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Criminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Puerto Rico

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Puerto Rico may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Puerto Rico charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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José Miguel Rivera-Santos

José Miguel Rivera-Santos
JMRS Law Office
115 609 Ave. Tito Castro Suite 102
Ponce, PR 00716
Licensed for 8 years, José Miguel Rivera-Santos is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Pontificia Universidad Catolica d... read more >

Glenn Carl James

Glenn Carl James
James Law Offices
Calle Peñuelas 65-A
San Juan, PR 00966
Licensed for 30 years, Glenn Carl James is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Inter-American University... read more >

Steven Wayne Weinstein

Steven Wayne Weinstein
220 Av. Ing. Manuel Domenech Ste 2062
San Juan, PR 00918
Licensed for 28 years, Steven Wayne Weinstein is a Real Estate Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Pedro Rivas Tolentino

Pedro Rivas Tolentino
Pedro J Rivas Tolentino
Post Office Box 444
Puerto Real, PR 00740
Pedro Rivas Tolentino is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Puerto Rico... read more >

Kevin E Lerman

Kevin E Lerman
241 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 00918
Licensed for 6 years, Kevin E Lerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Irvine School of the Law... read more >

Ron E Frank

Ron E Frank
Frank Advisors, LLC
Plantation Dr
Dorado, PR 00646
Licensed for 31 years, Ron E Frank is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Joseph A Niskar

Joseph A Niskar
Fried Saperstein Abbatt PC
241 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 00918
Licensed for 26 years, Joseph A Niskar is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Armando Isaias Carranza

Armando Isaias Carranza
Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit
1153 Cll Campina
San Juan, PR 00920
Licensed for 6 years, Armando Isaias Carranza is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Universidad Interamericana de P... read more >
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Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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