A criminal appeal is the mechanism used by our court system to review decisions made regarding the law applied in a criminal proceeding and to ensure the law was applied accurately and impartially. Generally, parties that have been negatively impacted by a court’s ruling file a criminal appeal. In a criminal appeal, a higher court, such as the South Carolina Court of Appeals or the South Carolina Supreme Court, will review records submitted by a lower court to determine if mistakes were made in a criminal proceeding, and if so, whether the party filing the appeal is entitled to relief. Criminal Appeals are time sensitive and knowing the necessary legal requirements can prevent a party from losing his or her chance for a successful appeal. There are many rules and procedures one needs to follow to achieve a successful appeal. For example, if notice of the appeal is not timely filed, the appeal may be dismissed and the party may be barred from filing it again in the future. Accordingly, it is essential that you hire a qualified attorney as soon as possible to ensure your appeal is properly heard.
If you are in need of an experienced appellate attorney, please contact us as soon as possible. Criminal appeals are extremely complicated and time sensitive. The more time we have to review your case, the better we can serve you. Contact the Law Offices of Perry B. DeLoach, Jr., LLC today for a FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION. If we can’t help you, we’ll help you find an attorney who can!