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Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Columbus

At Jay Perez Law, we handle criminal appeals for both State and Federal matters. A conviction does not necessarily mean your case is over. A defendant who believes they have been wrongfully convicted may still appeal the conviction or the sentence. 

In Ohio, a defendant can file a direct appeal if there is an alleged legal error apparent from the face of the record.  However, if this is not the case then a defendant would have to seek post-conviction relief pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2953.21.  

If you believe you have been wrongfully convicted or sentenced, contact the Columbus appeals attorneys at Jay Perez Law for a consultation.

Early Termination of Probation

You may be eligible to file for early termination if you meet certain criteria. Applying for early probation termination can be overseen by a Columbus appeals attorney at Jay Perez Law.  The court will look at several factors in making its decision, including:

  • Length of time you have been on probation;
  • Whether you have paid all your fines and have completed all counseling requirements;
  • Whether you have any violations of the terms of your probation; 
  • Efforts you have made while on probation, to include gainful employment, furthering education, etc.; 
  • Hardships you have experienced because of being on active probation, such as travel restrictions for your job, etc. 

Motions to Travel

One of the most common restrictions for those on probation is the travel restriction. In most cases, you cannot leave the country, state, or county while on probation. If you do not have permission to travel, it is unwise to do so without express permission from your probation officer. Even then, you are likely to need a very good reason for doing so.

If you have a major life event coming up or some other serious situation that requires you to travel, such as a family wedding, a job opportunity, or the serious illness of a family member, let an experienced Columbus appeals attorney at Jay Perez Law help you prepare a Motion for Permission to Travel—having this in hand while traveling could save you from any legal misunderstandings.  Appeals attorney Jay Perez has handled countless appeals cases and has the positive results to show.

Contact the Columbus Appeals Attorney at Jay Perez Law Today

If you or someone you love has been wrongfully convicted or sentenced, you have options. Attorney Jay Perez has the experience needed to file a successful appeal for your case.

There are various types of appeals to be considered, and the restrictions on various forms of relief can make this area of law complicated. A Columbus appeals attorney at Jay Perez Law understands these situations. Contact us today for your free consultation.