Criminal Appeals

Your Last Chance In Criminal Defense

If you have been convicted on criminal charges, the situation is sure to be serious, but it is not necessarily hopeless. It is essential to work with an appeals attorney who has experience handling appeals. There is too much at stake to trust your appeal to a lawyer who does not have a track record of successful wins on appeal.

At Metcalf & Associates, P.C., we have 25 years of legal experience representing clients in Hoffman Estates, Aurora, West Dundee and the surrounding Illinois area. Our Hoffman Estates criminal appeals attorneys take a personalized, detail-oriented approach to put our clients in the best situation possible to win their cases.

The Appeals Process

Although most people don’t realize it, appeals are significantly different from criminal trials. They require a different set of skills from the lawyer handling the case and experience is absolutely paramount for success.

While most criminal trials are brought before a jury, with supporting arguments based on fact and law, appeals are argued before a judge, based on legal precedent and procedure. It is essential for a criminal appeals lawyer to know the law, the relevant procedures and the best ways to win on appeal.

With more than 20 years of legal experience and a thriving appeals practice, we are able to look over your case, help you determine whether you would have a good case on appeal and explain the process for you. Then, we will do everything we can to establish an error in the lower court that could justify an appeal and walk you through the entire process as we fight for your last chance in your criminal defense.

To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced criminal appeals lawyer in Illinois, call 847-882-1992 or contact us online.