Milwaukee Post Conviction Relief Lawyers
Caring and Dedicated Legal Representation
If you were convicted of a crime, that does not necessarily mean all hope
is lost. In Wisconsin, you have the right to challenge the decision and
file an appeal or seek some type of post-conviction relief. The process
for having your judgment reconsidered is lengthy and complex, and one
misstep along the way could have an adverse impact on the outcome of your
case. That is why you need a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer who understands
the law and the procedures for seeking post-conviction relief in Wisconsin.
At Ahmad & Associates, our team genuinely cares about the people we
help. Our goal is to seek a favorable outcome on their behalf regardless
of what stage of the criminal justice process they're at. When you choose
our Milwaukee post conviction attorneys for legal representation, you'll
have a team working for you. We’ll do everything in their legal
power to obtain a just outcome. We have extensive experience within the
criminal justice system, and we know how to develop compelling written
briefs and present solid oral arguments. Whatever path your case must
take, we have the knowledge and skills to handle it effectively.
Learn more about your legal options for challenging your conviction by
calling us at
(414) 928-7771 today.
What Is an Appeal in Wisconsin?
One of the legal vehicles available in Wisconsin for seeking a different
judgment in your criminal case is an appeal. When you pursue this avenue,
you're asking an appellate court to review the trial court's decision.
An appeal is not a new trial. Instead, it involves three appellate judges
examining the original court record and written brief you submit. They
must determine whether or not a legal error occurred that impacted the
outcome of your case. You cannot produce new evidence, and your arguments
for appealing your conviction must be clearly stated in the written brief.
Because of this, it's crucial to have our Milwaukee appeals lawyers on
your side who know how to craft these documents. We review every detail
of your original trial and relevant case law to develop a convincing case
on your behalf. In the event the appellate judges request to hear oral
arguments, we have the skills needed to persuasively argue for a reconsideration
of your judgment.
The possible outcomes of an appeal include:
- Affirming the lower court's decision, meaning the original conviction and
sentence will stand
- Reversing the decision, which means the appellate court sides with the
defendant (now referred to as an appellant) and may send the case back
for a new trial
- Modifying the judgment, if the appellate court deems a legal error occurred,
it may correct the sentence
What Other Types of Post Conviction Relief Are Available?
Aside from pursuing an appeal, you may also file motions for other types
of relief, such as withdrawing a guilty plea, reversing a conviction,
or modifying a sentence. To seek post conviction relief, you must submit
a notice of intent within 20 days of your judgment.
Upon receiving your notice, the court will notify the district attorney
of your intent and hold a hearing.
Grounds for motions of post conviction relief include:
- The court did not have the authority to issue the judgment or sentence
(such action was out of its jurisdiction)
- The sentence was greater than the lawfully allowable penalty
- The defendant's constitutional rights were violated
Working as a Team for You
When you choose Ahmad & Associates for help with the post conviction
relief or appeals process, both of our Milwaukee criminal attorneys will
handle your case. We will combine our knowledge and skill, as well as
our caring yet aggressive approach, to work toward a favorable result
for you. Whether you need a Milwaukee post-conviction relief lawyer or
a Milwaukee criminal appeals lawyer, we can help!
Speak with us during a free consultation by calling
(414) 928-7771 or
submitting an online contact form.