Harrisburg Criminal Appeals
Serious Criminal Offenses | Murder | Manslaughter | Homicide by Vehicle | Federal Drug Crimes | Federal Weapons Offenses | Megan’s Law and Sexual Predator Violations
If you have been charged with a crime and convicted at trial but you believe the judge made mistakes that led to your conviction, you want an experienced appellate attorney to review your case and help you understand your rights. There are specific rules governing what can and cannot be appealed in a jury or bench trial. You want an attorney who not only understands the appeals process, but who has successfully represented criminal defendants in the courts of appeals.
At the law office of Laguna Reyes Maloney, LLP, we have aggressively protected the rights of criminal defendants in the greater Harrisburg area since 1995. We are experienced trial attorneys who handle the defense of serious criminal offenses. Attorney Roger Laguna is a former police officer who understands the criminal justice system and how to protect your constitutional rights. We will always take a strong stance on your behalf.
To schedule a meeting to discuss your criminal appeal, contact our office online or call us at 717-233-5292(toll-free at (800) 255-9587). Your initial consultation is always free.
Our Criminal Appeals Practice
A criminal appeal is very different from a trial. In an appeal, you can only ask the court to examine whether there have been mistakes in the process; you cannot re-argue issues of fact. The brutal truth is that most appeals are denied. Despite what you may think, appellate courts generally give great deference to the trial courts that they supervise. As a consequence, the attorney who handles your appeal must have very effective appellate skills, including the ability to effectively research the laws and prior decisions in a persuasive way that will relate to your case and compel a court to intervene in your appeal. Quite frankly, your lawyer had better be able to clearly communicate in writing why there were mistakes of law and must also be skilled in oral advocacy, as your case may go before a panel of very experienced and wise appellate judges. Our record speaks for itself in these matters: we have successfully argued against the Commonwealth and won numerous appeals.
At the office of Laguna Reyes Maloney, LLP, we have considerable experience and a long record of success in criminal appeals. We can quickly review your case, including trial transcripts, and identify if the court improperly included or excluded evidence, or if the jury was given incorrect instructions on the law.
Because of our experience, we have the willingness and ability to take even the most complex criminal appeals, including cases involving homicide or sex crimes. We handle cases in the state and federal appeals courts.
Contact Our Office
We provide a free initial consultation. Contact our office online or call us at 717-233-5292(toll-free at (800) 255-9587) to set up an appointment.
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The law firm of Laguna Reyes Maloney, LLP, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is pleased to serve clients in Central Pennsylvania, Greater Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley, and the Tri-state including the cities of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Steelton, Highspire, Middletown, Palmyra, Annville, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Camp Hill, Dillsburg, Dauphin Boro, Halifax, Newport, Duncannon, and State College, and the counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, York, Lancaster, Franklin, Juniata, Perry, and Snyder.