Your Attorney for Federal and State Appeals
Scott M. Davidson
Founder & Lead Attorney
Scott M. Davidson, Ph.D., a graduate of Yale University, and a former appellate judicial law clerk, has 20 years of successful experience litigating expungements, appeals, and post-conviction cases. Dr. Davidson has an extensive history in New Mexico of winning expungement petitions, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases.
Dr. Davidson is principal and founder of JustAppeals.Net, a boutique law firm focusing on appellate and post-conviction litigation, including expungements. The firm is based in the Southwest, but has a national presence, building on Dr. Davidson’s decades of experience in appellate and post-conviction litigation, including expungements. While the home office is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recent cases have found Dr. Davidson representing clients in courts in Washington, D.C., California, Virginia, Maine, Wyoming, Georgia, Louisiana, as well as New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Since 2005, Dr. Davidson has successfully litigated many expungements in the courts of New Mexico, removing from public view individuals’ records of wrongful arrests, dismissed charges, and other adverse court records.
Dr. Davidson personally handles each case, offering a client-centered approach. As a former law professor, with years of litigation and post-graduate teaching experience, Dr. Davidson will explain to you in depth each phase of your case.
Choosing the right lawyer to handle your expungement case can change your life. Contact JustAppeals.Net to see if our firm matches your needs.
If you have been arrested, or charged, but not convicted of a crime, your case might be a good candidate for a discretionary expungement. Dr. Davidson has had great success in obtaining expungements where the individual has an otherwise clean record and the conduct at issue did not involve a serious offense. Contact JustAppeals.Net to see if your case is a good candidate for a discretionary expungement.
If you have been charged of a crime by a law enforcement office, were not arrested, and the charges were dismissed “without prejudice” after the complaining witness failed to show up in court, you may be entitled to a legal expungement of the adverse court record. Dr. Davidson believes that when you are innocent, and the State failed to prosecute your case, or decided not to go through with a trial, you shouldn’t have to live with the public accusation of wrongdoing on your record forever. Dr. Davidson has had great success on obtaining expungements of adverse criminal records in dozens of cases in New Mexico. Contact JustAppeals.Net to see if your case is a good candidate for a legal expungement.
Pardons and Executive Clemency
If you were convicted of a crime, and you have an otherwise clean record, your case may be deserving of executive clemency, such as commutation of sentence or gubernatorial pardon. Dr. Davidson believes that pardons and other forms of executive clemency are under-utilized as a tool for post-conviction relief. In contrast with a post-conviction proceeding, in which you challenge the validity of the conviction, in executive clemency proceedings, one does not assert innocence, but instead takes full responsibility for the offense and provides good reasons for reducing the sentence or for a full pardon. Contact JustAppeals.Net to see if your case is a good candidate for a pardon or executive clemency.