5 Common Reasons for Mistrials

Criminal trials typically end with either a guilty verdict (which the defendant can appeal) or a not guilty verdict (which the prosecution cannot appeal), but, […]

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Supreme Court May Rule on Death Penalty Standard, Affecting California Inmates

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether to hear an appeal from an Arizona death row inmate based on the argument that Arizona’s death […]

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Supreme Court Allows Georgia Inmate to Appeal Based on Racial Comments by Juror

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a Georgia death row inmate to continue pursuing his appeal based on the fact that […]

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Does Double Jeopardy Mean My Criminal Appeal Will Be Final?

One of the original rights guaranteed to all Americans under our bill of rights is the right against double jeopardy. This right is memorialized in […]

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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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