Attorneys whose area of concentration is criminal appeals know that the grounds upon which a conviction may be overturned or a sentence changed vary from case to case. Common grounds for appealing a criminal case after sentencing include:

  • Misconduct by law enforcement
  • Refusal of the judge to exclude tainted or otherwise inadmissible evidence
  • Mistakes or incorrect rulings by the trial judge
  • Conviction not supported by the evidence
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Errors made by trial judge while instructing the jury
  • Sentencing errors including sentences in excess of legal maximums
  • Misconduct by jurors
  • Misconduct by prosecutors