Over 50 Years Serious Criminal Law Experience
Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consultation (814) 762-0004

Post-Conviction Appeals

Wrongly Convicted?

Post Conviction Appeals

Our hard work does not stop with the trial itself. We also can and do challenge convictions after the fact. Unhappy with your original trial counsel?  Saddled with a criminal record or suffering jail time you feel you don’t deserve? We have extensive experience filing appeals of convictions to the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Pa to challenge convictions, Trial Court orders. We have most recently challenged a Murder conviction and won complete vacation of the Murder conviction. Our client is entitled to a new Murder trial and we look forward to properly defending him during that trial. 

APPEALS – You have a constitutional right to right to appeal your criminal conviction to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. You also can ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review your conviction. If you don’t like the outcome and believe mistakes were made in your case by your attorney, the prosecutor or the Trial Judge, we can challenge them on appeal. 

PCRA – A PCRA is a type of appeal you can only file after your case has first reached the Superior and/or Supreme Court. If your trial attorney made mistakes or provided you an incompetent defense, we can help. We will scour your record for Trial Court mistakes, attorney ineffectiveness, poor presentation of your defense and missed legal challenges.  We have most recently overturned a homicide case and earned a once convicted defendant sentenced to 20 -40 years a new trial.  LINK


Losing a trial can be devastating for a criminal defendant and his or her family, but a loss in the trial court is not necessarily the end of the battle. If you or a loved one lost or pleaded guilty in a criminal case at the trial level and are unhappy with the outcome, our criminal appeals lawyers will aggressively fight on your behalf. Our team of top attorneys are dedicated and understanding, with the skillful representation and expertise it requires to win an appeal.

It is an unfortunate reality of the justice system that judges and juries make mistakes in court cases. Fortunately, Pennsylvania and Federal law provide a number of different ways to challenge a wrongful conviction or excessive sentence. We have the experience and expertise necessary to identify errors in the record that could help you get the justice you deserve and undo a bad outcome in your case. If your case was originally handled by another criminal law firm, we will carefully scrutinize the trial record, transcripts, evidence, and any other relevant documents for mistakes that could help you in the appellate court.

Winning a criminal appeal can help you get your life, freedom, and reputation back, and it’s important to move quickly. There are strict deadlines for filing an appeal which begin to expire within as few as ten days of sentencing. If those deadlines are not met, you could lose your appellate rights forever. Call us to discuss the potential of an appeal of your conviction or guilty plea. 

Speak With Us TODAY


The Philadelphia Criminal Appeals Lawyers of Goldstein Mehta LLC have extensive experience representing clients after trial or plea in a wide range of criminal cases. The expertise and tireless work ethic of our appeal lawyers is why we are a top criminal law firm in Philadelphia, handling post-sentence motions for re-sentencing, acquittal, and new trials, as well as direct appeals in criminal cases to the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. We also handle Post-Conviction Relief Act Petitions based on newly discovered evidence, changes in constitutional law, and ineffective assistance of counsel.

As each day passes, you may be giving up your appellate rights, so it is essential to your case that you do not delay. To ensure that you get the appeal to which you are entitled, speak with one of our top-rated criminal appeal attorneys and PCRA lawyers today. 



We Protect Your Constitutional Rights

We will serve as your shield against the long arm of the criminal justice system. We will ensure that your rights are protected, evidence is tested and that you do not incriminate yourself in any way.

Fierce Advocates At Every Stage Of Defense

We are advocates for our clients at every stage of a criminal defense matter, including preliminary hearings, detention hearings, suppression of evidence hearings, plea negotiations, jury trials, bench trials and appeals.

We are known for our straightforward, aggressive approach to defending clients against violent crimes charges and for our ability to effectively challenge the prosecution at every stage of a case. We draw on our expert resources and our legal knowledge to investigate and build the strongest strategic case that we can on your behalf. Our team of homicide attorneys knows the best defenses for each unique case, and we know how to challenge each part of the Commonwealth’s case at the preliminary hearing; through pre-trial motions, and at trial with a judge or a jury. We also have extensive experience in skillfully negotiating for better outcomes for our clients, and we have obtained the best results even in cases in which the Commonwealth has a great deal of evidence. Most importantly, our defense attorneys have a proven track record of murder cases having recently obtained a complete dismissal of a Homicide case. If you or a loved one are under investigation or facing homicide charges, you need the best defense attorneys in your corner. Call x for a free strategy session with one of our lawyers today. 

We Are Here To Help ∙ Free Initial Consultations

We offer free initial consultations to answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights and options. We know that clients need strong representation even if they cannot afford it, so we will work with you to create an affordable payment plan.

Contact us online or call 5xxxxxx to schedule your appointment.

Learn More

Recent News