Criminal charges are often hard to deal with. For alleged offenders, they grapple with the complex criminal justice system which may seem to be against them. In most cases, even an attorney might not be the best solution because you may end up racking up huge attorney fees and, unfortunately, your case won’t be ruled in your favor.
In such a case, you should consider an appeal through an effective strategy known as a strategic criminal reversal. Essentially, this will help you overturn any criminal proceedings against you.
That said, here’s what you should know about strategic criminal reversal and how an attorney can help you.
Why is Strategic Criminal Reversal Important?
Put briefly, strategic criminal reversal allows you to challenge the decision made by a lower court in relation to your case. In the case of a criminal charge, you can table any evidence that proves that the court of first instance erred both in fact and in law.
How Can You Utilize Strategic Criminal Reversal?
Some of the strategies often employed include:
Identifying Procedural Errors
Procedural errors are common in the criminal justice system. Most offenders who end up convicted suffer from avoidable mistakes made by the prosecution or any other authority. As such, identifying some of the errors made by the prosecution or even the court can prove crucial in your case.
Demonstrating that Fundamental Rights were Violated
It is a trite law that every person’s rights should be safeguarded holistically. A violation of these rights goes against the “spirit” of the constitution. Therefore, if you have a reasonable belief that there were significant violations of your rights, you may have cause of action to challenge the decision of the lower court.
Challenge the Jurisdiction of the Court
Jurisdiction is the authority or power of a court to hear and determine a specific matter. Put briefly, courts have distinct jurisdictions. As such, if a case is brought before a court lacking jurisdiction and determines that matter, then the verdict rendered by the court may lack validity in law.
Therefore, if you believe that your case was determined by a court lacking jurisdiction, you may be able to overturn the criminal proceedings against you.
How can a Membership Association Help You?
Navigating through the criminal justice system can be a daunting task. For this reason, you should consider joining a membership association that can help leverage your rights. Essentially, a membership association like ProAdocate Group can help you initiate a successful strategic criminal reversal.
Contact us today to learn more.