Criminal Appeals in State and Federal Courts

Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.

Individuals and companies who are unsatisfied with the outcome of a decision in a criminal matter may pursue relief through an appeal. Appeals in criminal matters and in related cases are oftentimes highly technical, and care to adhere to strict procedural rules must be followed as a preliminary step if an appeal is to have a chance of success.

Our Criminal Law practice is among the best-regarded state and federal practices of its kind. Our team is led by a certified criminal trial attorney and includes former assistant county prosecutors and deputy attorneys general who have distinguished themselves in difficult and highly publicized cases.

We have vast experience handling appeals before the State and Federal Courts, and have obtained favorable results in appeals of criminal convictions, search and seizure issues, parole matters and civil rights cases, in addition to other types of appeals. Oftentimes, a litigant’s best chance of success in a criminal case is at the trial level. When the outcome at the trial is not successful, chances of succeeding on appeal are much less favorable. Therefore, is important to retain attorneys that are experienced in handling appellate matters and who will focus on the variables that are most likely to result in a favorable outcome and to present those in as compelling a way possible for review by the Appellate Court. 

New Jersey's Trusted Criminal Appeals Lawyers

Because of our reputation and our results in handling criminal appeals, Wilentz has become a firm of choice for other attorneys that refer their clients to us after their case does not succeed at the trial court level. Members of our team appear before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in criminal appeals, and we have also filed briefs and handled cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Our experience handling appeals also extends beyond criminal cases.  We have handled appeals in civil rights matters, administrative agency litigation and other matters that touch upon the criminal law team’s experience.

Contact Our Attorneys Regarding Your Appeal

If you or your company is interested in pursuing an appeal, please contact us today and learn what Wilentz can do to assist you.