Criminal Appellate Attorney in Baltimore
Relentless in Appealing Criminal Charges Across the U.S.
Nathans & Ripke LLP's appellate representation is widely acclaimed for its success. We have decades of experience in criminal and civil appeals in Baltimore and we have developed an extensive body of knowledge tailored to winning appeals and vindicating our client's rights at the appellate level.
Trial Versus Appeals: The Nathans & Ripke LLP Advantage
Not all trial attorneys can excel during the appellate stage. The trial and appellate attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have the essential blend of litigation and appellate experience that allows them to operate as if an appeal is imminent. In other words, our firm's attorneys consider the consequences of appellate positions during state and federal trials.
While we fight to represent our clients' interests at the initial trial stages, we also excel at challenging and overturning trial court legal errors. Our comfort in both legal settings is the cornerstone of our successful appellate practice.
A client's legal issues may be inextricably linked such as when they are facing simultaneous proceedings in the civil and criminal arenas on overlapping charges at different stages of resolution. Our attorneys fluidly move between the trial and appellate courts to ensure that our client's rights are preserved.
How to Have Justice Through Appeals
After conviction, state or federal court clients have several opportunities to obtain a new trial.
A conviction can be reversed as a result of a successful:
- Direct appeal
- Petition for writ of certiorari
- Post-conviction victory awarding a new trial
- Post-conviction coram nobis petition after the client has completed his sentence
These last two post-conviction options are explained separately as part of our comprehensive post-conviction practice section.
Defending You Until All Options Have Been Exhausted
The attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have extensive experience and notable successes in correcting errors made at trial through appeals.
Below is a list of some of the legal issues that have formed the basis for some of our appellate victories:
- Misapplication of evidentiary rules
- Judges giving the wrong jury instructions
- Discovery of exculpatory - Brady evidence
- Judge's improperly communicating with the jury
- Insufficiency of the evidence
- Prosecutor errors in closing arguments
If you believe you have grounds for an appeal in criminal or civil court contact Nathans & Ripke LLP today at (410) 783-0272 to speak with a knowledgeable criminal appellate attorney. We serve clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and across the country.