Elizabeth Franklin-Best

Appellate lawyer

Elizabeth Franklin-Best, a criminal appellate lawyer seeking freedom for her clients.

When to Retain an Appellate Lawyer?

June 26th, 2017
wpadmin

Many clients, I find, have really no idea what an appellate lawyer does when they first find out they may need one. After all, everyone knows what trial lawyers do-- Law & Order was probably the most popular show in the 1990’s, and there have been literally hundreds of television shows that follow the sexy and entertaining challenges of the criminal defense trial lawyer. The question of what an appellate lawyer does, and when you need one

Raising Winning Issues on Appeal

June 23rd, 2017
wpadmin

When I meet with clients for the first time, often I’m asked what kinds of issues can be raised in the appeal. This is an incredibly important issue so I thought I would take some time to explain, generally, what issues can be raised in direct criminal appeals in South Carolina. In South Carolina, our appellate courts strictly adhere to the contemporaneous objection rule. What this means is that our appellate courts will not address issues t

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