Criminal Appeal Attorney


A Criminal Conviction Isn’t Always the End

If you believe you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime, it isn’t the end of the road. A criminal conviction can be challenged several ways if mistakes were made during the case or at trial. At Hillsborough Defense, we assist clients in criminal appeals as well as post-conviction relief. If you or a loved one are considering a criminal appeal, please contact us today for a free consultation.


Experience and Expertise for the Best Result Possible

Let us put our experience to work for you. We have years of experience handling criminal cases throughout the Tampa Bay Area. We will put our expertise to work in your case to ensure that we get the best result possible.

Ways of Challenging a Criminal Conviction

Following a conviction there are three different ways of challenging the conviction:

  1. A direct appeal of the conviction and sentence;
  2. A petition for habeas corpus; and
  3. A motion for post-conviction relief due to ineffective assistance of counsel.

Direct Appeal

A criminal conviction can be appealed directly following the verdict. If mistakes were made during the trial and the wrong evidence was used against you, then you have the right to challenge your conviction through a direct appeal. At Hillsborough Defense we will analyze the facts of your case and what happened during your trial to determine the best way to appeal your conviction.

There is a firm time limit for filing an appeal after a trial. If you or a loved one have been wrongfully convicted please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Habeas Corpus Petition

Even if the time for a direct appeal has passed, a conviction can still be collaterally attacked though a petition for habeas corpus. These petitions are typically reserved for serious cases, and can be a valuable tool for overturning a wrongful conviction.

Post-Conviction Relief

What if the defense attorney made mistakes during your case? If those mistakes led to a conviction, you may be able to have your conviction reversed. Achieving post-conviction relief requires expertise. At Hillsborough Defense we are able to analyze the details of your case, and help you achieve the best result.


Contact us today for a free consultation.

If you or a loved one has questions about a criminal appeal, contact us today for a free consultation. Don’t wait to start protecting your rights.