Appellate Practice

As trial lawyers, we are well-versed in the intricacies of both federal and state criminal law and can attack your conviction and sentence based on errors made in the lower court.

A conviction does not mean that that the fight for your freedom and liberty is over.   If you have been convicted of a crime, whether federal or state, you have the right to appeal your conviction and the ultimate sentence that you received.  During your case, many different types of errors may have occurred that could give way to either reversing your conviction, remanding your case for a new trial, or reducing your sentence. 

The Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman handles cases in federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts.  As trial lawyers, we are well-versed in the intricacies of both federal and state criminal law and can attack your conviction and sentence based on errors made in the lower court such as:

  • Incorrect evidentiary rulings such as erroneously admitted evidence, inadmissible confessions, failure to suppress unlawfully obtained evidence
  • Sufficiency of evidence
  • Improper jury instructions
  • Constitutional issues and depravations
  • Excessive sentences and errors in applying sentencing enhancements

To successfully appeal your conviction or sentence, it is necessary go through the entire history of the case, including all of the evidence, trial transcripts, and court rulings to determine what grounds exists to appeal your case.  An appeal is limited to reviewing the case to make sure the law was properly applied, not to retry your case or hear new evidence.  For that reason, it is important you hire an attorney that is willing and able to put in the time to thoroughly review every aspect of your case and extensively research complex legal questions and novel issues to ensure an effective appeal is filed on your behalf.

If the appellate court has upheld your conviction and sentence, and there is no Constitutional issue to appeal to the Supreme Court, there remain several other post-conviction options.  These are also known as collateral appeals.  One of the most common types these collateral appeals is a Petition for Habeas Corpus.  According to the law, you cannot be held in custody by federal or state governments for a conviction obtained without due process.  Habeas Corpus allows your lawyer to argue that something about your conviction and imprisonment has violated a constitutional right.  

At the Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman, we have experience representing individuals in direct and collateral appeals at both the federal and state levels.  We have represented individuals convicted of both white collar and non-white collar offenses.  We are dedicated to helping our clients regain their freedom and reputation. 

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