A person convicted of a crime is not required to accept this result. A defendant in State and Federal court has the right to appeal his or her conviction and sentence. The time frame to file an appeal, particularly in Federal court, can be quite short. Further, a number of technical steps may need to be taken to protect a defendant’s rights before an appeal is filed. If you are considering an appeal, you need to understand as quickly as possible what steps must be taken to preserve your rights and to timely file an appeal.

If you wish to appeal a criminal conviction or sentence, you should speak to an experienced criminal appellate lawyer as quickly as possible. Glenn P. Bruder is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Glenn P. Bruder often represents criminal defendants who have been referred to him by other attorneys, due to Glenn’s experience arguing cases before appellate courts. Glenn P. Bruder successfully argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a murder defendant’s conviction in, State v. Olson, 436 N.W. 2d 92 (Minn. 1989). Later, when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, it accepted Mr. Bruder’s argument that the Defendant’s warrantless arrest was illegal, Minnesota v. Olson, 495 U.S. 91 (1990). As a result, Glenn’s client was freed, while his codefendant remains in prison.

Glenn P. Bruder knows how to evaluate issues raised by the trial attorney and, equally importantly, by taking a fresh look at the case, Mr. Bruder can identify significant legal issues that the trial court defense attorney may have overlooked. He knows how to identify the issues that are most likely to win an appeal, and how to best present those issues to appellate courts. Glenn P. Bruder assures that his clients’ rights are fully protected, and is available to help you.