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Midland-Odessa Criminal Appeals Attorney

Passionate Criminal Appeals Lawyer Ready To Help Clients in Midland-Odessa

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime in Texas, it is important to understand that the fight for justice does not end with the verdict. Our legal system allows people who have been found guilty to appeal their convictions and seek review by a higher court. State and federal criminal appeals provide an opportunity to challenge errors made during the trial, present new evidence, or argue that your constitutional rights were violated.

The Importance of Legal Representation in Criminal Appeals

Criminal appeals are highly complex legal proceedings that require extensive knowledge of appellate law and a thorough understanding of the rules and procedures that govern the appellate process. Successfully navigating state and federal appeals requires strong research skills, exceptional writing skills, persuasive oral advocacy, and familiarity with prior case law.

An experienced attorney like Corey Young can play a critical role in ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the appellate process. With years of experience handling criminal cases at both the trial and appellate levels, Corey Young knows how to analyze the trial record for potential errors or constitutional issues that may be grounds for appeal.

Corey Young: A Trusted Advocate for Your Criminal Appeal

Attorney Young focuses his practice on representing clients in all phases of state and federal criminal appeals—from reviewing post-conviction case materials to presenting arguments before the highest courts. He is committed to providing individualized attention tailored specifically to each client's unique situation.

As your trusted criminal appeals attorney, you can expect:

  • In-depth case analysis: Corey Young will thoroughly examine every aspect of your case—from pretrial motions to sentencing—looking for potential errors or violations that may have occurred at any stage.
  • Persuasive brief writing: With Attorney Young's experienced legal writing skills and understanding of how to craft compelling, well-reasoned appellate briefs that highlight the issues on appeal, he can effectively argue for reversal or modification of a verdict or sentence.
  • Oral advocacy skills: Corey Young is a knowledgeable trial lawyer who has argued before both state and federal appellate courts. He will tirelessly advocate on your behalf during oral arguments, persuasively presenting your case to the judges or justices who have the power to overturn or modify your conviction.
  • Familiarity with Texas appellate courts: Attorney Young is intimately familiar with the various courts in Texas that handle appeals at both the state and federal levels. His knowledge of these courts' procedures, customs, and individual judges' preferences can greatly benefit your case.

Filing a criminal appeal can be a complex process involving strict deadlines, specific procedural rules, and intricate legal arguments. Working with an attorney like Corey Young will ensure that all necessary steps are followed correctly.

State Criminal Appeals

In Texas state criminal appeals, defendants have the right to ask a higher court to review their convictions. This type of appeal focuses on challenging errors made during the trial that may have affected the outcome or violated a defendant's constitutional rights.

A key aspect of state criminal appeals involves identifying mistakes or judicial errors regarding jury instructions, rulings on the admissibility of evidence, claims of prosecutorial misconduct, claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, improper use of expert testimony, or errors in excluding forensic evidence. Claims based on newly discovered evidence generally cannot be grounds for an appeal; these matters may be handled through writs of habeas corpus.

Federal Criminal Appeals

Federal criminal appeals can be filed by defendants who have been convicted under federal law. These appeals are filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which has jurisdiction over cases arising in Texas.

During a federal criminal appeal, Attorney Young will closely review your trial record—including transcripts, documents, and evidence admitted during the trial—to identify errors or constitutional violations that may have occurred during the proceedings. He will also look for areas where the judge misapplied or failed to apply relevant case law or controlling statutes.

Contact Our Odessa Criminal Appeals Attorney

To discuss your state or federal criminal appeal, contact Corey Young today. In a free consultation, he can review the details of your case and provide valuable insight into potential legal strategies for challenging your conviction. Do not delay seeking legal help; time limits apply to file appeals in both state and federal court. Call 936-647-1540 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

Attorney Young's office is located in Conroe, and he helps clients in Odessa, Midland, and throughout all of Texas defend against criminal charges and pursue post-conviction relief.

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