Do Not Suffer For Your Lawyer’s Mistake
Lawyers are human beings, subject to the same weaknesses and foibles as anyone else. Sometimes they will make a mistake. The problem is, when a lawyer has an off day, people’s lives can be destroyed. At The Law Offices of J. Darren Byers, P.A., we will work to make sure that you do not suffer because of a mistake.
With over two decades of experience, J.D. Byers has earned a reputation as an attorney who does the legwork necessary to review every aspect of your case. We will often find that one, simple, overlooked fact that can turn the tide for you. We take pride in building strong cases and getting our clients through the hardest times of their lives.
Appeals: Why They Happen And What You Need To Do
An appeal is the process in which a case goes to a higher court to be reviewed before a new judge for any mistakes made in the original trial. For example, if your case was before a judge in Winston-Salem, on appeal it goes to the North Carolina court of appeals, then the North Carolina Supreme Court and then to a federal appeals court. Some common reasons for needing an appeal are:
- Your lawyer made a mistake in arguing your case.
- You took a plea deal that was detrimental to you
- The evidence against you was questionable
There are definitely other reasons, but whatever the reason for your appeal it is very important to understand that there is a time limit:
- You must file your appeal within 14 days of your conviction.
Getting On The Right Track
Starting the appeal process may have a time constraint, but we are here to help you obtain the best possible outcome. We offer free consultations to prospective clients to demonstrate how we would handle your legal issues. Call us at 336-727-1085, or contact us online.