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Motion for a New Trial in California's Federal Trial Courts

If you were found guilty of a criminal offense in one of California's federal trial courts, you may believe that nothing can be done to remedy your guilty verdict, but that's not necessarily the case. It may be possible to obtain a new trial that will give you a second shot at the justice you need and deserve. A skilled attorney from The Kavinoky Law Firm can make a motion for a new trial on your behalf in any of California's federal trial courts.

A motion for a new trial is an opportunity to bring new evidence to the attention of the trial court which might change the outcome of the case. It's also a chance to bring to the court's attention errors which were made during trial, in terms of ruling on issues, receiving evidence, and so forth. A motion for new trial must be brought very soon after a guilty verdict and is governed by Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

This is also the time to raise issues which were not raised during trial so that they can be evaluated on appeal. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will not consider errors during trial which are not first brought to the attention of the trial court.

When preparing a motion for a new trial, your attorney will first review the court transcripts of the original proceeding and possibly argue a motion to the federal judge to reverse your guilty verdict.

It may be necessary to submit sworn declarations from witnesses who can advance your case and call your trial attorney to testify about the reasoning behind certain decisions made during trial. Even though you may have had an excellent working relationship with your trial attorney, mistakes are sometimes made and it's important to bring them to the attention of the court if it will help advance your case.

If you've been convicted of a criminal offense in federal court, it may be possible to obtain a new trial for you, but time is of the essence. To learn more about the possibility of obtaining a new trial in your federal criminal case, please contact an experienced California attorney from The Kavinoky Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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