Getting a Second Chance After a Criminal Conviction
Too often, people are unfairly convicted of crimes because of procedural errors or an incorrect application of the law to their case. These mistakes can prevent you from receiving a fair trial or receiving effective assistance of counsel. The criminal appeals process gives you an opportunity to show that you should never have been convicted in the first place.
I'm criminal defense attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed, and I am experienced at helping clients pursue criminal appeals in California. Based in Oakland, I serve clients throughout the Bay Area. To discuss whether you have grounds for a criminal appeal, call me toll free at 888-323-8083 or send me an e-mail for a free consultation.
Finding Procedural Errors in Your Original Trial
During any trial or hearing process, the judge has to make many decisions, including which evidence the prosecutors will be allowed to use against you, whether the evidence supports the charges, how the law should be applied to your case and what kinds of instructions will be given to the jury.
If the judge in your case made any errors when it came to any of these decisions, it may be possible to overturn your conviction. I know what it takes to bring successful appeals of:
If you are feeling disenfranchised by the legal system because you did not get a fair opportunity to defend yourself, I may be able to help you go to a higher court, show what was done wrong during your trial, and obtain a reversal.
The Experience to Draft Effective Written Arguments
Criminal appeals are typically decided by appeals court judges based largely on written arguments and written trial transcripts. It takes different skills for a lawyer to handle one of these cases as opposed to a criminal trial.
Throughout my educational and professional experience, I have had great success with legal research and writing, and my skills provided me with the opportunity to have an externship at the California Supreme Court.
I have what it takes to analyze your conviction, determine whether there are grounds for an appeal and argue your case to appellate court judges. Contact me to discuss your case.
Law Office of Nabiel Ahmed is located in Oakland, CA and serves clients in and around Emeryville, Alameda, Albany, Oakland, Antioch, Brentwood, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Concord, Newark, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Hayward, San Francisco, Redwood City, San Mateo, Daly City, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Orinda, Richmond, Fairfield, Solano, Vallejo, Pittsburg, San Leandro, San Ramon, San Jose, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Oakland, Dublin, Union City, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, San Francisco, San Leandro, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, San Pablo, Brisbane, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Bay Point, American Canyon, Martinez, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Walnut Creek, Crockett, Castro Valley, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Solano County