Law Office of George S. Yacoubian, Jr
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Suite F200
Radnor, PA 19087
610.768.8988 - Office
610.213.3452 - Cell
610.229.5168 - Fax
george@yacoubian-law.com


Law Office of George S. Yacoubian, Jr
1515 Market Street, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.701.4357 - Office
610.213.3452 - Cell
610.229.5168 - Fax
george@yacoubian-law.com



Practice Limited to Appeals and Homicides
(Capital and Non-Capital)

  • Appeals: If you have been convicted of a crime, either by being found guilty or pleading guilty, you still have the right to file a direct appeal. In other words, the case is not necessarily over. In Pennsylvania, there are two types of appeals: direct appeals and petitions under the Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA). With direct appeals, all pre-trial, trial, and sentencing issues that may have been decided unfairly are appealed to the next highest court (Superior Court in Pennsylvania). In contrast, a PCRA asserts that your previous attorney did not represent you properly or that there was a constitutional violation with your case. 

    Unlike at a trial, the issue in an appeal is whether the trial court made a legal error that affected your case. If the mistake was important, the conviction or sentence may be reversed or a new trial awarded. If there was a problem at sentencing, you could be entitled to a new sentencing hearing or the sentence could be reduced. Fresh eyes make the difference! 

    Your options are many. Do not believe that your trial attorney is the best option for your appeal. Often, s/he was the problem in the first place.

  • Homicide: A homicide arrest does not necessarily mean conviction (by plea or trial), the death penalty, or a life sentence The stakes are high, and you need an attorney who has the patience and stamina to exhaust every available option through the pre-trial, trial, and sentencing processes. Contact me immediately to discuss appropriate strategies.