Manassas Appellate Attorneys
Skilled Advocates in the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court
When the stakes are high in a dispute, we understand that it is especially
important to get the outcome right. With the high volume of cases that
Circuit Courts must process, sometimes errors of law or fact do occur.
When this happens, an appeal may be in order, and an experience and skilled
appellate lawyer can set your situation right.
At Family Law Group, we can help you pursue your best interests when a
case is or could be appealed. We are a team of successful appellate lawyers
who have taken numerous cases to appeals court, and we have even taken
cases as high up as the Supreme Court. Our attorneys can advise you on
what is best for your situation and take action accordingly. We handle
appellate cases in areas that include divorce and family law, personal
injury, and criminal defense.
Call our firm today at
(703) 552-5072 or
contact us online for a confidential consultation to discuss how we can proceed with your
appeal in the District Court, Circuit Court, and Court of Appeals.
The Appeals Process in Virginia
When your case is heard in a District Court, you have the automatic right
to appeal it to the Circuit Court and, depending on the type of case,
have a jury trial. This allows you to have a jury or another Judge listen
to the facts of your case and potentially come to a different conclusion
than the first case.
When your case is heard in a District Court, there is generally a 30-day
deadline to notice an appeal from a Circuit Court judgment to the Virginia
Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of Virginia. An appeal to an appellate
Court does not mean you will have a new trial. You must allege that the
Circuit Court Judge or the jury made an error which Virginia law required
that the appeals Court reverse.
The length of an appeals case depends on the complexity of the issues and
the number of alleged errors made by the Circuit Court.
What Can Our Firm Do?
The appealing party has the burden of proof when appealing a case to the
Virginia Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of Virginia. For instance,
they must show there was a mistake made at the time of the original decision.
If the Circuit Court ruling went against a client, the first thing our
team at Family Law Group will do is help our client assess whether they
have an issue worth pursuing on appeal. We will be completely candid with
our client about this, because choosing to appeal usually only makes sense
if there is a realistic chance of getting a different outcome.
On the other hand, if the other party is appealing, we will make sure to
defend our clients’ position vigorously.
Let an Experienced Attorney Represent You
If you are involved in an appellate case, whether you seek to pursue an
appeal or have an appeal against you, our appellate lawyers in Manassas
at Family Law Group can help you. We have significant appellate experience
and can evaluate your situation to help you determine your best next steps
in the appeals process.
Call our firm at
(703) 552-5072 or fill out an
online contact form to schedule a consultation today.