The attorneys at the law firm of Furlong and Krasny handle appeals and post-conviction relief for clients in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and nationwide. Mr. Furlong and Mr. Krasny have both received AV preeminent peer review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell* and have been certified as a criminal trial attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Andrew Mark Ferencevych has clerked for Superior Court judges and managed our appellate practice since 2011. Our appellate lawyers have over 80 years of legal experience. If you would like to discuss a potential appeal, contact our offices online.
Recognized Excellence in Appellate Matters
Our attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New York State Court of Appeals. They have developed a nationwide reputation for excellence based on the results they have achieved, which you can view for yourself, either in their published articles and briefs or during their appearances in the media.
The Criminal Justice System Is Not Perfect
Every defendant in a criminal case enjoys a constitutional right to appeal. Obviously, one would prefer to avoid the need to appeal in the first place, but often circumstances (and sometimes lawyers) intervene to prevent a just result. We routinely conduct inquiries on how best to handle an appeal in either state or federal court.
In the appellate process, timing is everything. All courts have strict limits on when you can file an appeal. If you are dissatisfied with a result or cannot get straight answers to questions about where to turn after a conviction, contact us. We are here to help.
Grounds for Appeal — Criminal Cases
Criminal appeals typically turn on the conduct of the trial judge, the prosecutor and sometimes even defense counsel. Whether a ruling on an objection or giving a charge to the jury, a trial judge’s decisions should be subjected to the strictest scrutiny for fairness, accuracy and absence of bias.
Prosecutors have well-established obligations to follow, and their failure to do so can upset a conviction. Finally, your own lawyer has a duty to give you “effective assistance of counsel.” We analyze the conduct of all three without fear or favor and pursue appeals as aggressively as any other case in pursuit of justice for our clients.
We are routinely called upon to review case files and transcripts and offer first or second opinions on the likelihood of a successful appeal or petition for post-conviction relief, commonly known as habeas corpus. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment, because in all appeals, time is critical.
Civil Appeals, New Jersey and Federal
Although we prefer to handle civil cases from their inception, it doesn’t always work that way. Over the years, many plaintiffs and defendants have contacted us after losing a civil case, facing tight deadlines for appealing an adverse verdict. As veteran trial attorneys who also maintain a healthy appellate practice, we are ready to move on civil appeals faster than most large law firms.
We are acutely familiar with the often arcane rules of appellate procedure in both New Jersey and federal appeals courts. If you are in need of professional advice and prosecution of a civil appeal, we are ready and able to assist you. Feel free to contact us for an appointment, on short notice if necessary, and we will tackle your problem.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss an appeal or a referral, contact our offices at your convenience. We are located in West Trenton, New Jersey, and we are able to service clients with appellate issues throughout New Jersey and across the country.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.