My Hometown Lawyers | Highlighting Defense Lawyers in 98039 and all of Seattle
PR and Associates | Serving 98039 and Washington
Our law firm has been handling criminal cases just like yours for decades. If you have been charged with a crime or need help, know your rights and give us a call below:
1503 Evergreen Point Road
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Between You and Your Lawyer: What happens after the trial?
Even if you're confined or in jail, you still have rights under the US justice system, and the legal process can continue if you feel you were wrongly convicted. You may file an appeal, a process by which a court can overturn a guilty verdict. Appeals allow you to challenge the interpretation of the law but not challenge factual issues such as how far over the speed limit you were going.
Although many prisoners mount their own appeals and study up on court records, it's always best to get a quality defense lawyer involved, for any number of reasons.
How long will a conviction stay on my record?
Except in some cases involving minors, convictions stay on your record unless you apply to get your record expunged, which means it is sealed and will not be accessible to anyone outside the criminal justice system. Getting your record expunged is difficult, and the procedures to do it vary from state to state. If this is something you're interested in, you should talk to an attorney about whether your conviction is one that can be expunged and what is involved.