The criminal defense lawyers at Odom & Davis have over 30 years experience in handling criminal appeals
Aconviction in a criminal case is just the first step in the criminal process.  If convicted of a crime, a person has a right to appeal that verdict to the appropriate Court of Appeals for review.  If the Court of Appeals affirms your conviction then a person has a right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for review of the matter.  The Supreme Court does not have to review your case, but may if there is an issue that they wish to decide at that time.  This process is the direct appeal.


Once the direct appeal is over, the judgment will be entered and the conviction will be final.  However, a person that is wrongly being held by the government can file another type of appeal, a writ of habeas corpus.  A writ of habeas corpus can be used once the direct appeal is over to bring in new facts from an investigation to present your case to the Courts again.  There are limited reasons that a writ of habeas corpus can be granted.

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The criminal appellate attorneys at Odom & Davis have over 30 years of experience in handling appeals in both federal and state courts, and have had great success:

The Supreme Court of the United States granted a writ of certiorari filed by Wendell Odom.  After hearing the case, the Supreme Court overturned the clients conviction.

Wendell Odom successfully handled the appeal in the highly publicized Andrea Yates case following her conviction for murder in 2002.  The Court of Appeals in Texas overturned her conviction, and Wendell obtained a not guilty by reason of insanity verdict in her 2006 retrial.

Brian T. Hobson has overturned various trial court rulings on appeal.  Brian handled the appeal in Meane v. State, where the Court of Appeals overturned the defendant’s conviction based on an invalid search.  Meane set a new standard for roadside searches in Texas.  Additionally, Brian successfully appealed a competency issue following his client’s conviction for capital murder.  That case is currently pending further proceedings in the trial court.

The last step in the criminal process is crucial to the judgment in your case.  Without a competent appellate attorney, issues that arose in your trial may not be raised correctly or could be raised at an inappropriate time on appeal.  It is very important that you hire an appellate attorney that understands the law, the procedure behind the appeals process, and the issues that are likely to reverse the judgment in your case.

The Houston criminal appellate attorneys at Odom & Davis have the experience and the knowledge to give you the best shot at success.

Feel free to contact us today for consultation.

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