St. Louis Criminal Appeals Lawyers

Criminal Appeals

If you have been convicted of a crime, but believe the court made mistakes that hurt your case, you may have a right to appeal your case to a higher court. To understand your rights and protect your interests, you want to talk with an experienced criminal appeals lawyer. The appellate process is considerably different from the trial process. Different rules apply and different strategies are necessary. You want a criminal attorney who knows and understands the appellate process, and who has protected the rights of others in criminal appeals.

At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we are licensed to practice before every state appellate court in Missouri, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and also the Seventh Circuit, and also the United States Supreme Court. Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and have represented more than 100 criminal defendants at trial and through criminal appeals. We have the skill, experience, knowledge and resources to successfully handle your criminal appeal.

Our Criminal Appeals Practice

In the appellate process, the court only makes rulings regarding mistakes of law. The court will not listen to testimony from witnesses or consider evidence. Instead, the appellate judges listen exclusively to legal arguments and make rulings of law. As a result, the attorney who handles your criminal appeal must have considerable skills in:

  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Oral advocacy

Because of our extensive appellate experience, we have well-honed research skills. We also have access to cutting-edge technology to aid us in our research. Our lawyers have written many compelling and successful appellate briefs and have successfully represented many clients in oral arguments before appeals courts.

Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.

For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis criminal law attorney, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300 or toll free at 800-844-2232. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.