Fairfax Legal Team Providing Invaluable Experience in Appeals
Prepared to Challenge Convictions & Sentences
The Law Offices of Mark J. Yeager, P.C. provides comprehensive criminal defense experience to you or your loved one at every step of the process, from arrest, to trial, to appeal. In situations where you want to challenge your conviction or the sentence you received, we can help explain your options. With over 34 years of criminal law experience, the Fairfax attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark J. Yeager, P.C. have the knowledge and competence you need to effectively appeal your case.
Dedicated Fairfax Criminal Law & Appeals Attorneys Can Help You or Your Loved One
An appeal is when you ask that a higher court review the decision made at trial. You can challenge the sentence you received or you can challenge the conviction itself. Challenging your sentence means you ask for a modified or reduced sentenced but you don’t disagree with the judge’s decision regarding guilt. When you challenge your conviction, you are disagreeing with the judge’s decision that you are guilty of the crime.
The appeals process requires that you make legal arguments since the higher court cannot review factual decisions made by the judge at trial. These legal arguments are made by submitting briefs and motions to the court explaining the law and why the decision was not correct. These cases are best left in the hands of competent and qualified attorney who understands the complexities of the appeals process and can effectively defend your rights.
Few Fairfax criminal law attorneys have experience with trial litigation and appeals. At the Law Offices of Mark J. Yeager, P.C., we have significant knowledge of appeals, including the types of appeal, grounds for appeal, and habeas proceedings. Please see below for a list of cases that our attorneys have handled:
- Field v. Commonwealth, 48 Va. App. 393, 632 S.E. 2d (2006)
- Wheeler v. Commonwealth, 44 Va. App. 689, 607, S.E. 2d 133 (2005)
- Commissioner v. Adams, 40 Va.Cir. 38 (Fairfax County 1995)
- Fraser v. Commonwealth, 16 Va.App. 775, 433 S.E. 2d 37 (1993)
- Commonwealth v. Holtz, 12 Va.App. 1151, 408 S.E. 2d 561 (1991)(En banc)
- Infant C. v. Boy Scouts of Am., Inc., 239 Va. 572, 391 S.E. 2d 322 (1990)
- Brown v. Commonwealth, 6 Va.App. 82, 366 S.E. 2d 716 (1988)
- Landcraft Co. Inc. v. Kincaid, 220 Va. 865, 263 S.E. 2d 419 (1980)
Contact an Experienced Attorney in Fairfax, VA to Handle Your Appeal
If you or a loved needs the assistance of an effective Fairfax appeals lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Mark J. Yeager, P.C. at 703.385.2880 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.