Massachusetts Criminal Interlocutory Appeal Attorney
Criminal Appellate Attorney William Driscoll's passion is the protection of individual rights for those who lack the enormous resources available to the government. He assists clients with interlocutory appeals when facing any criminal charge: from simple assault, gun or drug offenses to rape, arson, and murder.
Interlocutory decisions can control the ultimate outcome of the case. For example, the failure to suppress evidence can diminish the chance of acquittal to the point where accepting a plea may be advisable. Appellate courts discourage piecemeal appeals, preferring to hear all challenges after a trial judgment
The question becomes whether the decision is one the appellate court will review before trial. This is a marketing question. Will your application for interlocutory appeal convince the reviewer that an injustice occurred? If it does not then your application will likely be denied.
On the other hand, the accused may be dragged into defending an interlocutory decision. This occurs when the government challenges the dismissal of a complaint or indictment. The accused must defend the dismissal decision in a new court, in the appellate court. A different type of lawyer is works there, a seasoned appellate lawyer.
Identifying viable issues for appeal and properly arguing your case to the appellate court is a task requiring appellate experience. If your case is worth the time, stress, and expense of an interlocutory appeal then it is worth engaging experienced appellate counsel.
Criminal Appeals Attorney Driscoll represents clients throughout Massachusetts, and nationwide. He pursues appellate matters in Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), and the U.S. Supreme Court. Criminal appeals are sensitive to procedure and time deadlines.
Contact Appellate Attorney William Driscoll at 978-846-5184 before your rights disappear. The impact of a criminal conviction is far reaching. Besides incarceration, parole, or probation there is the impact upon other rights such as present or future housing, employment, immigration, and government benefits. A subsequent arrest or conviction can be treated more harshly (e.g., bail and sentencing).