If you have been convicted of a crime in Texas, there is a court proceeding that permits you to appeal this decision to a higher court. Although you are allowed to appeal your conviction to a minimum of one appellate court, it is possible that an appeal can go on to higher levels, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

When you appeal, you are officially asking a higher court to look over the actions or decisions made by the lower court, normally on matters of significant legal errors in the conduct of the trial or sentencing. Proper grounds for an appeal can be abuses of your rights, errors made by a judge or jury, misconduct by a prosecutor, incorrectly admitted evidence or insufficient evidence.

If you want to appeal, it is vital that you act quickly so that deadlines for filing are met and all evidence and records of your trial are well-kept. Appeals can be made for many types of crimes such as drug offenses, theft crimes, assault, domestic assault, sex crimes and many others.

Appealing a decision that has already gone against you and been decided upon by a judge or jury can be a tough battle, demanding abilities different than those of a trial attorney. To increase your chances of victory in this battle, it is important to have a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney at your side. At The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis, our appeals lawyer can aggressively pursue all possibilities to get your case successfully appealed.

An appellate court case is constructed based on the trial court transcripts of proceedings and other court records and evidence. No new evidence may be introduced to the higher court. Our firm must be hard-hitting and persuasive in our arguments in order to get the trial court’s decision reversed.

We understand that your rights and freedoms are on the line and are passionate in seeking justice on your behalf. If your appeal is successful, we stand ready to utilize our committed criminal defense strategies at your new trial. Contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer at our firm to learn about your legal options. We can defend you anywhere in Dallas, Fort Worth, and all surrounding cities and counties.


The criminal defense attorney you choose to represent you is a critical, potentially life-changing decision. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you could be facing consequences ranging from the loss of driving privileges, steep fines and a permanent criminal record to probation, and lengthy jail or prison sentences. T. Christopher Lewis and the experienced team at The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis can personally guide you through each step of the process, treating you with compassion and respect.

T. Christopher Lewis has an undying passion for the law and for seeking justice for his clients. He and his team will resolve your case from beginning to end, aggressively combating the charges against you, whether that means negotiating to have your charges reduced or dismissed or getting you out of jail on bond.

The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis will press the prosecution to the limit for you and when necessary and is fully prepared to appeal improper decisions as part of our fight to protect your rights and freedoms. You deserve the best legal representation possible. Contact us now and we will fight for you.

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The day I met Chris, he gave me hope and comfort by letting me know he would do his absolute best to get me out of my situation. We were blessed to come across him and his staff who worked like no one else would have and made us feel like family. The Diaz family recommends The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis to anyone who is in need.


Luis D. Desoto, TX

A friend of mine recommended Mr. Lewis. I met with him immediately and he carefully explained what would take place and what to expect in great detail. He reassured me that he could help, and although I had my doubts, he took action quickly and aggressively. Eventually, my charges dropped. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I know.

Francis M. Grand Prairie, TX


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