A lot of criminal cases are resolved by a plea agreement with the prosecutor which can solidify the possible outcome and provide certainty instead of a defendant simply having to take the risk of going before a judge and see what he or she decides. However, sometimes the judge strays from the plea agreement and sentences a different penalty then what was agreed upon. This is only one way that a defendant could end up with a result they are not happy with, the other obvious way is if the defendant goes to trial and is found guilty.
Appealing Both Justice Court and District Court Rulings
If you have been charged with a crime then it is important that you realize you may not get the outcome you expected and that you still have options even if that happens. At Ogden Criminal Defense we are committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation possible and part of that is providing the opportunity to appeal unsatisfactory decisions. In Utah there are two different types of appeals, the first being appeals from the justice court to the district court and the second being appeals from the district court to the court of appeals of the supreme court. If you receive a conviction from the justice court then an appeal to the district court is basically like starting the case all over, the district court reviews it as if the case just started and its a very similar process. Appeal from the district court and up however are much more complicated and require a lot of legal work and a lot of money.
Ogden Appellate Attorneys | Appealing your Criminal Case
If you have been convicted of a crime in a Northern Utah court like Bountiful, Farmington, Layton, or Logan and you would like to appeal the conviction then call Ogden Criminal Defense today. No matter what kind of case you have we can help you fight to protect yourself and do everything possible to try and get the outcome you are working for.