An appeal can occur within 30 days of any loss at trial, be it civil or criminal. Every person who has lost at trial has the right to appeal, and the appeal can address the mistakes the judge, jury, or even attorneys made.

The appellate courts are your last chance to correct the things that went wrong in your case.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Litigation
  • Civil Case Appeals
  • Criminal Case Appeals
  • Habeas Corpus Petitions
  • Ohio Supreme Court Petitions
  • Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief

Case examples:

State v. Williams - Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals - Reversed and remanded to eliminate Mr. Williams’ convictions. This case centered on whether the police department violated Mr. Williams’ Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Court of Appeals ruled that those rights were violated in the search of Mr. Williams’ home.

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State v. Butler - Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals - Reversed and remanded to reduce Mr. Butler’s conviction to a lower level offense. The deciding factor in this case rest within one element of the crime of Burglary. The Court of Appeals ruled that the element did not exist in this case, and by failing to notice its absence, the trial court had allowed too severe a conviction.

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State v. Wells - Ohio’s 11th District Court of Appeals - Reversed and remanded to reduced Mr. Wells’ sentence from six years in prison to three or fewer. This case hinged on the government’s use of defective jury forms which failed to specify the correct degree of the crime alleged. The Court of Appeals found this error to be fatal, and reversed to reduce the severity of Mr. Wells’ conviction.

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State v. Baker - Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals - Reversed and remanded to apply an important concept in Ohio law; the proper, evidence-based review of the constitutional protections of double jeopardy. The trial court had failed to review for such issues, the record failed to show any evidence in regards to the appeal, and the Court of Appeals reversed.

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