Criminal Appeals Attorneys in Portland
Providing Top Notch Defense for 60+ Cumulative Years
Although the vast majority of our cases are handled in state and federal trial courts, The Portland criminal appeals attorneys at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. will often take on criminal criminal appeals as well. We commonly deal with appeals in the Oregon Court of Appeals and federal appeals in the Ninth Circuit. Rarely, we will take on a post-conviction relief case or a habeas corpus matter. In the event we are not willing to accept such cases we can easily refer the client to an appropriately qualified attorney outside our office.
Contact us online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to speak with one of our experienced Portland criminal appeals attorneys.
Time-Tested Trial Lawyers
As trial lawyers, one of our most important roles during a criminal trial is to preserve potential issues upon which the trial judge must rule for purposes of appeal. In this sense, a criminal trial is not only about facts – what the prosecution can prove about who did what to whom - but also about preserving legal rulings in the event of an unlawful, erroneous, or defective conviction. Criminal appeals typically involve challenges to legal rulings made in a case at the trial level. Criminal appeals can involve such questions as, "Were all proper laws, regulations, and procedures followed, and were the criminal defendant's constitutional rights properly protected throughout the entire process?" If not, an appeal process may proceed. However, if the trial lawyer never raised a particular issue, the Court of Appeals may not review it.
As criminal trial lawyers who also work criminal appeals, we have an eagle eye for procedural and constitutional errors that may have occurred at the trial stage and that may open the door for a successful appeal, or another form of post-conviction relief.
Here are several reasons why you should choose us to represent you:
- Our skilled attorneys have over 60 years of combined, in-depth legal experience
- As a result, we have a comprehensive understanding of criminal defense law and procedures
- We have helped thousands of clients successfully resolve their legal issues
- Our knowledgeable legal team is relentless in our efforts to fight for our clients
About Costs & Fees at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.
Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. All initial consultations are free. In criminal appeals cases, we will discuss fees in depth at the initial consultation and we will work with you to find a fee structure that is appropriate given the nature and complexity of your case. We can negotiate flat rate fees or hourly-rate fees, depending again on the type of case. For all cases, we make sure our clients always understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services.
To discuss a criminal appeal with one of our criminal appeals lawyers in Portland, contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential initial meeting. Call us at (503) 303-0771, or send us an e-mail.