How Filing a Personal Restraint Petition can Keep You Out of Jail in Washington

Did you know that in Washington state if a person is incarcerated for a civil or criminal conviction, he or she can petition the court […]

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Major Differences Between Trial and Appellate Court

Many people know that you can appeal a trial court decision to the appellate court, but very few understand the differences between the two levels […]

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Can You Appeal a Case if You Involuntarily Plead Guilty?

In a criminal case, oftentimes a person will plead guilty or enter a plea of nolo contendere despite not being responsible for the crimes alleged. […]

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Appeal of Driving Under the Influence Conviction in California: What You Need to Know

If you were arrested, charged, and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, it is important to know that you still have legal […]

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Vacating a Family Law Decision

If a decision in family court does not go your way, it is important to know that you still have legal options. If the decision […]

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The Appellate Approach

If you appeal a guilty verdict in a criminal case, the court does not always let you go free. You need a criminal appeals lawyer to request a stay on appeal. Your lawyer can request this stay at your sentencing hearing. This way you will not have to stay behind bars while the appeal is going on. Your lawyer will also try to overturn the wrongful conviction.

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