Portland, Oregon: Criminal Appeals Attorneys
The criminal law attorneys at Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., handle criminal appeals as well as criminal trial work. Our criminal appeals lawyers are licensed in all state and federal courts in Oregon.
If you are an attorney or an individual wanting to appeal a criminal conviction, explore Habeas Corpus, or Post Conviction Relief, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss your options for a criminal appeal, or other post conviction remedies.
Successful Trial Lawyers Who Know How to Look for the Legal Arguments That May Be Successful on Appeal
Anyone learning about criminal appeals for the first time will soon find out that a criminal trial is about not only about facts – what the prosecution can prove about who did what to whom - but also about preserving legal rulings in the record in the event of an unlawful, erroneous or defective conviction. Criminal appeals are a different creature entirely. Generally, in a criminal appeal, only questions of law are reviewed: were all proper laws, regulations and procedures followed, and were the criminal defendant's constitutional rights properly protected throughout the entire process? However, if the trial lawyer never raised a particular issue the Court of Appeals may not review it.
As criminal trial lawyers who also work criminal appeals, we have an eagle eye for procedural and constitutional errors that may have occurred at the trial stage and that may open the door for a successful appeal, or other form of post conviction relief.
Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen handles all types of criminal appeals: criminal appeals in state court or federal court; attempts to reverse a plea of guilty; attempts to reduce a sentence; appeals of denied motions to suppress evidence; and habeas corpus petitions.
If you are seeking detailed general information about criminal law, criminal defense or the criminal justice system, we invite you to review the following pages of our Web site: Criminal Defense FAQ and Criminal Law Information Center. If, however, you have questions about a specific case, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible.
About Costs and Fees at Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen
Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. All initial consultations are free. In criminal appeals cases, we will discuss fees in depth at the initial consultation and we will work with you to find a fee structure that is appropriate given the nature and complexity of the case. We can negotiate flat rate fees or hourly-rate fees, depending again on the type of case.
In all cases, we make sure our clients always understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services.
To discuss a criminal appeal with one of our lawyers, contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential initial meeting. Call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.