At The Law Office of Munoz & Paltz, we understand how terrifying it may be if your loved one has been convicted a crime and sentenced. However, hope may not be lost, you may still be able to file a criminal appeal, which could result in their conviction being overturned. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your or your loved one's case and the procedures used to file a direct appeal after a conviction. You must act fast to preserve your rights, a notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days of the sentencing being imposed.
APPEALS AFTER PLEA BARGAINS IN TEXAS:
While it is possible to file an appeal after a person enters a guilty or no contest plea pursuant to a plea bargain, it is limited to the following causes of action:
MOTIONS FOR NEW TRIAL:
Governed by Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 21, a motion for new trial must be filed within 30 days from the day you were formally sentenced, and presented to the court at a hearing within 10 days of being filed.
The purpose of a motion for new trial is the defendant's way of telling the court that the jury or the court did something wrong and therefore the defendant deserves a new trial. The trial court may grant a motion for new trial on several grounds, which could include:
Contact our office today. you must act fast to preserve your rights, a notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days of the sentencing being imposed.