Experienced Illinois State And Federal Appellate Attorney
Our system of justice is not always perfect, which is why there is an appeals system put into place at both the state and federal court levels. Wrongful convictions occur due to mistakes made during the criminal defense process.
Advocating For The Wrongfully Convicted
At Cheronis, Parente & Levitt LLC, our Illinois appeals attorneys are well-versed in appellate law for both state and federal crimes. Our entire practice is devoted to criminal law.
Our attorneys have defended clients in court against drug charges, white collar crimes, RICO charges, conspiracy charges, violent crimes, murder and sex crimes. If you require appellate court representation or you are considering making an appeal, please contact us online or call toll-free at 866-587-9887. Let us help prove your innocence.
Your Right To An Appeal
When an individual makes a criminal appeal, he or she is petitioning the higher court to review the decision of the lower court. During its review, the higher court (such as the Illinois Court of Appeals, Illinois Supreme Court or U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals), will determine whether an error was made by the lower court. These errors can include:
- Evidentiary ruling errors: exclusion of evidence that the jury should have heard or inclusion of evidence that the jury should not have heard (such as unfair and prejudicial evidence)
- Prosecution errors: intentional or unintentional misconduct by prosecutors
- Defense errors: ineffective assistance of counsel
If the higher court finds that the lower court erred, it can reverse the conviction, remand back to the lower courts for a new trial or resentence the conviction.
Contact Us For An Illinois Wrongful Conviction Attorney
For more information about an appeals process and how our Illinois wrongful conviction lawyers can help, contact Cheronis, Parente & Levitt LLC in Chicago, Illinois.