Mosser Legal Criminal Appeals Lawyers in Bethlehem, PA
A criminal charge has the potential to destroy many aspects of your life. Monumental life moments such as getting your dream job or buying a house can be put on hold or made impossible if you have a criminal conviction in your background. Criminal convictions, whether you committed the crime or not, will follow you for the rest of your life unless they are appealed or expunged.
Is your life being impacted by a criminal conviction, and you need to appeal? Mosser Legal may be able to help. At Mosser Legal, our criminal appeals attorneys have helped countless Bethlehem, PA residents get their lives back. You could be next. Contact our team today at (215) 567-1220.
Our founder, Mr. Todd Mosser, Esq.
Which Criminal Charges Can You Appeal in Bethlehem?
At Mosser Legal, our lawyers have helped many Bethlehem, PA residents appeal their criminal convictions. If you are dealing with a criminal conviction, it will be worth your while to contact our team. We will work tirelessly to get your criminal conviction appealed or expunged so you can get back to living your life. The most popular criminal convictions cases we handle include:
What if My PA Criminal Appeal Fails?
If you lose your initial appeal, we can help you file a motion to have your case reviewed by a larger group of the Court’s judges. This is called an en banc appeal because the entire bench, not just three judges, will hear your case. If the Court agrees to hear your case en banc, we will follow the same briefing schedule as the initial appeal.
How Many Times Can I Appeal My Bethlehem Criminal Appeals Case?
If your en banc appeal fails, we can help you petition The Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear your case. If our state’s highest Court accepts your case for review, again, each side files briefs and oral argument before the Court is scheduled. Following oral argument, the Court will decide your appeal, issue a majority opinion, and perhaps issue concurring and dissenting opinions.
If you’ve exhausted all of your appeals, we can help you petition for Post Conviction Relief (PCRA) within one year after your last appeal concluded.
Your Rights During a Criminal Appeals Case in Bethlehem
Most commonly criminal convictions are appealed for one of three reasons: procedural errors during your trial, legal errors during your trial, or infringement on your Constitutional rights. The most common reasons to appeal a criminal conviction in Bethlehem, PA include:
- Prosecutorial misconduct
- Juror misconduct
- Judicial misconduct
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
- Improperly admitted evidence
- Tainted evidence
- Incorrect jury instructions
- Lack of sufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict