect all those involved in hearings of legal cases, the appeals process can be very complicated. An experienced lawyer is a valuable resource if you are considering appealing a conviction you have faced in a criminal trial. The Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help ensure that your appeal receives fair consideration. Contact us today at (214) 845-7007 for more information.

Steps in Appealing a Verdict

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense and wish to appeal the court’s decision, acting quickly is very important. The general steps of the appeal procedure are:

  • Determining eligibility for an appeal.
  • Obtaining a notice of appeal.
  • Filing a completed notice of appeal (within the allotted time period).
  • Paying the county clerk for the appeal fee.
  • Filing an official motion of appeal.
  • Securing a court date.
  • Assuring that all forms have been appropriately filed.

While it seems fairly simple, it is important to have the guidance of an experienced lawyer to help make sure the forms and procedures of the appeals process are completed correctly and that your case is argued effectively.

Contact Us

If you have been wrongly convicted of a crime and are planning on filing an appeal, you need to discuss your case with a legal counselor who will fight to protect your rights. Contact the Dallas criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 for more information.


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