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How the Appeals Process Works

Were You Found Guilty at Trial? File an Appeal. The worst word a criminal defendant can hear is “guilty.” However, that doesn’t mean the fight for freedom is over. If you are unhappy with your guilty verdict, you have a viable option called an “appeal.” An appeal sends your case to a higher court for review which allows more...

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What Is Hearsay, and Is It Admissible in Court?

Hearsay is a statement that was made out of court that proves the truth of the issue at hand. Often, this type of evidence is not admissible in court because it is considered unreliable secondhand information. However, exceptions do exist, and such statements can sometimes be admitted. Referring to Statements Made Out of Court An oral or written statement...

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How Long Do I Have to File an Appeal?

If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, you might be able to file an appeal to challenge the trial court’s ruling. An appeal is presented to a higher court for review to determine if there was an error in the initial proceedings. You can file an appeal within 35 days of the entry of judgment. Grounds...

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