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Righting Judicial Wrongs in State and Federal Courts

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unjust conviction, you may not be out of options. However, as a seasoned Houston criminal defense lawyer, I can tell you your case is not over. Juries can be misled, prosecutors can commit mistakes, and even prior counsel can mismanage a case. There are many legal avenues still available to challenge a guilty verdict.

Appealing a criminal conviction is a complex and arduous process. In order to reach a successful conclusion, you need an appellate lawyer who has keen legal insight combined with tenacious trial skills. At the Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C., I am a confident and skilled advocate. My firm can deliver the determined representation you need to overturn a wrongful conviction.

As your dedicated Houston criminal defense attorney, I am prepared to go the distance for you.

Hire a lawyer who is skilled in trial skills as well legal research and writing! Call today.

Criminal conviction appeals are very complicated and should never be handled by an attorney who is not up to the task. In addition to being a trial attorney, I was an Articles Editor on the Houston Law Review, published several legal articles, and have superb legal research and writing skills. I know how to overturn a conviction and am prepared to go the distance in your quest for retrial or exoneration.

At the Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, I can work to help you challenge a guilty verdict or correct a violation of your constitutional rights, including:

  • Prosecutorial error or misconduct
  • False arrest
  • Incorrect jury instructions
  • Improper exclusion or admittance of evidence
  • Lack of sufficient evidence
  • Juror misconduct
  • Sentencing errors
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel

At the Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C., I can also provide legal counsel to effectively construct numerous types of post-conviction writs, including:

  • Motions to vacate a conviction
  • Motions to reduce sentence
  • Motion to overturn judgment
  • Motions for habeas corpus relief
  • Motions for new trial
  • Motions based on newly discovered evidence, including DNA

Individualized Legal Counsel & Unwavering Support

No matter of law requires personalized representation more than the appellate process. The details of the original charge, the defendant’s representation, the trial procedures, and the final judgment are just some of the matters that must be considered when constructing an effective appeal in court.

As your advocate, I will personally look over each and every detail of your original case with meticulous precision. My steadfast dedication to my clients includes 24/7 availability to address your emergency needs and concerns. Once I have assessed your legal options, I can provide the strategic counsel and unwavering support you require to navigate the process of appealing your conviction. The Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C. can deliver the powerful representation you need and deserve to regain your future.

To explore your possibilities for appellate relief, schedule a consultation today!

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