Civil & Criminal Appeals

Our Experience

Appeals follow an unfavorable ruling by a trial court.  The appeal process allows one or more of the parties to challenge a judge’s decision or jury’s decision, if they believe that decision was wrong under the law.
An appeal is not a “do over”, but rather an opportunity for a panel of three judges to review the evidence presented at trial, and determine if an error was made by the trial court.

Sometimes those errors are procedural.  Other times, there is a lack of evidence to support the court’s decision, or a misinterpretation of the law.  There are even occasions where the law is unclear, and an appeal is necessary in order for the courts to correctly apply a law.

We have handled appeals before the Indiana Court of Appeals and even on transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court.  Whether it’s a civil matter or criminal one, we can review your file and advise you on whether you should appeal your case to a higher court.

If you have a reason to appeal, we can guide you through this complex process, presenting your decision clearly and persuasively to the appellate courts.


Clerk of the Courts

Court of Appeals

Indiana Supreme Court

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Helfrich Law Offices is a full service law firm with two locations to serve our clients in Hancock County, Hendricks County and throughout Central Indiana. We have over 20 years experience practicing before Indiana trial and appellate courts, handling cases involving all areas of law, including family law, adoptions and guardianships, small business law, criminal matters, estate planning, probate, contracts, real estate, small claims, collection, banking, and civil litigation. We also offer mediation services. Call us to discuss how we can serve you, your family and your business.