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There are several reasons why an appeal might be filed in a case. One reason an appeal might be filed is if you feel that the courts decision was unfair or because the law governing your case was applied in the wrong way. In those circumstances, if you wish to file an appeal to get your conviction overturned you can do so as long as a final judgment has been reached by the lower court and if you can show that some error was made in the lower court that will support an appeal. Under most circumstances there are time limits with in which you must file an appeal. It is important that you consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible if you are considering filing an appeal in your case. The attorneys at Daniel and Hudson PLLC are experienced in evaluating such cases and can assist you in making an informed decision as to whether or not your case has some reasonable expectation of success on appeal.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s office has created a Conviction Integrity Unit. This section will review post-conviction claims of innocence, such as newly discovered evidence, recanting witnesses, and changes in medical science. The appeals section has always responded to writ applications, but those often got disposed of without their involvement. Now they will be reviewing those claims more closely and will be involved when orders are issued and possibly lawyers appointed for pro se (means advocating on one's own behalf before a court) applicants who have potentially valid claims.
The District Attorney's office will consider agreeing to recommend granting of relief in the proper cases. They have always been open to this idea, but they just haven’t been as involved in the writ process as they will be from now on. In other words, the policy will be not to automatically oppose all claims by default. If you hire Daniel & Hudson to be your defense lawyers for your post-conviction claim, we will work closely with the District Attorney's office to ensure that we have access to all evidence and files in their possession so that we can fight for your freedom.
For a free, confidential consultation contact the Law Offices of Daniel & Hudson at 210-222-2297. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.