Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. Exceptional Counsel & Resolute Advocacy

Winston-Salem Criminal Appeals Attorneys

What is Post-Conviction Relief?

Post-conviction relief refers to appeals of criminal convictions, which may include release, new trial, modification of sentence and such other relief as ordered by the court.

If you have been convicted of a crime, there is always a chance that a skilled appellate lawyer can help you get a verdict reversed through an appeal or other post-conviction relief.

At Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A., we are leaders in successfully handling appeals in state and federal courts. We are experienced in identifying and raising all issues that may be grounds for appeal and successfully arguing such issues before the proper tribunals.

You can contact us at (336) 515-6552 to discuss your conviction and whether you have grounds for an appeal.

Appellate & Post-Conviction Issues Must Be Preserved

Failure to raise the appropriate issues can result in a waiver of your right to challenge a lower court or administrative ruling on those grounds. By choosing our firm to represent you, you can be assured that the utmost attention will be applied to every detail of your case.

Our firm has attorneys who are admitted to practice in

  • North Carolina state appellate courts
  • The 4th, 8th and 11th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • The U.S. Supreme Court.

The firm has represented clients in more than 80 appeals in both federal and state courts. We are uniquely prepared to handle any appeal. We are committed to appealing unjust or wrongful convictions and sentences of any state or federal crime.

Our firm provides skillful representation in criminal appeals and post-conviction issues.

Expungement May Be an Option

If your post-conviction case is unsuccessful, you will have a criminal conviction on your record. Removing that conviction from your record may be possible under certain circumstances.

The likelihood of you getting an expungement varies depending on a number of factors such as the specific crime, how long ago the conviction was received and your criminal history since the time of the conviction.

For all your post-conviction inquiries, contact our appellate attorneys at our Winston-Salem office by calling (336) 515-6552 or emailing us to set up an initial consultation.

Meet Our Legal Team

  • Experience on Both Sides

    The majority of our lawyers are former prosecutors and know how the system works.

  • Focus on Client Experience

    Our clients are our top priority. Each team member treats every client with respect and every case with discretion.

  • Thousands of Cases Settled

    Our legal team has experience handling all manner of criminal cases and have a comprehensive list of satisfied clients.

  • Locally Based Firm

    Every one of our attorneys is from the local town and graduated Wake Forest Law School.


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  • Board Certified
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  • College of DUI Defense
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