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Your Legal Resource For DMV And Criminal Appeals

If things went wrong for you in court, and an unjust decision came down for any reason, there is still hope. To pursue your right of appeal, you need an attorney who is experienced in this complex, procedure-heavy area of law. The other critical factor is that you need to act fast. Deadlines for appeal are strict and final. If you miss one, the opportunity to appeal is simply gone in nearly all cases — no matter how strong your case or how right your position.

Felony Convictions, Misdemeanor Convictions And DMV Suspensions

Do not let an essential opportunity to prevent injustice and protect your future pass by. Contact me today. Over many years in practice throughout the Santa Cruz area and Northern California, I have obtained positive results for people in all levels of appeals, including appeals of:

  • Misdemeanor convictions to the Superior Court
  • Felony convictions (such as drug charges and violent crimes) to the California Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California
  • DMV’s suspension of your driver’s license

These courts and processes are different for all three distinct situations, and each can be a minefield for the unwary — in terms of paperwork, timing for actions, standards of review and other factors.

The Skill And Experience To Evaluate And Pursue Your Appeal

Not every criminal defense attorney handles appeals, and some do it infrequently. Current, in-depth knowledge of the specific court of appeal and process that apply to your case may be critical. Common sense certainly isn’t enough — and it may even be your enemy — when navigating an appellate court.

It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of fast action if you want to appeal your conviction or license suspension. If you have been arrested for DUI, for example, and want to have any chance of keeping your driver’s license, we must contact the DMV within 10 days. Deadlines after felony and misdemeanor convictions may vary, but they are equally strict and nonnegotiable.

No matter how good your appeal is, you can lose opportunities by waiting to contact a lawyer. I urge you to call me today at 831-459-0427 for a free consultation on your potential appeal.