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Once you have received a criminal conviction from a court, you have the option of appealing this decision to a higher court. When you file an appeal, you are asking the higher court to review the decision of the lower court for any errors or misconduct that may have affected your case. You may be able to reverse your conviction.

Do you believe that there were errors made during your criminal trial? Discuss your situation with our Chicago criminal appeals attorney at Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC.

Attorney Gal Pissetzky has handled multi-issue complex appeals. Our firm has also argued cases before multiple Appellate Courts around Illinois, as well as the Illinois Supreme Court. We can review the circumstances of your trial and let you know if you qualify for an appeal. You can expect honest, professional counsel from start to finish.


See if your case merits an appeal. Call our Chicago criminal appeals lawyer at (312) 883-9466 today to begin discussing your legal options.


Appealing a Conviction in Chicago

Not everyone has the right to an appeal. In most cases, only defendants who were convicted by a judge or jury in a trial have the right to appeal. If you pled guilty to the crime, you may not be eligible to appeal your conviction.

Valid reasons for an appeal include:

  • Judicial misconduct
  • Incorrect jury instructions
  • Errors of law
  • Improperly admitted evidence
  • Insufficient evidence to support the verdict
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel

Meticulously Preparing Your Appeal

At Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC, our criminal defense team meticulously looks through every detail of your case. We can comb through the trial transcripts, the prosecutor’s conduct, how evidence was obtained, and whether any bias existed to influence the outcome of the case. It is often the little details that can make or break an appeal petition, and we are prepared to put in the time and effort into analyzing every element of your case.

If a higher court finds merit in your appeal, then they may:

  • Reverse the conviction
  • Order a new trial
  • Or reduce the sentence

If you are interested in pursuing a criminal appeal in Chicago, do not hesitate to contact a Chicago criminal appeals attorney from our team. We can discuss your options and whether your situation would benefit from an appeal.

Looking to appeal your conviction? Give us a call at (312) 883-9466.

OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES

  • Dropped All Charges after Motion USA v. Client O

    USA v. Client O - After a complex investigation into child pornography on the internet, federal agents obtained a search warrant to search O’s home and work computers. A forensic review of the devises seized revealed child pornography and O was charged with Possession and distribution of child pornography and altering a hard drive to obstructed the investigation. Mr. Pissetzky and his team used their own forensic expert to examine the computers and discovered that the Agent lied in his affidavit for the search warrants. After filing a motion to suppress the warrant, the government conceded and dropped all child pornography charges. O pled guilty to obstructing the investigation and received a sentence well below the guidelines.

  • Not Guilty Wrongfully Accused of Murder and Attempted Murder: Not Guilty
    MH had been wrongfully accused of murder and attempted murder. Mr. Pissetzky tried to explain to the State’s Attorneys that they had the wrong man, but it fell on deaf ears. Mr. Pissetzky then demanded trial , and after a week of relentless cross-examination, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges – NOT GUILTY of murder and NOT GUILTY of attempt murder – in less then two hours!!
  • Sentence Reduced Pissetzky Saves Defendant from Crack-Cocaine Drug Conspiracy and Other Drug Charges
    (USA v. SO (2010)) – In 2008, the DEA arrested SO for taking part in a large crack cocaine drug conspiracy. At the preliminary hearing, Mr. Pissetzky was able to demonstrate that SO was not involved in the overall conspiracy, and eventually SO was indicted on only two drug transactions he allegedly conducted. During plea negotiations, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the government to dismiss the actual drug charges, and SO pled guilty to a much lesser charge. SO was originally facing over 10 years in prison. At the sentencing hearing before Judge Zagel, Mr. Pissetzky convinced the Judge to sentence SO to time served (roughly 24 months).
  • Not Guilty Marijuana Trafficking Not Guilty
    People v. BR – NOT GUILTY verdict by a jury. BR was charged with Marijuana Trafficking over 1100LB. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney tried the case to a jury. After a three day trial, the jury deliberated for less then two hours finding BR Not Guilty.
  • Not Guilty People v. GE
    Finding of Not Guilty! GE was charged with possession with intent to deliver a kilogram of heroine, a class X felony carrying a minimum of 15 years in prison. At trial, Mr. Pissetzky proved that the prosecutor did not have sufficient evidence to show that GE ever possessed the drugs.
  • Dismissed USA v. DD
    DD was charged with selling narcotics and was charged in Federal court in Chicago. Mr. Pissetzky was able to present to the prosecutor enough evidence to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against DD.
  • Dismissed People v. AH
    AH was charged with possessions with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine. Mr. Pissetzky litigation skills led to the dismissal of all charges against AH.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted, Case Dismissed
    People v. RMC – Chicago police officers received information that a 2 kilo cocaine deal was going to happen in a garage. They set up surveillance and saw RMC pull into the garage in car. When he walked out of the garage, the Chicago police officers arrested him. While the officers searched the garage and car, they found 2 kilos of cocaine in the car. Mr. Pissetzky and another attorney filed a Motion to Suppress the Arrest and Quash the evidence. After a highly contested hearing, the judge held that the Chicago Police officers violated RMC’s Constitutional rights under the 4th Amendment, and Granted the Motion. The prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss all charges against RMC.
  • Case Dimissed Motion to Suppress Heroin Granted
    People v. AP – After Chicago Police officers walked up to AP after he parked his car, they searched him and the car and found about 1/2 a kilo of Heroin. AP was arrested and charged with a Class X felony. Mr. Pissetzky and Mr. De Leon filed a Motion to Suppress Heroin and Quash AP’s arrest. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky proved to the judge that the officers lied and that they violated AP’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The judge granted the motion and the State’s Attorney had no choice but to dismiss the case.
  • Case Dismissed Motion Granted Case Dismissed
    People v. RW – RW was charged with a Class X Felony of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. Chicago Police Officers stopped RW after they saw him place 2 large UPS boxes in the trunk of his car. The officers believed that the boxes contained marijuana. After the stop, the officers searched the car and recovered the boxes. The boxes in fact contained a large amount of marijuana. Mr. Gal Pissetzky, along with co-counsel, filed a Motion to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence claiming that RW was illegally stopped and searched. During the hearing, Mr. Pissetzky cross examined the Chicago Police officers and proved to the judge that the officers acted illegally and violated RW’s Constitutional Rights under the Fourth Amendment. The judge granted the Motion and all charges against RW were dismissed.

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