April 1, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

There is Good News for Criminal Defendants Who Lose an Appeal Because Their Attorney Negligently Handled the Matter

A recent ruling by the California Court of Appeals gives defendants the opportunity to have their appeal heard by the court if the dismissal of the appeal must result due to the neglect or misconduct of the appellate attorney.

This is true even if the appeal was dismissed years ago, but the defendant relied on the misrepresentations of the attorney and suffered prejudice.

The court ruled in In re: Grunau that a defendant is entitled to a recall of the remittitur so an appeal could be determined on the merits of the appeal.

If your appeal was denied and you think it was the appeal attorney’s fault because he failed to act quickly on your case, your case might give you a chance to have your appeal heard.

This is why if you or a loved one has lost a criminal appeal it is incredibly important to choose the right attorney and the right law firm to represent you. Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorneys in California know what it takes to defend their clients in criminal appeals, and you can speak to one of our attorneys by calling now at 877-466-5245, or you may go to our website at www.wklaw.com for more information about setting up an appointment.

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