Texas Criminal Appeals 101

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

www.rosenthalwadas.com

(972) 369-0577

Appealing a conviction in Texas can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.

Criminal trials are extremely complex and if the judge, prosecutor, or even your own lawyer have made mistakes — a conviction can potentially be over-turned by the Texas appeals courts.  While an appeal can often represent a great hope — you should know that statistically the odds are long at having a case overturned.  That being said — convictions are over-turned all the time.

The most important thing to remember with an appeal is time is critical.  Some issues can be appealed months and even years after a conviction — but the vast majority of appeals MUST BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS of the judgment under the Texas Rules of Appellate procedure.  Also, sometimes a motion for new trial can be granted and the trial judge can…

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