Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Dear JACUSTOMER - Everyone has the right to at least one appeal after being convicted at trial. The lawyer who handled the case would not be the one to file for the appeal since the issue of "ineffective assistance of counsel" is certain to come up. You can contact the local public defender's office or you can contact the Bar Association and explain the situation. Unless you are an attorney you cannot represent him in court so you need legal assistance. I have provided the website for the Bar Association below and I have also included the website for the Innocence Project which assists persons wrongly accused of crimes. Your brother definitely deserves the chance to appeal under these circumstances.