Appeals of Crime Verdicts in California State and Federal Higher Court
Appeals are an official request for a higher court to review a trial court decision based on error of procedure or an error in application of the law. This often occurs as a result of a court’s decision on a motion or at the end of a trial or a lawyer’s conduct during trial. The appeals court scrutinizes the lower court decision to determine whether to uphold, reverse, or modify the result of the lower court. The ability to appeal and the timing of an appeal differs in state and federal courts. Thus, an attorney must be consulted immediately. Khojayan & Associates have handled numerous appeals in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning and setting several cases as important precedent.