The importance of getting the best trial lawyer you can cannot be stressed enough. Sometimes, even if you do, you suffer a conviction or punishment you do not feel you deserve. There can be many reasons.
The first thing to do is file a notice of appeal right away or make sure that your trial attorney has done so. A criminal appeal is technical and specific. You are best advised to consult a criminal defense attorney who specializes in appeals. Alanna D. Coopersmith has experience handling criminal appeals. In addition, her previous life as a commercial litigator gives her a background in written advocacy that few criminal defense attorneys possess. To arrange for a consultation about an appeal in your case, please contact Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510) 628-0596.