Appellate advocacy is unlike trial practice. The skills required in a trial do not translate to an appeal. Appellate cases rarely get set for argument - leaving your hopes for reversal only on the written brief before a panel of extremely knowledgeable judges. I have written literally hundreds of appellate briefs in cases ranging from low-level thefts to murder cases involving life sentences.
POST-CONVICTION MOTIONS FOR DNA TESTING
Many people do not know that the evidence in their case may qualify for DNA testing - even if they have already been convicted. Whether your case was the result of a plea, jury trial, or bench trial, if the evidence was not tested for DNA, you may be able to petition the court to have the evidence tested.