Appeals, Post-Conviction Challenges And Expunctions: Understanding Your Options

Even after a criminal conviction, there may be an opportunity for you to appeal the outcome or correct the original sentence imposed.

Another possibility is challenging a post-conviction proceeding. For state court challenges, this is referred to as a Motion for Appropriate Relief, or MAR. For federal court challenges, this is known as a 2255 Motions or Rule 35 Motions.

Are You Eligible?

If you have been convicted of a state or federal offense, you may be eligible for either. However, the circumstances in which you may file an appeal vary greatly. The only way to know if you qualify is to talk with an experienced criminal defense appellate lawyer.

Turn To Dysart Willis

You can turn to Dysart Willis in Raleigh, North Carolina, for straightforward advice and answers that get you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Our team of lawyers represents individuals throughout Wake County with:

  • State court appeals to Superior Court
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Appeals to the Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Federal appeals before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Post-conviction collateral attacks through possible Motions for Appropriate Relief (MARs) and 2255 Motions

Handling Even The Most Complex Cases

Our criminal defense attorneys at Dysart Willis handle both state and federal matters. Founding attorneys Christian Dysart and Ryan Willis have the skills to handle even the most complex of cases.

Mr. Dysart has handled countless federal cases with significant jury trial experience. Mr. Willis has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the North Carolina bar and was also a former prosecutor in Wake County.

At Dysart Willis, we believe everyone deserves a strong defense—including after conviction. We are committed to standing by our clients until the very end.

Interested In Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record? Let Us Help.

Our lawyers also help individuals with prior arrests or convictions obtain clean up their criminal records through the criminal expunction process.

A criminal record can have drastic impacts to individuals with past indiscretions. Impacts on employment, college admissions, housing, military, or scholarship opportunities are very common.

Even if a judge or jury found you not guilty or the prosecutor dismissed your charges, a criminal charge will remain on your criminal record.

Whether you are eligible to have a prior charge or conviction expunged is entirely dependent on your specific situation. Reach out to our team to learn how we can help you.

Contact Our Raleigh Criminal Defense Firm Today. Free Consultations.

Call our office at 919-741-4825 to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss the details of your situation.

Located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. On-site parking available.