Appeals of Criminal Convictions & Sentencing

You may have been found guilty at trial, but that doesn't mean your case is sealed shut. You have a constitutional right to have the trial court's actions evaluated by a panel of appellate judges. If your case was mishandled or a procedural error led to your conviction, your case could be overturned. When considering an appeal, invest in an experienced appellate attorney who understands the unique procedural elements involved in court and can effectively present evidence to a panel of appellate judges.

Experienced Appellate Attorney Focused On Your Best Interests

For 25 years, attorney Michael D. Horn, Esq., has appealed criminal cases before the highest appellate courts in New York. He is well-versed in rules of evidence, appellate procedure laws and the limits on appealing felony and misdemeanor convictions. Mr. Horn is fully prepared to identify and present viable appellate arguments to try and overturn your conviction. Contact our law firm now to learn how he can protect your rights.

Knowledge Is Power In Appellate Law

Astoria appellate lawyer Michael Horn has extensive experience successfully pleading his clients' case before the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals in Albany and Queens, New York. He is well-versed on the tactics judges often use to sway deliberating jurors by improperly limiting defense efforts to cross-examine witnesses or present exculpatory evidence. When you select our law firm, Mr. Horn will review your trial record to understand if the verdict was affected by any procedural errors or technical issues such as:

  • DNA errors or failure to properly present DNA evidence
  • Discovery of new evidence
  • Conflict of interest
  • Poor instructions given to jurors
  • Improper jury selection
  • False statements made by witnesses at the criminal trial
  • Introduction of evidence secured without a proper search warrant or as the result of an illegal wiretap

An experienced trial attorney does not necessarily make a strong appellate lawyer. An appellate lawyer needs to be able to review a trial record and craft an argument outlining why the trial verdict should be overturned. Attorney Michael Horn knows how to develop effective appellate briefs and present cases to panels of appellate judges. He is fully prepared to pursue an appeal, if the evidence shows the trial court got it wrong.

Contact Us Now for a Consultation About a Criminal Appeal

If you lost at trial, you have the option to attempt an appeal of the verdict. However, you must act quickly to protect your constitutional rights. Attorney Michael Horn is well-versed on the rules and deadlines for filing an appeal.

Contact our firm to learn what steps you should pursue before more time passes. Mr. Horn is available to meet you in jail and is committed to promptly returning emails and voicemail. Our staff speaks Spanish. Credit card payments are accepted.