Thomas A. Gorman Esq.
300 Apache Trail
Sedona, AZ 86336
Telephone: 928-863-0900
Fax: 928-282-0650
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Thomas A. Gorman Recognized As Specialist in Criminal Law Since 1990

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Arizona Supreme Court of Appeals Lawyer

Any defendant who is convicted and sentenced for any criminal charge is entitled to a direct appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals, and if not successful, to file a petition for review with the Arizona Supreme Court. The same path is available to those who have been tried and convicted in federal court. Additionally, there are two other types of appeals that can be applied for, Rule 32 and a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, if you meet the necessary grounds.

Criminal Defense Attorney Handling Appeals in Arizona State and Federal Court

Attorney Thomas A. Gorman has extensive experience and success challenging defendant's convictions and illegal sentencing at every level of appeal. He believes in carefully listening to his client's story as well as examining the trial record to see if any mistakes were made or other grounds that would lead to an appeal being granted by the federal or Arizona Court of Appeals. He zealously argues on his client's behalf and will be by your side throughout the whole process, no matter how long it takes.

Contact Thomas A. Gorman to schedule a free consultation to discuss the appeal of your illegal conviction and sentencing. To read more about specific cases lawyer Gorman has handled, please visit the representative cases page.

Rule 32 Post-Conviction Relief

After pursuing a direct appeal with the federal or Arizona Court of Appeals and then the Supreme Court unsuccessfully, you can apply for post-conviction relief under Rule 32 if you meet any of the following grounds:

  • The conviction or sentence is in violation of the Constitution of the United States or the State of Arizona's constitution
  • The court lacks the appropriate jurisdiction to render judgment or impose sentence
  • The sentence imposed exceeds the maximum allowed by law
  • You continue to be held in custody after the sentence expired
  • Newly discovered material facts probably exist that would have more than likely changed the verdict or sentence
  • You failed to appeal, and it was not your fault that you did not appeal
  • There has been a significant change of law that if applied to the your case would probably overturn the your conviction or sentence

If your Rule 32 appeal is rejected and you have exhausted all other state remedies, lawyer Gorman will go into federal court and file a petition for issuance of a writ of habeas corpus.

Contact a Sedona Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

Attorney Gorman will tirelessly advocate on your behalf through all courts of appeal and through every level of the criminal justice system in the pursuit of justice and your cause. Contact him today to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your appeal needs.

Thomas A. Gorman is a trial lawyer & criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout the state of Arizona for dui, dwi, drunk driving & drug crimes such as possession, distribution & trafficking of cannabis, marijuana, pot, methamphetamine, cocaine & heroin. Also specializing in medicinal & medical marijuana cases, sex crimes, weapons charges, assault & battery, homicide, burglary and theft. Servicing the cities of Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, Camp Verde, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Holbrook, Kingman, Tucson and other communities in Navajo County, Coconino County, Yavapai County and Maricopa County Arizona.