Georgia Appeals Lawyer
Ben has spent the bulk of his career appealing convictions to the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Nothing upsets him more than reading a transcript where his client was denied his or her right to a fair trial. He is dedicated to seeking reversals in all of his cases. If you need the services of a Georgia Appeals Attorney, contact Ben immediately.
Investigation, Research, Analysis And Writing
There are strict time limits to appealing your conviction. You have only 30 days to file your notice of appeal. Act quickly, or else risk forever losing your ability to appeal.
The four most important aspects of appellate work are investigation, research, analysis and writing. Ben approaches his appeals with the knowledge that not every case is properly investigated the first time around. In your case, he will go back to the very beginning and make sure that all the relevant facts and circumstances have been uncovered. He will then thoroughly analyze and research all the appellate issues in your case.
Appeals are largely about the ability to put into writing the most persuasive facts and legal argument in support of overturning the conviction. Ben has authored more than 50 briefs in the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Ben's experience as a criminal appeals lawyer in Georgia, as well as his passion for defending those convicted of crimes, has led to outstanding results for his clients. Some of these results are described below.
In McNair v. State, Ben's client was charged with DUI. Ben believed that the traffic statute used to stop his client's vehicle was unconstitutionally vague. Although McNair was acquitted of DUI at trial, Ben appealed his conviction for making an improper left hand turn to the Supreme Court of Georgia, who unanimously ruled that Georgia's left turn law was unconstitutional on its face.
In Sosebee v. State, Ben's client was charged with murder. Before trial, the judge ruled that the firearm found in her hotel room would be admissible at her trial. Ben appealed this ruling, arguing that the search of the hotel room was in violation of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against illegal search and seizure. The Court of Appeals agreed and reversed the trial court.
In Stone v. State, Ben's client had been convicted of aggravated assault and sentence to 20 years in prison. On appeal, Ben argued that a statement Stone made had been obtained in violation of his Sixth Amendment right to counsel. The Court of Appeals agreed and reversed the conviction. Ben went on to win a second appeal in the same case, State v. Stone, after the prosecutor tried once again to admit the statement at trial.
If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime, you will need an experienced Georgia Appellate Lawyer to help you. Contact Ben for a free consultation on your appellate rights.