Defendants have the right to appeal their convictions to a higher court. If your offense was non-violent, you may be able to remain free until the appeals process is complete. Defendants may appeal the sentencing decision, pre-trial rulings and decisions during the trial. In addition to appealing the conviction, you can appeal the fairness of the trial or the length of the sentence. The initial request must be filed within thirty days.
Contact our office if you want to appeal your conviction. We have extensive experience with the appeals process. It’s important to have an attorney who has successfully handled these cases because the appeals process is different from trial proceedings. Our legal team has the discipline and expertise required to meet deadlines associated with filing the appeal and any additional information that the court requires.
All appeals in Nevada are heard by the state supreme court. There is an expedited process for filing and hearing most appeals due to the court’s case load. The appeals process is lengthy and must be done quickly. This is why it is important that you have a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who understands the intricacies of the appeals process. You don’t want to lose your appeal because someone missed a deadline, omitted details or provided incomplete documents.