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We understand that criminal convictions are often distressing, surprising and life-changing, among other things. There is something they don’t have to be: the end.

There are not many second chances in life — or in the justice system. However, we believe that, at the very least, everyone deserves fair treatment under the law. This is why we advocate for criminal defense clients through their appeals processes.

With criminal appeals, “accountability” is the key word. We believe that challenging unjust convictions is one of the most important duties of a criminal defense lawyer — it keeps the courts accountable. To that end, our office searches through records, events and materials relevant to each appeal to make sure that the inferior court held itself to the standards of justice.

We search through the trial records to look for evidence that a judge may have made a mistake. We examine the event or events that precipitated the charges. We correlate all of the available information with the actions of the defense attorney to look for missed opportunities.

If you suspect that you or your loved one did not get a fair trial in some way, an appeal could reveal exactly what happened. We have pursued cases throughout the Arkansas and federal court systems, investigating mistakes and misconduct and revealing the truth of our clients’ cases.

Sometimes, we have been able to bring light to an error that resulted in an erroneous conviction. In other cases, we have been able to show that our clients did not deserve the harsh penalties they received. The appeals process is different for every case.

The courts keep meticulous records because accountability is a foundation of the justice system. If there was an error that led to an unfair conviction, chances are that you would encounter it in the course of a thorough investigation. Please continue onto our main site for more information.