Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Southern Illinois

The right of appeal is a critical aspect of our justice system at many levels. It is also an acknowledgement that our systems are imperfect and serious mistakes do occur. If you have been victimized by an unjust verdict or sentence, your future may rest on the skill of an Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Southern Illinois who will diligently examine legal options and know how to pursue them.

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Criminal Appeals

Procedural Knowledge You Can Count On

At Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C., we are prepared to pursue appeals in courts including the Illinois State Appellate Court or the Illinois Supreme Court, including:

  • Post-trial direct appeals based on any violation of your rights or miscarriage of justice in your criminal defense case, in the effort to overturn your conviction or sentence
  • Post-conviction motions and petitions often due to specific mistakes or overall ineffective representation by your original criminal defense lawyer
  • Interlocutory appeals, often involving admission or suppression of evidence, during the course of your criminal case

Honest Guidance and Decisive, Effective Action on Your Behalf

As Experienced Criminal Lawyers in Southern Illinois, we are prepared to analyze your original case, grounds for appeal and likelihood of success based on sound knowledge of applicable laws and court rules. Prompt, decisive action is required as post-trial motions must be filed within 10 days.

Solid research, the writing of appellate briefs and skill in oral argument may all be essential to a successful appeal. To work with an experienced southern Illinois criminal lawyer who will focus on understanding your needs and building the best possible argument for a successful appeal, please contact our law office today.

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