The Experience To Appeal Criminal Cases
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in District Court, you have the right to appeal the decision to the state’s Superior Court within five days. When this happens, the case starts over again from scratch, and a defendant can exercise their right to a jury trial. Lynch & Pine accepts District Court misdemeanor appeals.
Rhode Island Supreme Court Appeals
Another form of criminal appeal involves cases tried in Superior Court. If you were convicted in Superior Court, you have the right to appeal it to the state Supreme Court. In this instance, the Supreme Court will review your case to determine if any mistakes were made to overturn the conviction.
Victory Goes To The Side That Does Its Homework
An appeal to the Rhode Island Supreme Court is usually restricted to consideration of errors made during the first trial. You are not allowed to bring up new arguments or evidence at this stage.
Supreme Court trials are about the law itself, with victory going to the legal team whose research is the most solid and complete, and whose writing and logic before the court is most penetrating.
Leading With Experience
As part of the state attorney general’s office, the lawyers of Lynch & Pine conducted some of the state’s most difficult and most demanding prosecution of the past decade. Our attorneys are considered by many to be among the very best in the state, with deep experience on both sides.
If you are considering a criminal appeal in Rhode Island, you would do well to consider Lynch & Pine.
Talk To Us About Your Case
We consistently strive for exceptional criminal defense for our clients. If you have been accused of a crime, call 401-680-0921 or email the criminal defense appeals lawyers at Lynch & Pine. We are eager to meet with you and discuss your situation.