If you have been convicted of a criminal offence in the Hamilton area, then you need the help of a knowledgeable and skilled criminal appeal lawyer at your side. Posner, Craig, Stein (PCS) lawyers are among the most experienced and well-known appellate lawyers in the profession. Being convicted of a criminal offence is a frightening and life-altering experience. Entrusting PCS with your case means that you will have an exceptional and trusted ally at your side throughout the appeal process. We understand the devastating impact of a criminal record and, in some cases, a lengthy jail sentence. Criminal convictions also come with ancillary orders like DNA orders, lengthy probation terms, weapons prohibitions, and other conditions that restrict your liberty and privacy rights. Our lawyers understand how important winning your appeal is to you and your family and we are deeply committed to pursuing that goal.
If you have already been convicted of a criminal offence in Hamilton, it does not mean that your case is over. You still have the opportunity to appeal your conviction and/or your sentence. The lawyers at Posner Craig Stein have decades of combined experience in conducting complex and challenging appeals. Our lawyers regularly conduct appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and in the Summary Conviction Appeal courts throughout the province. We also have experience in arguing appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada. Our cases are reported in legal journals and frequently cited by judges when they make decisions in other cases.
Posner Craig Stein will review the transcripts from your trial in Hamilton with careful scrutiny to properly develop the arguments that are most likely to succeed at your appeal. Our trial and appellate experience help us uncover errors and miscarriages of justice. Our vast knowledge of the law and our close examination of the trial transcripts from your trial allow us to spot the issues and create powerful and creative legal submissions. A few examples include arguments that the trial judge made a serious error by admitting an item of evidence, instructed the jury incorrectly, or came to an unreasonable verdict. In some cases, we may attempt to introduce fresh evidence to demonstrate that your conviction was unjust. Sometimes, our clients want to appeal their sentences, and our lawyers have extensive experience in such cases.
Written advocacy is key to winning your appeal – and PCS’s written work is polished and persuasive. It has been honed over years of preparing written submissions in many tribunals throughout the Province and at all levels of court, including in the Supreme Court of Canada. When it comes time to argue your appeal, we will be fully prepared to make the most powerful and compelling arguments in your favour. Our firm will exhaust every avenue to overturn your conviction or reduce your sentence.
Please contact us to set up a confidential meeting today. Put your trust in the Posner Craig Stein criminal defence team. We have handled thousands of cases all across Ontario. Our team of experienced, skilled and dedicated appellate lawyers will work to protect you.