South Carolina Federal Conviction Criminal Appeals Lawyers
If you are convicted of, or plead guilty to, a crime in South Carolina you do have the right to appeal your case; however, you must act quickly to protect your rights.This appeal requires the assistance of a South Carolina criminal defense attorney who gets how the system works and knows what has to be proven to reverse your conviction.
Retain An Attorney Immediately After Your Sentencing Order is Issued
In order to protect your legal and Constitutional rights, it is critical that you contact us immediately after your sentencing order is issued if you want to appeal the decision. If a notice of appeal is not filed within 10 days after judgment (your sentencing order) is entered, you will lose your right to appeal.
What Is An Appeal?
An appeal is a way to tell the appellate court exactly how the judge did not follow the letter of law, how your rights were violated, and/or what rights you were denied.
Common grounds for a Federal Appeal include:
- A violation of your constitutional rights, or
- An overly harsh sentence
How Long Does it Take to Appeal A Federal Case?
An appeals case can take about 6-months to a year to be decided while being handled by a criminal defense attorney. While your case is on appeal, it is unlikely that you will be released. Furthermore, you do not have an guaranteed right to bail while appealing.