Appeals Lawyer Lawrenceville
The appeals and post-conviction process
If you are found guilty of a crime, you have the constitutional right to appeal the conviction, and it is important to have a knowledgeable, experienced advocate such as Stepp Law at your side. With more than 17 years of experience as appeals lawyers in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County and throughout Georgia, we will aggressively pursue a new trial for you and will accompany and inform you along every step of the way.
What happens to my criminal record?
One of the consequences of a conviction or arrest for a crime is that you will be left with a criminal record that will usually be logged in a state or national database. In Georgia, the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) keeps a record of all this information. When you apply for a new job, your prospective employer may ask for your GCIC report as part of a background check. Public agencies may also request this information if you apply for or wish to continue receiving public benefits. In order to keep your criminal record accurate, it is possible to pursue the following actions:
- Contest the accuracy of information on your GCIC record
- Seek expungement, or removal, of certain arrests or convictions, depending on the type of crime
- Request a restoration of civil rights or a pardon
Because of the significant impact your criminal record may have on your daily life, it is important to make sure it is accurate and up to date. Consult with a criminal defense lawyer at Stepp Law to make sure your criminal record’s impact on your life is minimized.
Superior service for clients seeking an appeal
Depending on the circumstances of your individual case, Stepp Law attorneys may pursue any of the following forms of relief:
- Motion for a new trial: This motion is filed before your trial judge and a hearing is held. If the motion is granted, a new trial will be held with a new jury.
- Motion to appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court or Georgia Court of Appeals: If your new trial motion is denied by your trial judge, we may appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court or Georgia Court of Appeals, depending on the type of crime.
- Habeas corpus petition: If the Georgia Supreme Court or Georgia Court of Appeals denies your new trial motion and you are incarcerated, it is possible to file a habeas corpus petition in order to obtain a hearing before a judge in your county.
You can rely on the attorneys at Stepp Law to pursue the method of appeals that best suits your case and individual circumstances.
Contact our Lawrenceville appeals lawyer for a free initial phone consultation
If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime, get legal advice from a veteran criminal defense litigator such as Stepp Law as soon as possible to determine if there are ways to appeal the conviction. Call Stepp Law at 678-987-8490 or contact us online to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We proudly serve clients in Lawrenceville and throughout Walton and Gwinnett Counties.