Filing a Motion for a New Trial in OC
If you or someone you know were recently convicted of a crime, but there was some kind of misconduct by the court or jury or new evidence has since been discovered, contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti for help filing a motion for a new trial. Jury trials are subject to several mistakes that can lead you to being wrongfully convicted. Everyone has the right to fair trial; we are dedicated to defending that right.
Simply put: a motion for a new trial is a request for a fresh start for your trial. The original trial will be disregarded and the slate will be wiped clean for a brand new trial. It's typically filed when an attorney discovers jury misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, insufficient evidence or new evidence. The motion must be submitted to the court prior to sentencing or before the judge grants probation or rules that you have an addiction or severe mental disorder.
The judge can make one of the following rulings:
- Grant a new trial
- Deny a new trial
- Modify the verdict to include a lesser offense or reduce the degree of the charge
The judge must rule on whether or not to grant you a new trial within 20 days (or up to 30 days with an extension) following a verdict in your felony case. Should the judge fail to make a ruling within that timeframe you will automatically be granted a new trial.
"Nobody anywhere would believe I wasn't guilty of this serious crime, all except Michael L. Guisti. I told by a public defender to plead guilty and go to jail for a time, or if it went to trial I could go to jail for decades. I tried to explain there was something else that would prove I was not guilty of this crime, and time was needed to find it. Nobody in court listened to me. My family found attorney Michael L. Guisti, told him what happened, and Michael L. Guisti and everybody who works for him looked at my case, and got the missing evidence. Michael L. Guisti got me a new trial and I was found not guilty. Thanks to Guisti I got a new trial and am out of jail. Thank you thank you thank you Michael L. Guisti."
If you feel you didn't have a fair day in court, protect your rights, freedom and reputation by filing for a new trial. Whether it's human error or an intentional misconduct, our attorneys can help ensure that someone else's mistake doesn't result in your wrongful conviction. Call an Orange County criminal defense attorney at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti to ensure justice is served. We look forward to helping protect your legal rights.
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