I handle criminal appeals to ensure that the judge, the prosecutor, the police, and the defense attorney followed the law in adjudicating, prosecuting, investigating, and defending criminal cases. This not only helps to prevent wrongful convictions, it also helps to ensure that the officials don’t abuse the power we entrust them with.
African American Criminal Appeals lawyer, Mr. Walker an has been handling appeals, almost exclusively, for over 17 years. He has handled appeals in both state courts and federal courts, including appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States. He handles state appellate matters in Florida and in the Virgin Islands, and federal appellate matters throughout the country. He also handles trial court matters.
WHAT I DO
I review the actions of the judge, the prosecutor, the police officer, and the defense attorney to determine if they violated the law in adjudicating, prosecuting, investigating, or defending criminal cases. For example, the police might have conducted an unlawful search, the prosecutor might have failed to disclosed information showing that the defendant is not guilty, the judge might have admitted evidence that was improper, or the defense attorney might have failed to thoroughly investigate the case. If I determine that the judge, the prosecutor, the police officer, and the defense attorney violated the law, I present the case to an appellate court. If the appellate court agrees, it may overturn the conviction.
HOW I DO IT
I obtain a copy of the entire file, including all pre-trial transcripts and trial transcripts of everything that transpired in the courtroom; I review the entire file for possible unlawful actions by the judge, the prosecutor, the police, or the defense attorney; I thoroughly research the applicable law; I prepare a detailed written analysis of the unlawful action; and I appear before the appellate court for a hearing on the alleged unlawful actions.