Criminal Appeals

Maryland Appeals Process

In Maryland, if a person is convicted of a crime, they have the right to appeal the case to a higher court. Appeals are trial reviews that decide if the case was fair and correct. The review is based upon the actions of the lower courts both prior and during the trial. All appeals take place in an appellate court. While the appeals process is taking place, the appellate court does not allow the submission of new evidence. The court will hear both sides of the argument before reaching a final decision.

While many cases are appealed to a higher court, very seldom does the court rule against the trial judge. While sometimes a verdict is reversed, typically the appeal takes place to lower the sentencing of the convicted.

It has been my experience that appealing a criminal case takes a lot of preparation prior to the hearing, especially if you weren’t involved in the initial trial. As for any appeals attorney, I’m sure they would recommend hiring an attorney that is very familiar with the appeals process.

Contact a Maryland Appeals Attorney for more information.

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