The short and truthful answer to "How much will this cost?" is: it depends.
If a case ends in a conviction, the only way to challenge the result is through post-conviction court proceedings. There are three possible remedies:
- A motion for a new trial
- An appeal
- A post-conviction writ of habeas corpus
Not every lawyer can handle post-conviction remedies - in fact, most criminal lawyers don't. These proceedings require specialized knowledge and experience, which not every attorney has.
At the Neal Davis Law Firm, we devote about 20% of our practice to post-conviction matters. Because of our excellent reputation, fellow criminal attorneys often refer their clients to us to handle their appeals. We've successfully handled many motions for new trials, appeals, and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus. We've appeared several times in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (the highest criminal court in Texas). And Neal Davis is one of a handful of Texas attorneys to have appeared as a lead counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court.