Appellate law requires a special combination of skills, aptitude and experience. A successful criminal appeal persuades a panel of judges from the Utah Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s decision or a jury verdict. Good writing skills are essential because an appeal is written and includes many details and technical legal arguments. Oral advocacy is also important as each side of the appeal will have the opportunity to make oral arguments before the appellate court.
An effective criminal appeal involves analysis of the entire criminal record of a trial, including court transcripts. Appellate lawyers marshal evidence, demonstrate and use knowledge of case law, engage in fruitful, relevant research and make strong arguments regarding errors of law at trial.
As preparation for an appeal, we find it valuable to review every aspect of a previous trial through a fresh set of eyes.
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Our appellate lawyers at the law offices of Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, successfully handle many appeals both for our own criminal defense clients and for clients whose cases were previously handled by other lawyers.
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