When Can a Criminal Sentence Be Appealed?

When most people think of criminal appeals in either state or federal court, they think only of appealing the conviction itself. It is the case […]

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Can I Appeal a Criminal Conviction Based on Who Was on My Jury?

Much of our nation’s bedrock protections for criminal defendants facing trial go all the way back to our original Bill of Rights, adopted as part […]

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Can I Appeal Any Case to the Supreme Court of the United States?

The Supreme Court of the United States has long had a mythic quality to it, and justifiably so. The court has the ability to shape […]

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Harvard Study Shows High Rate of Prosecutorial Misconduct in OC

A recent report released by Fair Punishment Project at Harvard University highlighted the prosecutorial misconduct repeatedly exhibited by prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office in […]

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CA High Court Overturns Conviction, Says Gang Signs Not Criminal Threats

In early June, the Supreme Court of California overturned a defendant’s criminal conviction for making criminal threats against a group of police officers in Indio […]

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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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