Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Orange County, California
Although the criminal justice system has a number of checks and balances and defendants have the benefits and protections of the U.S. Constitution, truth and justice doesn’t always prevail. Criminal appeals may be available to people who were wrongfully convicted because their case was improperly handled by a lawyer, judge, or jury, or even more infrequently, there was insufficient evidence for a conviction.
Not all convicted individuals are eligible for criminal appeals, but in certain situations a person may be able to try to appeal a guilty verdict. A person may appeal a felony or a misdemeanor.
Orange County Criminal Appeals
Scott D. Hughes will review the record in your case for issues to rise on appeal. The number of possible legal issues is almost infinite, however, the typical appellate issues involve:
- Illegal searches and seizures
- Coerced confessions
- Evidence improperly excluded or included
- Jury instructions that misstated the legal issues applicable to your case
- Sentencing errors
Whether any of these issues or others is applicable to your case is something that, of course, Scott D. Hughes will not know until he has had a chance to review the record in your case.
Orange County Criminal Appeals Attorney Scott D. Hughes
Appellate procedures are highly complex and are time sensitive. Scott D. Hughes is an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer and attorney who is an aggressive, professional litigator ready to help you.
Criminal Defense lawyer Scott D. Hughes provides representation to individuals in the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Additionally, the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes represents individuals in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.