Texas Criminal Appeals

Experienced Texas Criminal Appeals Attorneys

Have you been convicted of a crime in Texas? Are you wanting more information about your appeals options? Having an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in the criminal appeals process, specific to the Texas court system, is critical to your case. In addition, your appeals lawyer must have the skills and ability to conduct serious research and analysis of a case and court records.

Look no further than Tad Nelson & Associates. Our Texas criminal appeals attorneys have many years of appeals experience as well as the necessary writing and advocacy skills to effectively manage your case. Every situation is different and requires a detailed review by our legal team. Whether you are interested in pursuing an appeal, your current attorney does not have the requisite skills or you are an attorney looking for a legal team with extensive Texas appeals experience, we can aggressively and effectively represent you in any stage of the Texas criminal appeals process.

Board-Certified* Criminal Law Specialist and Former Assistant District Attorney

In addition to being a board-certified criminal defense attorney in Texas, Tad Nelson is a former assistant district attorney. He and his team of aggressive and driven Texas appeals attorneys understand what is at stake here and will look at every possible appeals option for your particular case. For dedicated and results-oriented Texas criminal appeals representation, contact us at Tad Nelson & Associates to schedule an initial consultation.

Appeals Process in Texas

Keep in mind that not all of the following options may apply to your specific situation. However, the following is a general overview of the criminal appeals process in Texas:

  • Sentencing in trial court: After a conviction, sentencing is handed down at the trial court level.
  • Court of appeals: You have 30 days after sentencing (there are exceptions to this where extensions can be made) to file a notice of appeal. The appeal is filed in one of the 14 court of appeals in Texas.
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: If the case is not remanded or reversed at the court of appeals level, you have 45 days to file an appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. This is the highest appellate court level in Texas.
  • United States Supreme Court: The next level would be to file a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Appeal United States Supreme Court ruling

Writ of Habeas Corpus

Also possible within both the Texas trial court and to the Supreme Court levels is a writ of habeas corpus. This is a judicial mandate ordering a prisoner to appear before a judge to determine if he or she is lawfully imprisoned. The constitutionality of the prisoner’s conviction is determined, and the court may order his or her release. Decisions from a writ of habeas corpus can also be appealed.

Texas Criminal Appeal? Contact Tad Nelson & Associates.

If you require criminal appellate court representation in Texas, seek the help of an experienced Houston appeals attorney at Tad Nelson & Associates. Contact us online or call us at (281) 280-0100. The sooner you seek legal representation, the better your chances of a successful appeal.

*The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifies attorneys in 20 specific areas of law; certification in any of these areas requires substantial demonstrated experience and skill, positive peer evaluations, ongoing legal education commitments, and the passage of a rigorous test.