Did The Judge Get It Wrong?

Call Attorney Beardsley today to discuss your options moving forward. Attorney Beardsley has vigorously litigated matters in the Appellate Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of his clients. Attorney Beardsley can handle your appeal to any of the Appellate Courts of Pennsylvania, i.e., the Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Attorney Beardsley handles both criminal and civil appeals.

The biggest difference between Attorney Beardsley and many other attorneys is that he cares about his clients and always desires to get the best result possible no matter how much work is involved. You cannot guarantee any results in the legal system as there are many factors beyond an individual attorney’s control. What Attorney Beardsley can guarantee is that every single time he will do everything that he can to put his client in the best position to achieve the best outcome possible.

Criminal Appeals

Criminal Appeals

After a trial where a defendant is found guilty or after the defendant pleads guilty and is sentenced, the defendant will have the opportunity to file post sentence motions to challenge the validity of the sentence and/or the conviction.

The first step in the appellate process is to file a direct appeal with the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. It is exceptionally important in the event that you wish to challenge a sentence to act as quickly as possible. The necessity for quick, decisive action results from the need to give the attorney who will be filing the appeal the maximum opportunity to preserve all relevant issues to the greatest extent possible on appeal. This is very important because it is fairly easy to waive issues on appeal, which could result in decreasing your chances of winning your case.

Even if the Superior Court upholds a conviction, the defendant can petition for allocatur with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where you seek to have the Supreme Court review the Superior Court’s ruling to affirm or uphold the conviction and sentence.

The main keys to a successful appeal are to comb through the trial court record for legal errors and then conduct diligent legal research. Court rulings are overturned all the time, new evidence is uncovered, and witnesses recant their trial testimony. When you have been convicted in Pennsylvania that does not mean you have reached the end of the line. Sometimes appealing is the best way to ensure justice is served. Attorney Beardsley will put in the time to achieve these goals to put the client in the best position to win as is possible.

Civil Appeals

Attorney Beardsley has handled and been involved with a broad array of civil appeals in the Appellate Courts of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including but not limited to appeals of decisions of family courts, appeals involving the division of real estate, and appeals that stem from estate litigation.

The main keys to a successful civil appeal are to comb through the trial court record for legal errors and then conduct diligent legal research. The necessity for quick, decisive action results from the need to give the attorney who will be filing the appeal the maximum opportunity to preserve all relevant issues to the greatest extent possible on appeal. This is very important because it is fairly easy to waive issues on appeal, which could result in decreasing your chances of winning your case. It cannot be understated the amount of time and effort that is required to competently handle an appeal.

Attorney Beardsley will put in the time and effort that is required to put the client in the best position possible to receive a favorable outcome in any of the Appellate Courts of Pennsylvania, i.e., the Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.