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A criminal conviction is a crushing blow for anyone. Once the judge has handed down the sentence, it may feel like the end of the road. How will you ever fight back from this?
We Will Help You Fight Back
If you have been convicted of a crime in New Jersey, you have the right to appeal the conviction itself, as well as your sentence. To have any chance of successfully overturning your case, however, you need a skilled New Jersey criminal appeals attorney on your side.
If you are considering filing an appeal in your criminal case, it’s important to act quickly, as the deadlines for appeal can be quite short.
For example, the timeframe for appealing a denial of an application for pretrial intervention is just 10 days. If you wait too long, you can miss your chance to get the justice you deserve.
The Staggering Statistics of Wrongful Convictions
When you have been convicted, people regard you differently. The stigma of a criminal conviction is unlike any other label. Instead of a person, you are now a thief, a criminal, a convict, a felon.
It’s difficult for anyone to live with the aftermath of a criminal conviction. When you have been wrongfully convicted, this stigma can be unbearable.
What many people fail to realize is how incredibly common wrongful convictions really are.
Consider the following statistics:
- A study published by the National Academy of Sciences reveals that one in 25 people sentenced to death in the U.S. are later shown to be innocent.
- About 10,000 Americans are wrongfully convicted of a crime every year.
- 71 percent of criminal exonerations involve eyewitness misidentification.
You can read more shocking wrongful conviction statistics at the website of the Innocence Project, which has helped overturn hundreds of wrongful convictions in the United States.
New Jersey Criminal Appeals Attorney
At Schibell Law, our criminal defense attorneys have broad experience righting wrongs and helping people get justice from a justice system that has wronged them. Let us help you set the record straight. Call today to discuss your case.