Appeals

Appeals are a unique area of criminal defense

Bringing a client’s case to an appeals court is a kind of litigation animal all its own. Successful appellate advocates are thorough researchers and case preparers, insightful writers and eloquent presenters of arguments before justices.

This is the kind of full-service representation that your criminal appeal receives at the Law Offices of James M. Crawford in Orange.

We are proud of our record of participation before appellate panels. This track record of positive results is a highlight of James M. Crawford’s almost 25 years of experience as a state and federal appeals attorney.

Our capabilities in terms of working with appeals matters

  • Inadequate or incompetent representation
  • Judicial error
  • New evidence comes to light

More Than 600 Appeals Handled In Southern California State And Federal Courts

Appeals can be generated for a variety of reasons. Clients who are discouraged by a prior trial outcome may find out that they received inadequate or incompetent representation. Judicial error may have played a role. New evidence may have come to light that supports a defendant’s claims of innocence.

Whatever the circumstances or grounds for the appeal you are contemplating, your wishes and goals are respected at our Orange County appeals and criminal defense law firm. We go the extra mile to achieve justice for those we represent. As a matter of fact, an appeal is the extra mile in your journey to vindication. Our lawyer welcomes the opportunity to undertake that journey alongside you.

Ready To Handle Your Appeal

Are you considering appealing a criminal sentence? Discuss your appeals plans at length and in confidence in an initial consultation with the Law Offices of James M. Crawford. You can reach us by phone at (714) 538-0305 or by using our online contact form.
From the appeals website

Appeals and Writs

When you are charged with a crime, the future is suddenly uncertain. The fact that you were found guilty in trial court does not mean you have lost all of your rights. You still have the right to an attorney, and the right to file an appeal in an attempt to overturn your conviction or file a Writ of Habeas Corpus.

In Orange County, the first name that should come to your mind is James M. Crawford, of the Law Offices of James M. Crawford in Orange.

Mr. Crawford offers the proactive legal guidance you need, and the one-on-one personal service you deserve by identifying what went wrong in your original trial and by filing writs of habeas corpus to challenge all improper actions at criminal trials.

Our respected law firm’s founder established his practice almost 25 years ago to assist people just like you who want to appeal an erroneous conviction. An experienced appeals attorney has the opportunity to appear before appeals judges on a regular basis. Through this process and a regular reading of appellate decisions, the experienced appeals attorney is able to learn about the interests of each judge and the best ways to convince each judge. He will understand what persuades the court, how to write the statements of the case, what kind of issues will and won’t interest judges, how to frame issues so they present legal questions of interest to the appellate court.

Speak with criminal appeals attorney James Crawford now by calling (714) 538-0305 to determine your eligibility for any of these forms of relief or to discuss your particular appellate strategy.

Appeals attorney James M. Crawford knows how to get results.

Just one example of our law firm’s tireless advocacy and dedication to justice: after in-depth investigation, attorney Crawford presented the court with a habeas corpus petition for a young man who had been convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison for armed robbery. After the man served over two years in prison, Mr. Crawford secured his release from prison by proving his innocence of the charges.

Don’t postpone the selection of the right criminal appeals lawyer for you; Your initial consultation can be arranged at a moment’s notice. Call now — to (714) 538-0305, day or night.