Appeals Law Group

Appeals Law Group provides nationwide appellate counsel including civil appeals, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief and executive remedies.

Appeals Law Group is a firm dedicated to helping individuals throughout the nation file appeals. With more than two decades of experience, the team has the resources necessary to take on even the most complex cases. Over the past 12 years alone, the team has handled approximately 3,000 appeals. The attorneys are admitted to practice in all 11 of the federal circuits, as well as all military courts. The lawyers are admitted to more than 20 different bars, including the Florida State Bar, the New York State Bar, and the North Carolina State Bar. Whether you are looking to file a claim involving criminal law, probate, workers’ compensation or family law, you can trust that the team will do all they can to make sure your rights and best interests are protected. For more information about working with an Orlando appeals attorney, contact the firm today.

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

Interesting profiles of several NYC judges, especially Judge Braithwaite-Nelson from the Second Department

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

Second Department reverses denial of motion to vacate guilty plea, vacates plea, and remands for further proceedings.

Defendant, a non-citizen, pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree in 2004. His lawyer advised him that his plea to cocaine possession "may" have adverse consequences, when in reality, deportation was mandatory.

He filed a notice of appeal, but the appeal was dismissed as abandoned in 2005. In 2013, he successfully moved to reinstate the appeal, and the Appellate Division reinstated the appeal. In this highly unusual circumstances, the Second Department held that because the appeal was reinstated, the Defendant's conviction was not final, and he could claim a benefit of a favorable change in the law under Padilla v. Kentucky.

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

Congratulations to my former mentor, colleague and friend Scott Brettschneider on a well-deserved win!

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

This is not a criminal case, but it is still nonetheless important for those who handle Federal habeas corpus petitions and Federal civil rights cases under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

Consider the following introductory paragraph of this opinion:

We hold that an affidavit which satisfies Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure may create an issue of material fact and preclude summary judgment even if it is self-serving and uncorroborated. And because this principle applies in all civil cases, including those in the realm of tax law, we overrule that portion of Mays v. United States, 763 F.2d 1295, 1297 (11th Cir. 1985), which is (or may be interpreted to be) to the contrary.

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

Another rough week in New York State Courts

No reversals to report.

However, there was an interesting reversal from the Second Circuit. In this unusual case, the Defendant was charged with multiple counts of drug‐related charges, including the manufacture of 1,000 or more marijuana plants, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and § 841(b)(1)(A).

For a number of reasons, his case did not proceed for trial for 7 years, during which time the Defendant was incarcerated, and despite his numerous requests for a Speedy Trial.

The Second Circuit reversed and dismissed, finding that his Constitutional right to a Speedy Trial was violated

This case goes through the factors of Barker v. Wingo, the central Supreme Court case on the Speedy Trial guarantee of the Sixth Amendment, and is well worth the read.

Orlando Weekly

For the first tim in history, Floridians will get to decide on restoring the voting rights of roughly 1.5 million formerly convicted felons who are permanently banned from voting.

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

The latest from Texas. Meanwhile, in New York...

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

This is a blog for Patrick Michael Megaro, criminal defense and appeals attorney. Each week we will post a digest of reported New York appellate decisions for the public and the bar's information to stay on the cutting edge of criminal law in the State of New York. THIS IS A FREE RESOURCE!!!!

The New York Weekly Roundup is a weekly digest of criminal appeals decided by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)

NY Law Journal report on Judge shopping by Staten Island DA follows up on NY Post article of 12/12

Manhattan judge banned from bench after dropping F-bomb in court A Manhattan judge who sparked an expletive-laced spat with another judge in court has been banned from the bench.

New York Weekly Roundup - Criminal Appeals

Second Department reverses conviction for gun possession, grants suppression, and dismisses charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. The majority opinion held that the Queens County Supreme Court should have suppressed the gun as the result of an improper inventory search. The dissenting opinion would have suppressed the gun and the knives found as well based upon an illegal stop for allegedly tinted windows by NYPD Anti-Crime plainclothes police officers not tasked with traffic enforcement.

Congratulations to Patrick Michael Megaro of Halscott Megaro, P.A. on this win

Want your business to be the top-listed Law Practice in Orlando?

Click here to claim your Featured Listing.

Videos (show all)

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro




33 E Robinson St, Ste 210
Orlando, FL
Other Criminal Lawyers in Orlando (show all)
The Law Office of James Sweeting III LLC The Law Office of James Sweeting III LLC
37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, 32801

Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, PA Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, PA
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, 32801

The Law Office of H. Manuel Hernandez, P.A. provides criminal defense and criminal appeals to Orlando, FL and surrounding areas.

Jose Baez Jose Baez
625 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, 32803

Suarez Law Group Suarez Law Group
517 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, 32804

Suarez Law Group: Mas de 35 años de experiencia. - Casos Criminales - Bienes Racices - Bancarrota - Testamentos - Seguro Social y Mas...

David Haas, Esquire David Haas, Esquire
189 S Orange Ave
Orlando, 32801

David Haas, a former federal prosecutor, practices criminal defense at Haas Law and represents clients around the United States and in Florida.

Frost Law Frost Law
605 E. Robinson St. Suite 330
Orlando, 32801

Benefit from working with a skilled trial lawyer and former prosecutor. Specializing in Criminal Defense and Family Law.

James C Weart, PA - Cardoza Law, PL James C Weart, PA - Cardoza Law, PL
224 E Marks St
Orlando, 32803

Defending people in all of Central Florida – Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Polk County, and counties throughout Florida.

Lippman Law Office Lippman Law Office
4767 New Broad St
Orlando, 32814-6405

Orlando-based Residential and Commercial Real Estate Attorney. Also practicing Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy Law.

Law Office of Kenneth Gallagher Law Office of Kenneth Gallagher
250 N Orange Ave, Suite 1112
Orlando, 32801

Family law attorney at the Law Office of Kenneth C. Gallagher can help with a variety of cases including divorce, child custody, time sharing, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution in Florida.

The Law Firm of Amanda Sampaio The Law Firm of Amanda Sampaio
1314 E Robinson St
Orlando, 32801

Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar. 10 years Experience. Criminal Defense, Family Law, Seal & Expunge.

Law Offices of Shawn R.H. Smith Law Offices of Shawn R.H. Smith
37 N Orange Ave
Orlando, 32801

Call Shawn R.H. Smith today to get help with your criminal and family lawyer matter. We service the entire central Florida area.

Abogados Criminalistas Abogados Criminalistas
207 E Livingston St
Orlando, 32801

En las oficinas de Abogados Criminalistas Orlando, representamos a todo tipo de personas arrestadas y acusadas con casos criminales de toda naturaleza