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Appeals, Atlanta


If you’ve been found guilty of a crime in Atlanta, it doesn’t mean that is the end of your fight. If you believe mistakes were made during your trial and affected the outcome, you have a strong case for an appeal.

The appeal process in Atlanta is complex and can take some time. However, our experienced appellate attorneys have more than four decades of experience representing clients going through the appeal process.

We will review your case files, transcripts, every piece of evidence and leave no stone unturned in our pursuit to get your case in front of the appropriate Court of Appeals.

We will work diligently to prove that errors were made in your original trial with an appeal granted. Doing so will result in your conviction being reversed or changed.

Building a Case for An Appeal

When you are found guilty of the crime and handed a punishment by a judge, you have the right to request that the decision is reviewed by a higher court.

In Atlanta, that means appealing to the Georgia Court of Appeals or the District Courts of Appeals. Both of which we have considerable experience dealing with.

To have your appeal granted, you have to prove that you have a lawful reason for an appeal. This usually means proving that there were either errors made during your trial or your verdict was unreasonable.

These are areas our experienced appellate attorneys can help with. If there was even the slightest error in your trial, we will find it and use it to seek an appeal.

We will look at how well your original attorney represented you. If we find that they made errors that impacted your outcome, we can request an appeal. Likewise, if we can find fault with the judge or jury, we can present this information when requesting an appeal.

Representation From Experienced Atlanta Appeal Attorneys

Filing motions
for new trials

The starting point is filing for a motion for a new trial. If you were not treated fairly, we will present this to the original judge and request a new trial.

This process also allows us to introduce new evidence that was not presented at your trial. If you were not represented to a high standard by your first attorney, we can right that wrong.

Filing for an

If we are not successful in requesting a new trial, we will file an appeal. We will do this directly to the Court of Appeals or the Georgia Supreme Court.

While waiting for their decision, we will go through all your trial transcripts, looking for errors. Our experience enables us to find even the smallest errors and use them to draft briefs for the appellate courts.

Filing for
habeas corpus

Even if you exhaust all of your appeals through the higher courts, you have another option. This is known as filing a writ of habeas corpus.

This writ enables us to argue any constitutional violations that you feel may have taken place at your trial. It’s usually limited to proving your trial lawyer did not properly represent you, which we will do if there is evidence.

Expunging criminal records

Georgia laws allow for criminal records to be expunged if certain requirements are met. There have been significant changes in expungement laws in recent years, too.

Having a criminal record can cause you lifelong problems. Issues with employment, housing, financial loans, and such can be compromised. We will check if any of your convictions are eligible for expungement.

What Happens During an Appeal?

It’s important to be aware that an appeal is not a new trial. You don’t get the chance to call witnesses, bring in new evidence, or present your case to a new jury.

When you are granted an appeal by The Georgia Court of Appeals, several experienced judges will look at your original trial.

The appeals process is a way to have a higher court evaluate your trial and the decision handed down from the judge. They will make a decision on whether or not it was lawful and just.

If an appeal is granted, a higher court has the power to change, reverse, or amend the decision from your first trial.

If the first court refuses the appeal, you also have options to take your appeal to higher courts. This is something we can discuss in more detail with you should the need arise.

Want to Appeal a Conviction in Atlanta, Georgia?

If you think you’ve been treated unfairly, there were errors in your trial, or the verdict you were handed was unjust – we can help you by filing an appeal.

At Arora Law, we have a number of experienced appellate attorneys with a combined experience of more than four decades. Our attorneys are also experienced in handling criminal cases, so we understand the process from start to finish.

Call Arora Law at (404) 609-4664 or contact us online today for your free initial consultation. We proudly assist Spanish-speaking clients (Se habla Español) or Hindi.

Our Practice Areas

Drug Offenses

As soon as you are arrested or discover you are under investigation, the clock is ticking. To ensure the best possible outcome in your drug case, you need to act quickly and hire a criminal defense firm that is experienced, knowledgeable, and able to protect your rights during even the toughest litigation.



When you decide to launch an appeal, every moment is critical. Moreover, criminal statutes have strict time limits on appeals, so you need to act quickly and hire an appellate attorney who has the experience, knowledge, and willingness to efficiently and effectively review your case’s entire court order.

Criminal Defense

At Arora Law, we handle all criminal law cases that include DUI charges, drug charges — from small-quantity possession to large-quantity manufacturing — and white-collar crimes such as fraud and forgery.

DUI Defense

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) becomes part of a permanent criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. At Arora Law, we understand that serious offenses such as DUI call for serious litigation.


Ultimately, when someone is arrested in Georgia, the impact could remain long after the case is closed. In addition, if a case is not closed out properly, it could lead to issues with employment, housing, financial loans, educational tuition, and the like.


White Collar Crime

At Arora Law, our attorneys have more than 4 decades of total experience protecting clients’ rights and reputations after facing charges of white-collar offenses. Moreover, as former prosecutors, we anticipate how the prosecution will build its case, enabling us to build a strong defense against harsh penalties.

About Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is a busy, bustling city. It’s both the capital and the most populous city in the state of Georgia. As of 2019, an estimated 506,000 residents were living in Georgia. This number continues to grow as people are drawn to this magnificent city from all over the states.

There is a diverse and eclectic blend of cultures in the city as well as a wide range of attractions that bring a lot of tourists into the city every year. Whether you work, live, or visit Atlanta, there is no shortage of things to see and do.

The state of Georgia as a whole has relatively low crime rates compared to the national averages. The state was ranked #27th in a list of the most dangerous states to live in based on data in 2018.

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