Criminal appeals (Revision) are the final decision on a criminal case. In this proverbial “last chance”, a profound scientific approach and knowledge of case law and legal literature is an absolute prerequisite. While the facts can be re-examined in the appelate court (Berufung), findings of fact are excluded in the criminal appeal proceedings (Revision). In this procedure the court reviews whether the lower court applied the substantive law correctly and whether the court of lower instance obeyed the rules on procedure. Appeal proceeings are extremely complex. Statistically speaking, only few appeals are successful; the conditions are particularly strict with the jurisdiction of the 1st Criminal Senate of the Federal Court of Justice, which is responsible for first-instance regional court decisions in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Ufer Knauer Rechtsanwälte has a leading expert in appeals law in the person of Professor Dr. Christoph Knauer, who provides a strong basis for successful motions to appeal through his scientific publication and lecture activities.