Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Oklahoma
Any criminal conviction can be appealed in Oklahoma. This means that if you or a loved one was tried and found guilty of a criminal offense, you have the right to file an appeal.
Under the law, an appeal is a request that a defendant makes after being convicted by a judge or jury in a lower court. The appeal is made to a higher court to review that decision.
The appeal may be made in one of two ways: to the Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
Grounds for an Appeal
Just because you have the right to file for an appeal does not mean that one will be granted. Certain circumstances must be present in order for a higher court to hear your case. For example:
- New evidence
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
- Procedural or legal errors
- Jury misconduct
- Prosecutorial misconduct
How Long Does an Appeal Take?
The appeals process is a lengthy one and may take up to 18 months. While the concept is simple, there are many, many steps that must be followed—and followed up on.
Appeal Advocacy You Can Trust
Filing an appeal is a serious matter that could have a tremendous impact on your future. If you have been convicted of a crime in Oklahoma and think an appeal may be appropriate in your case, contactThe Edge Law Firm right away to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.