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Appeal against the verdict

Ugrin Svyatoslav
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Head of problem debt practice, criminal lawyer

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Appeal against a court verdict

Whether guilty or not, the court decides.
Our task is to prove your innocence, and we know how to do it. Svyatoslav Ugrin

Consideration of each individual case is one of the most laborious processes for each judicial body. But, as you know, at the end of each court proceeding, there is only one outcome – a court verdict.

A judicial verdict in the basic concept is considered – a judicial decision, which by its own existence determines the presence of guilt of this or that person, the presence of innocence, in the defendant’s person. On the basis of this court verdict, the authorities impose punishment on the defendant in case of proof of his guilt, as well as determine the order of innocence, and establish compensation for expenses on court fees.

From time to time, situations arise in which the defendant’s side does not agree in many of the decisions made by the judge. Thus, the legislation of Ukraine provides for an appeal against a court verdict.

Appeal against the judgment

The current legislation of Ukraine directly provides for the procedure for appealing a court verdict.
Consequently, the appeal procedure includes two procedures for appeal:

  • appellate procedure for appealing the sentence
  • cassation procedure for appealing the sentence.

Considering the procedure for appeal, we note that during the course of the consideration of the case according to this procedure, the lawyer takes a number of actions to assess the current legislative framework, interviews the witnesses who spoke in this case, and also conducts a study of these examinations for needs. On the basis of Article 395 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, thirty calendar days are allocated for the appeal procedure on appeal.

Appealing a judgment in cassation

Accordingly, in case of disagreement with the appeal decision, the defendant has the right to appeal the judgment on appeal. This procedure for judicial review by the highest judicial authorities, which, within the framework of their own powers, conduct consideration, search for defects, and also pass their own verdict. Thus, after the process of recent reforms, the actions in the procedure for considering cassation claims are carried out by the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The general term for consideration of a claim in cassation is 3 months.

Appealing a Sentence in a Special Procedure

There is a possibility of overturning the sentence.
The general grounds for overturning a sentence are as follows:

  • the presence in a court decision of circumstances that do not correspond to reality,
  • a violation of the legal norms of substantive law when drawing up a court judgment,
  • the most characteristic feature is a violation of certain procedural norms, as well as the norms of conducting legal proceedings, which is regulated by the Code of Procedure.

Since, according to the results of the court verdict, such a measure of restraint as imprisonment, as well as the presence of circumstances mitigating the punishment, may be at stake, each person needs to be as scrupulous as possible when choosing a defender. As we can see, in order to prove our own innocence during the trial, as well as to mitigate the punishment for this or that offense as much as possible, the services of a good lawyer are always relevant. The help of our specialists, whose experience and skills will help you show your own righteousness in a certain situation, and achieve your own.

IMPORTANT! How to understand that a lawyer is an amateur or not a professional in criminal matters?

  • The lawyer takes a passive position. For example, when a criminal lawyer is just nearby during a search and does nothing (most likely, because he does not understand anything).
  • The lawyer behaves aggressively towards the investigator or operatives. There are situations when a criminal lawyer constantly gets into conflicts, shouts, and frightens law enforcement officers.
  • The lawyer is trying to make friends with the investigator. This often happens when a criminal lawyer asks not to seize something during a search and builds friendly relations with the investigator or operatives. High-quality defense in criminal cases is, first of all, the independence and objectivity of a lawyer.
  • The lawyer claims that you should not do anything, let the investigation look for evidence. This happens in cases of interrogation, when it is recommended to “completely go to Art. 63 of the Constitution of Ukraine ”, instead of fixing the essence of the interrogation and understanding what the person is accused of.
  • A lawyer uses common phrases without understanding criminal law terminology. You have to understand that criminal cases are not civil. For example, when a lawyer says “some kind of certificate”, “something was taken in court” or confuses the statuses “defendant”, “plaintiff” with criminal “suspect”, “accused.”

A good criminal lawyer cases – this is either a former investigator or a prosecutor who clearly understands how the investigation works or a lawyer with extensive experience in criminal cases, there is no other way! This is especially important if you are looking for a serious crime lawyer!

Basic guidelines by which you can determine that a criminal lawyer is truly professional and will not cheat.

Relationship. A good crime lawyer or law firm always has clients. Relationships should be built like this – you asked for help, it is not a lawyer who runs after you to lure money out. If the opposite happens, be careful!

Office. A lawyer must have an office and not change it for a certain time (at least a year). There are, of course, different cases, but the most important factor in choosing a lawyer is stability. If a criminal lawyer has been working steadily for a long time, then everything is fine with him, and if everything is fine with him, then most likely you will be fine.

Reviews. Before hiring a criminal lawyer, first look at the reviews on Google or social. networks. At the same time, do you treat reviews reasonably? Read them and grasp the essence. It happens that competitors or other unfriendly people write negative reviews. And it happens that reviews are clocked for a couple of hundred hryvnia.

