There are several grounds of appeal for PA PCRA petitions. In this article, Top rated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer discusses newly discovered evidence.
Pennsylvania criminal appellate law: how a claim the evidence was insufficient is presented; what is the standard of review? Did the Commonwealth prove each element of the charged offenses?
Pennsylvania criminal appellate law: how a claim that verdict was against the weight of the evidence is presented; what is the standard of review? Does the verdict shock the conscience? Was the verdict contrary to the evidence?
I believe that my Philadelphia criminal lawyer made mistakes which got me convicted. What are my legal rights? Learn about direct appeals, PCRA petitions and post-sentencing motions.
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Question: My brother was charged with murder in Philadelphia and convicted at trial. He is serving his sentence right now. He has always insisted that he was with a girl at the time of the murder. He met her earlier in the night and was hanging out with her on the night the victim was [Read more here.]
Defendant may file appeals and/or PCRA petitions after they are convicted of a crime. In this article, common issues/grounds for appeal in PA PCRA petitions are discussed.