Grounds for a Criminal Appeal in Pennsylvania: What You Need To Know

Were you unfairly convicted of a crime in PA? You might have grounds for a criminal appeal.

The reasons or “grounds” upon which a criminal conviction may be overturned or a sentence changed vary from case to case. Common grounds for appealing a criminal case after sentencing include:

Not every error will result in overturning the conviction or a new trial. Appellate judges rule that some trial errors are harmless errors that did not affect whether the defendant was convicted or not.

To find out whether you have grounds for appeal and get help with the criminal appeals process in Pennsylvania, contact us for a consultation. We can help you with your PA criminal appeal, your federal criminal appeal in PA, or your PCRA petition in PA. If you’ve been unfairly treated by the court system in Pennsylvania, we can help you.