Convictions are not set in stone. There are situations that can warrant an appeal, a new trial and in some cases a reversal of the conviction. When it comes to appeals, knowing what to look for in terms of a filing a motion to appeal is half the battle; the other half is successfully arguing your appeal before a judge.
We provide skilled appellate services to individuals and families who feel they have been the victim of an unjust conviction. As a former prosecutor and judge, Michael C. Hoague has extensive experience with criminal appeals. As a prosecutor he had a string of seventy-seven consecutive wins in various Ohio Courts of Appeal. As a judge, he was never overturned on appeal. These facts speak to out knowledge and command of the law and its application.
If you feel you have grounds for an appeal of criminal conviction, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Typical grounds for an appeal include:
  • Legal malpractice – claims that your defense was not properly prepared or was negligent in the repesentation of your case.
  • Legal error – mistakes of law and legal procedure
  • Juror misconduct
  • Prosecutor misconduct
In addition to appeals, our firm also handles matters of post-conviction relief. If you have been convicted, we can help you meet the criteria and deadlines for post-conviction relief, which could significantly shorten your sentence. Post-conviction relief criteria and timelines are specific and must be followed to the letter – we can help make sure all the details are handled properly.
Contact us today to find out more about how our firm can assist you in regard to appeals and post-conviction relief.

About Michael C. Hoague

Are criminal charges breathing down your neck? Ohio criminal defense attorney Michael C. Hoague can help. Mr. Hoague and the staff at Hoague Law Office are 100% dedicated to providing skilled criminal defense services to people throughout Ohio. Criminal defense is all we do, and we have extensive experience in this area. Attorney Hoague has more than 40 years of legal experience as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and municipal court judge. From DUI, drug charges, sex crimes, and serious felonies to internet crimes, juvenile offenses, and appeals, he has seen it all and can provide you with expert legal advice and aggressive criminal defense. Attorney Michael C. Hoague is licensed in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court. Our Practice is based in Delware Ohio, with offices in Columbus we practice all over the State of Ohio.

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