A Fierce Advocate For

Clients’ Rights

Experienced Appeals Attorney

A criminal conviction can result in costly fines, probation and prison time and may even break up your family or hinder your ability to find employment. At Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law, attorney Beatrice has more than 40 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in New Jersey.

As a criminal appeals attorney in New Jersey, he has helped hundreds of clients appeal their convictions in cases involving drug charges, assault and battery, theft, sexual assault, homicide and other offenses. Mr. Beatrice has helped clients get the compensation they deserve by successfully appealing civil court rulings as well.

Why Do I Need An Appeals Attorney?

Although the appeals process may seem daunting, it’s important to remember that seeking representation from experienced appeals attorneys can give you the opportunity to prove your innocence with a new trial or recover fair compensation in a civil dispute. Due to the complexity of the appeals process in New Jersey, it’s vital to have skilled and creative appeals attorneys by your side who voraciously protect your rights and interests.

Criminal Appeals In New Jersey

Unlike a criminal trial, when you file an appeal, the burden of proof falls on the appellant, not the prosecutor. Mr. Beatrice’s extensive courtroom experience and unique legal perspective give him an edge that helps him develop creative and effective strategies to achieve the best possible outcome for your criminal appeal. Mr. Beatrice carefully reviews the facts of your case and original conviction and may address issues such as:

  • Prosecutor or police misconduct
  • Improper jury instruction
  • Improperly excluded or admitted evidence
  • Inappropriate granting or denial of pretrial motions
  • An excessive or unreasonable sentence

If new evidence comes to light that may reduce or remove your criminal liability, Mr. Beatrice will use his resources and skills as a seasoned criminal appeals attorney to protect your rights, prove your innocence and ensure your appeal is presented clearly and effectively.

Deadlines For Filing Criminal Appeals In New Jersey

Deadlines for filing a criminal appeal are extremely short in New Jersey, so it’s vital to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal appeal attorney immediately following your conviction. You have only 45 days to file an appeal for Superior Court convictions, 20 days for municipal court convictions and just 14 days for federal convictions.

Contact A Knowledgeable Appeals Attorney In New Jersey

As one of the most effective appeals attorneys in New Jersey, Michael J. Beatrice is committed to providing top-notch legal representation to all his clients. For a free telephone consultation, contact him online or call 201-897-3570.