“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try, sometimes you find you get what you need.” Straight from Mick Jagger’s lips to your ears, the Rolling Stones painted a pretty accurate picture of the situation surrounding the state appeals process.

Losing happens. Sometimes, no matter how justified your legal argument is, you don’t always get the outcome you want in a state court. However, if you try — by hiring an appellate attorney from Marcilliat & Mills PLLC and its affiliates — you may find you get what you need upon appeal.

Marcilliat & Mills PLLC attorneys are ready to help you navigate the appeals process and make the most of your situation. They handle appeals from state courts across North Carolina. Call 919-838-6643 to request a consultation.

An Appeal Is Not A Retrial

It’s important to realize that an appeal is not a do-over, although sometimes a successful appeal will result in a do-over. There are specific rules and procedures for the appellate process, all designed to confirm that the previous case was handled properly or, if not, provide the aggrieved party an opportunity to make things right.

Unlike a previous criminal or civil trial, the appeal is not about determining guilt or liability; an appeal is about determining whether legal errors contributed to the trial’s outcome. If so, a panel of appellate judges will make a decision about whether a new trial is warranted. In extreme cases, the appellate judges may order that the previous charges or action against you be dismissed.

Timing Is Important. Act Now To Protect Your Rights.

Deadlines must be met in the appeals process in order to successfully appeal your previous case. It is in your best interest to speak to appellate lawyer of Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, about your potential appeal as soon as possible to preserve all your options. Contact us today to request a consultation.