If you are convicted of a crime and you feel that you did not get a fair trial or were treated unjustly at sentencing, you can file an appeal. This process asks a higher court to review your case again because of mistakes that may have affected the outcome or your sentence. No new evidence is admitted on appeal; the only thing that is reviewed is the record of the previous trial. To be successful, you need an experienced attorney to take your case.
The Reading, Pennsylvania, criminal defense attorneys of Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., have extensive trial experience and have successfully handled appeals for their clients. We do a thorough investigation of your case to see if mistakes occurred that affected its outcome. We write the required briefs and argue your case before the appeals court with the goal of having it dismissed or retried, or obtaining a new and more appropriate sentence. We also file appeals under the Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) for individuals who qualify.
Other Criminal Legal Services
We offer the following additional services for clients who have been convicted of crimes:
- Probation and parole violation defense
- Indirect criminal contempt (ICC) defense
- Restoration of firearms rights
Our firm offers competent counsel with compassionate care. We are here to help.
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We are here for you when you need us. Call us at (610) 685-8000 or contact us online to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.