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Appeals are one of many Post Conviction options for a defendant.

Other options include:

  • Rule 32's, Changes of Plea
  • Motion for a New Trial
  • Plea Withdrawals
  • Post-Conviction Motion,
  • Sentence Appeals
  • Sentence Modifications
  • Sentence Reversals
  • Writs of Certiorari, Writs of Habeus Corpus, Writs of Mandamus

If you have been convicted of a serious crime such as murder, theft, or drug trafficking (or any other crime), the criminal defense lawyers at Maxwell & Tillman in Birmingham are ready to fight for your freedom. Call (205) 216-3304 to discuss your appeal with an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through Alabama appellate court.

We will diligently re-examine your case and look for any holes in the prosecution’s case.  You will also receive straightforward legal advice on whether or not your conviction has a chance of being overturned or your sentence reduced:

  • Was evidence in your case improperly admitted?
  • Did Birmingham police admit to making any improper statements during your case?
  • Did Alabama prosecutors fail to provide you with a fair trial?
  • Did the Alabama jury receive improper instruction during your initial trial?
  • Was your prior Birmingham defense lawyer competent?
  • During your trial or plea agreement, were any mistakes made by the Alabama court?
  • Is your punishment unreasonably harsh?

Our attorneys know that Alabama Appellate Courts are different than other courts. At the appellate level, judges are looking for extremely sophisticated arguments that address complex legal theories and subtle mistakes that may have been made during the initial trial. Your attorney needs to be up to these demands. Contact Boles Holmes White.  Whether you want to appeal your conviction at the state level or if you are fighting to appeal a conviction and sentence on federal crimes, Maxwell & Tillman. 205-704-4628

Birmingham Rule 32 Attorneys; Skilled, Experienced in Alabama Law

If your appeal has been denied by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, or the Alabama Supreme Court, that doesn’t mean it is time to give up.  You still may seek relief under Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure.  This rule allows relief from a conviction when:

  1. Constitutional error requires a new trial or new sentencing;
  2. The trial court lacked jurisdiction over the case;
  3. The sentence exceeded the maximum sentence allowed;
  4. The Defendant’s sentence has expired, but they remain incarcerated; or
  5. Newly discovered evidence has been found.

If any of these apply to your case, and you are interested in Rule 32 relief, call the Alabama Rule 32 attorneys at Maxwell & Tillman to evaluate your case.  The 2 most common grounds for Rule 32 in Alabama involve constitutionally ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and newly discovered evidence.  However, you must beware that there are strict time limitations on the filing of a Rule 32, and also limitations on your ability to file multiple Rule 32 petitions.  In other words, do it right the first time.

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, and your appeal has been denied, before you give up, call the Alabama Rule 32 attorneys at Maxwell & Tillman. 205-216-3304

Maxwell Tillman is experienced in dealing with many different types of Post Conviction issues, and Attorney Leroy Maxwell is rated as a top Appeal Lawyer by Birmingham Magazine.

  • Birmingham Magazine Top Attorneys (Appellate)