Media. Today, each person will be best told by his social networks. Come and see them. This will help you understand how your future lawyer lives, what cases he does, what achievements he has, by whom and where he is recognized as a specialist.

Experience. An experienced criminal lawyer should not only convince you that he clearly understands what is happening in your specific situation, he should put on the table the same or similar cases in which he took part and where a positive result has been achieved. If there are only words and there is no evidence – do not believe, every lawyer wants to take money from you. It is important that this money is for the cause, not for the words.

Contract. A contract with a lawyer is a very complicated thing. Because he makes them every day, but you do not, and it can be difficult to delve into the whole point. Do not be too lazy to read! Pay special attention to the lines of the contract – how long the lawyer undertakes to provide legal assistance, the amount of work, either in hours, or in specific actions.

Important! A lawyer cannot guarantee a won case – but he can clearly define the scope of work. Pay attention to the general phrases “for providing legal assistance” or “comprehensive support of the case” or “all the services of a criminal lawyer at the stage …”

A situation may arise when you later say “I paid 5 thousand cu, and you are not doing anything. ” And he will say – “I study the materials and prepare one document for the court and I think that this is enough.” And then you will not prove anything and will be forced to look for another lawyer.

Price. What are the prices for criminal defense lawyers in Kiev? What are the prices for criminal lawyers in general in Ukraine? In fact, the prices for criminal defense lawyers are different, from UAH 500 per hour or action to thousands of dollars. Price is a very important criterion especially in criminal matters. A good professional crime lawyer cannot be cheap. But at the same time, the price must be justified. Again, if a criminal lawyer takes $ 1,000 and does 5 specific actions for this, this is normal. And when he takes the tighter $ 1,000 and says “for complex business management” and then does nothing, then this is not normal.

Comparison. Never agree to immediately work with the first lawyer with whom you managed to talk. At least 3 interviews should take place. Then you will be able to understand in comparison who is who. And who is a really criminal lawyer from lawyers, how much does a criminal lawyer cost and who is the best to contact them for help.

What if you are suspected of or charged with a criminal offense?

  • You need a good criminal lawyer. How do you find such a lawyer? Search on the Internet, select several lawyers specifically in criminal cases. Choose at least three lawyers who specialize in criminal law.
  • Next, you need advice on a criminal case. High-quality criminal counseling will let you understand whether or not a professional lawyer is what to do next and how much the services of this criminal lawyer cost.
  • Follow the advice of a lawyer to act with him.

 Cost of a lawyer in criminal cases

Depending on whether what status you are there are two options for paying for the services of a criminal lawyer:
 
1. Accompanying individual investigative actions

More suitable for those who are not involved in the case, and are in the case of a witness.

  • express consultation of a criminal lawyer by phone without analyzing the situation – 500 UAH, just to describe your rights in order to understand , what can be done, what must not be done and the first mistakes to be avoided
  • preparation of a response to a request to provide documents – $ 100

It is important to understand what is really, according to Art. 93 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the investigator has the right to demand the provision of documents. But what happens if they are not provided? There is no responsibility for this, but it gives the investigator the right to go and take a court order for a search. Therefore, you need to weigh what is more reasonable for you – to give documents for the request or sit and wait for the search.

  • escort during interrogation – 100 USD/hour, but not less than 200 USD for investigative action
  • escorting a search – $ 100/hour, but not less than $ 500 for investigative action
  • return of confiscated property – from 500 USD or a percentage of the total cost
  • other investigative and procedural actions are paid hourly at the rate of $ 100/hour robots of the company’s lawyer.

2. Comprehensive criminal case management at the stage of pre-trial investigation, court of first instance, appeal or cassation.

Comprehensive criminal case management suits a person suspected, accused or convicted. Because it is difficult for a criminal lawyer to immediately determine the scope of work and the strategy of the defense. You need to familiarize yourself with the case to make a defense plan and backup options if the main ones do not work.

The cost of a criminal lawyer for each stage is from 3000 USD. up to $ 10,000 depending on the complexity of the case and its size.

How we work on the integrated management of criminal cases:

  • Signing a contract with a criminal defense attorney and joining the case.

This is the first step, at which a criminal attorney in our company affairs communicates with you in essence of the case, in order to understand what is the essence of the crime and what exactly I can incriminate you.

  • Familiarization with a criminal case by a criminal defense lawyer.

At this stage, you pay – 1 thousand c.u. This is the payment for the involvement of our company’s crime lawyers. Study the materials of the criminal case and the formation of a plan and strategy for the defense. When we understand how much work needs to be done, we issue an invoice for the remainder of the payment within the amount discussed above.

  • Be sure to determine the success fee of criminal defense lawyers – this is an additional remuneration for criminal lawyers for achieving a positive goal in your case. This is a very important point. Since it additionally stimulates a criminal lawyer to achieve a positive result.

Prikhodko & Partners Law Firm is the best experienced criminal lawyer in Kiev!

Sign up for a consultation, we will definitely find a solution to your problem. If during the consultation we are not convinced that we are really professional criminal lawyers, we will refund the money for the consultation!

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