Criminal Appeals

Minneapolis Criminal Appeal Lawyers

A criminal conviction is not necessarily the end of the story. Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, it may be possible to appeal the verdict and either obtain a new trial or get the conviction reversed.

At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our attorneys have handled a wide range of criminal appeals in state and federal court, including a successful appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. We have the research, analysis, writing and advocacy skills needed to handle the most complex and challenging criminal cases.

After the final judgment in a gross misdemeanor or felony case, you have only 90 days in which to file an appeal. You should seek legal advice promptly.

We’ll Do Everything We Can in Appealing Your Case

The attorneys at Villaume & Schiek, P.A., have a record of success in appellate actions. We stand prepared to appeal your conviction to the highest courts if necessary.

When you speak with us regarding your case, we will carefully review the factual and legal issues in your case. If we believe that there is no basis for a successful appeal, we will tell you so. However, if we think that there are substantive grounds on which to base an appeal, we will act quickly to begin the appellate process. Some of the procedural flaws in a case that can serve as the basis for an appeal include:

  • Misapplication of the law by the trial judge
  • Improper jury instructions
  • Misbehavior on the part of a prosecutor
  • Wrongful exclusion of evidence that is favorable to the defendant
  • Constitutional violations, including ineffective assistance of counsel

Attorney Philip Villaume is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mr. Villaume is prepared to provide skillful representation in your criminal appeal.

If You Expect an Adverse Verdict

During a trial, it is important to protect the trial record if you wish to undertake a subsequent appeal. Our attorneys can advise you regarding measures you can take to enhance your ability to mount an appeal should an adverse court ruling appear likely. We welcome inquiries from individuals and referring attorneys.

For a free consultation with a Minneapolis criminal appeal attorney, contact Villaume & Schiek, P.A.