By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
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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