If you have been convicted of a crime, in theory, your lawyer, the prosecutor and the judge all should have acted competently and respected your rights. When this does not happen, however, you may have grounds to appeal your verdict.
My name is Gregory Smith. In addition to being an experienced, skilled criminal defense attorney, I am also an effective criminal appeals attorney. Whether you were convicted in a Missouri court in the St. Louis area or in federal court, I can provide you with the representation you need to ensure your rights are respected.
It Will Be Difficult To Appeal Your Conviction. Do Not Go It Alone.
There is a high burden of proof to overturn your conviction, get your release, get a new trial, modify your sentence or seek any other kind of relief. Common grounds for an appeal include:
- Failure of a court to suppress certain physical evidence that was seized in violation of laws regarding illegal searches and seizures.
- Failure of a court to suppress certain statements or admissions in violation of the Miranda v. Arizona case.
- Ineffective assistance of counsel, when your attorney does not competently represent you. This can include a situation in which your attorney does not inform you of a plea offer prior to trial.
As an appellate lawyer, I have a strong background in existing case law and can use that when preparing briefs on your behalf. As your lawyer, I can thoroughly review your trial proceedings, evaluate evidence used against you and help you determine if you have suitable grounds for an appeal. In addition, as a forensic scientist, I can evaluate DNA evidence used in your trial much more effectively than many other appellate lawyers. You can count on me to give you useful, practical legal advice that has your best interests at heart.
Get An Attorney On Your Side Who Knows How These Cases Work
You cannot trade on experience when making decisions that will affect your future so greatly. Contact The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith if you would like to speak to me about seeking post-conviction remedies. Call 314-492-6984 to schedule a free consultation.