Extensive Appellate Law Experience

A guilty verdict does not have to be the end. For defendants who feel they have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, there are several possible options available to them. Appeals at both the federal and state level as well as writs of habeas corpus can be used in some circumstances to contest or overturn a conviction of sentencing.

At the Law Office of Errol H. Stambler in Los Angeles, I provide people with personalized service through all aspects of the criminal defense process from the initial investigation and trial defense through sentencing and the appellate process. I bring more than 35 years of experience to these matters and have achieved an “AV” rating* endorsed by my peers and judges in the legal profession for more than 10 years, confirming both my legal abilities and ethics as being “Preeminent” in the field of law.

From the initial consultation through the resolution of an appellate case, I personally handle all aspects of the process and educate my clients so they are fully prepared for the process that lies ahead.

Helping Those Who Have Been Wrongly Convicted Of Crimes

Whether you were convicted in state or federal court, there are avenues that you can pursue to obtain justice if you have been wrongly convicted. I will review the trial transcripts to determine the options that are available to you, and help you determine the best course of action in your case.

I have handled countless appeals for individuals who have been convicted of federal crimes and received a mandatory minimum sentence according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. I will carefully examine your case to ensure that these guidelines were applied appropriately in your case.

Appeals are a time-sensitive matter, and you need to take action as soon as possible. Should you delay, it is possible that your appeal could be time-barred. If you have any concerns about what happened in your case, you should contact my firm immediately to discuss your options with an attorney experienced with state and federal appeals.

Providing Knowledgeable Assistance With All Aspects Of Your Writs Of Habeas Corpus Matters

This is often the best or only course of action for defendants who lack the grounds for an appeal. Unlike an appeal, their scope may go beyond the trial transcripts. Writs of habeas corpus primarily come in two forms: an order from a higher court to a lower court or a contest for wrongful imprisonment or conditions of imprisonment.

My experience and expertise in this area sets me apart from many lawyers in the criminal defense field. I prepare and file writs of habeas corpus — including those filed under Title 28, 2254 (State Conviction) and 2255 (Federal Conviction) — that deal with a variety of issues such as ineffective assistance of counsel.

Like appeals, writs of habeas corpus are subject to time limitations. They must be filed within one year after the last denial of an appeal.

Contact A California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Time is of the essence if you are considering your options for appeal or a writ of habeas corpus. Call my firm toll free at 877-237-7657, or contact my firm online to arrange a consultation.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.