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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Bribery Convictions Overturned in Fallout from 2016 McDonnell Decision

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell in a decision that changed how federal courts could convict […]

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Can I Get an Extension on the 30-Day Limit to File an Appeal in a Federal Civil Case?

After an entry of order or judgment is entered in a federal court in a civil lawsuit, either party has 30 days from that date […]

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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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