How to get my criminal conviction overturned on appeal_ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

Illegal Sentence Corrected - Parole GRANTED!!!

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I'm happy to report that we recently won a motion to correct an illegal sentence and got our client Bobby Q. out on parole! We cut Bobby's sentence in half, saving him from an additional 5 years in prison. Bobby had been given illegal sentences…
How to get my criminal conviction overturned on appeal_ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

What are My Chances of Winning on Appeal?

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I get this question all the time – what are my chances of winning on appeal? Different attorneys will tell you different things. Some will tell you that you have almost no chance of winning on appeal. Other attorneys will tell you exactly…
How to get my criminal conviction overturned on appeal_ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

New Orleans Appeals Attorney

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If you’re looking for a New Orleans Appeals Attorney, there are a few things that you should know. First, a New Orleans Appeals Attorney will be an attorney who regularly practices before the appeals courts in New Orleans. For example,…
What is the difference between a grand jury target, subject, and witness _ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

What's the difference between a grand jury target, subject and witness

If you’ve received a letter saying that you are either the target or a subject of a grand jury investigation, the next steps you take will be critical to your freedom and reputation. The first thing you’ll want to do is consult with a grand…
What is the statute of limitations in White Collar cases _ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

What is the statute of limitations in White Collar cases

A common question in federal white collar cases is whether statutes of limitation apply, and if so, how long do prosecutors have to bring criminal charges against someone suspected of a white collar crime. White collar crimes are non-violent…
5 keys to winning a case on appeal _ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

5 keys to winning a case on appeal

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Appealing an unfavorable verdict can be a daunting task, but an effective attorney can synthesize a complicated case into a few critical arguments to give you the best chance at succeeding. Although each appeal is different, here are 5 keys…
Abacus_ A little bank in the midst of a global catastrophe _ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

Abacus: A little bank in the midst of a global catastrophe

If there’s one film from this year’s Oscars nominations that you should watch, it’s the documentary film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. It is high in suspense, surprisingly funny, and has a certain charm to it despite the outrageous legal…
Class vs. United States_ Guilty Plea Doesn't Prohibit Constitutional Challenge _ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

Class vs. United States: Guilty Plea Doesn't Prohibit Constitutional Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court has just reversed the D.C. Court of Appeals in Class v. United States, a case that is likely to impact federal plea agreements and criminal appeals across the country. In the case, Rodney Class of North Carolina, was…
How long will my appeal take_ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

How long will my appeal take?

An appeal is a lengthy process that requires patience, diligence, and hope. While your attorney will have strict deadlines on how long he or she has to file an appeal of your conviction, there is no strict deadline on how long an appeals courthas…
How to get my criminal conviction overturned on appeal_ Sam Winston law office new orleans la

How to get my criminal conviction overturned on appeal?

If you or someone you know have been convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal your conviction. When you appeal your conviction, you are asking an appellate court to take a second look at your case to determine whether there were any…