If you were convicted of a crime, you may feel that you did not get fair treatment in court. While the criminal court process includes a trial, the appellate process is different. You may only file an appeal to dispute the law and how it was applied in the original case. In other words, you cannot argue the results of the case but only any legal errors in the trial proceedings. It is essential to obtain an experienced attorney to assist with an appeal. Your attorney will review the entire transcripts and information from the trial to determine whether you have a case that you can appeal. Steps in the Appeal Process An appeal is a legal argument that must follow the specific appellate process. The first step is to file a notice of appeal with the clerk of the trial court. In most instances, an appeal can only be made from a.