WRITS AND APPEALS
John Stickels* has changed the law in Texas due to successful appellate advocacy in cases such as Staley v. State of Texas (a death penalty case) and Holloway v. State of Texas (a post-conviction DNA case). He also successfully represented Claude Simmons in his actual innocence claim in Dallas County, Texas, and secured his release from prison after being wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years. He is one of the few defense attorneys in the State of Texas who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in criminal appellate law. He has filed appeals and writs in every state appellate court, the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Appellate law in Texas is extremely complicated and takes someone with a unique and proven set of skills. Don't leave your writ or appeal to an amateur!
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What is an appeal?
An appeal is a procedure that petitions a higher court to reverse a conviction because of error that occurred during a trial. Appeals must be filed within a very short time after conviction.
What is a "Writ" or
Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A writ, or writ of habeas corpus, is a procedure that petitions a higher court to reverse a conviction because of constitutional error, such as prosecutor misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, or newly discovered evidence.