Appeals Move Forward With Confidence

Indio Appeals Lawyer

Serving the Palm Desert Since 2012

An appeal—criminal or civil—is not a new trial or motion, and is bound by strict time deadlines. The purpose of an appeal is to review the trial court proceedings to see if the law was followed. At the Law Offices of Anastacio De La Cruz, our Indio appeals lawyer can help you determine if appealing a decision is the right choice for you. Let us help you fight for your freedom with post conviction relief.

Call (760) 610-0606 or contact the Law Offices of Anastacio De La Cruz online.

What Is an Appeal?

An appeal deals only with issues shown in the transcripts (also known as the “record”).

The transcripts include:

  • The documents in the trial court files
  • A court reporter’s word-for-word record of what happened in the courtroom

The Court of Appeal does not hear witnesses or take new evidence.

The Court of Appeal has no power to decide questions of fact, such as whether a certain witness was lying. It doesn’t pronounce on whether a defendant is “guilty” or “innocent.” It has no power to decide what sentence someone should actually get (as opposed to whether there was an error in the sentence that they did get). Such decisions are made only by the jury or trial judge.

If you feel an error of law was made either at trial or during a criminal motion to suppress, you need an attorney experienced in post-conviction relief to help determine whether an appeal is an appropriate course of action in your case.

How We Help Our Clients

In 2017, Ms. Red, a United States Citizen, was arrested for a suspicion of DUI. After reviewing the police report and accompanying video, Mr. De La Cruz was able to get the officer to admit several key facts which would have made the stop of the vehicle unlawful. Unfortunately, the trial court was not persuaded, even when the law was clear.

Mr. De La Cruz was able to effectively articulate to the Court of Appeals that the officer in fact violated Ms. Red’s Fourth Amendment and reversed the trial court’s decision on appeal and suppressed all evidence obtained after the illegal stop. The prosecution was unable to proceed, and the charges against Ms. Red were dismissed- nearly two years after the arrest took place.

Let the Law Offices of Anastacio De La Cruz help you fight for a fair trial. Call (760) 610-0606 now.

Get to Know Attorney Anastacio De La Cruz

5-Star Reviews From Clients

  • “Mr. Anastacio De La Cruz is one hell of a good lawyer. He got my felony's vacated, and now I can go on with my life without that holding me back.”

    - William C.
  • “He's a very smart man. I strongly refer him to everyone's friends and family. He has helped me out it in two major cases, DUI and child custody.”

    - Junior M.
  • “I had five cases and he dismissed four of them with zero payment, no deductible, or points on my license. I absolutely recommend him.”

    - Francisco M.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Reputation & Expertise

    We are the only law firm in the area that handles an in-depth service of immigration and criminal defense law. Judges and legal professionals come to us for advice.

  • Focused on You

    We have strong ties to our community and are dedicated to our clients. Let us begin preparing your defense and work towards securing the best outcome possible.

  • Client Convenience

    Anastacio De La Cruz is dedicated to ensuring that his clients’ legal needs are met and exceeded. We speak Spanish, offer free consultations, and offer same-day appointments.

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