When your loved one is in jail, it can be very difficult to be able to get the time to go and see them or to have a relationship with them. A long sentence stretching into the foreseeable future can feel a bit like a sentence for both of you. This can be especially difficult if you feel that the punishment is unfair based on the crime or that the person was wrongly convicted.
Luckily, there is an appeals process that ever single convict can go through to try and obtain a lesser sentence or even have a conviction overturned. This process is started by a compelling written opening brief that a lawyer submits to court. This brief should cover the information of the case and why an appeal is necessary by presenting problems of the initial case.