Youngstown Criminal Appeals Lawyer

Aggressively Pursuing Your Appeal in the Youngstown Area

Ohio's appellate rules are long and complex, and the federal appeals regulations are even more difficult. When an appeal is your last chance at freedom or immigration, it is important to turn to a lawyer who knows how to effectively represent clients in the appeals system.

At the law practice of Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, Attorney & Counselor at Law, I have handled more than 300 appeals, ranging from misdemeanor criminal appeals through capital appeals and cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Call 330-423-4604 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation to find out how I can help with your appeal.

Don't Risk Your Future

Attorneys can lose appeals simply by missing a filing date or going over the page limit for a brief. Each appeals court has its own rules, and you need a lawyer who has experience with the court you are appealing to.

I will work hard to help you accomplish your goals, whether you are fighting a criminal conviction, were denied naturalization or have another immigration appeal, or you are struggling with a civil appeal. I have presented appeals at various levels, including:

  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • Federal Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board of Immigration Appeals

I have the benefit of having been on both sides of the appellate system. As a former prosecutor for Mahoning County, I was responsible for every criminal appeal in the county. Based on this experience, I am able to anticipate how the other side will approach a case.


When you apply for jobs, apartments and licenses, the people reviewing your application will likely look up your criminal record.

If you have a criminal record, even if it is not a conviction, it is less likely that you will be chosen for the job, given the apartment, or allowed to get a license. After your record is sealed, if you are asked on typical applications if you have a criminal record, you can honestly say that you do not. And, indeed, with narrow exceptions, under the Ohio Revised Code, the offense is presumed not to have happened.

See, R.C. 2953.32(F), stating "The proceedings in the case shall be considered not to have occurred and the conviction or bail forfeiture of the person who is the subject of the proceedings shall be sealed[.]"

Contact My Office

Experience can make the difference between winning and losing your appeal. Contact me to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and how I can help you. I represent clients in criminal and civil appeals throughout Northern Ohio, and I am available to represent clients with immigration concerns in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.


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