What is the Double Jeopardy Clause in Criminal Law?

“Double jeopardy” is one of those legal phrases we have all heard on a regular basis (thank you very much, Alex Trebek), but can be […]

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SCOTUS Rules Biased Comments in Jury Room Can Mean New Trial

Racism in the courtroom – especially in criminal cases – has been one of the biggest challenges facing our justice system since our nation’s founding, […]

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How Much Time Do You Have to Appeal a Court Decision

If you were convicted as a defendant in a criminal case, or if you were either a plaintiff or defendant in a civil case, you […]

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Appealing a Criminal Case Based on Inadmissible Evidence

One of the most common grounds by which defendants seek to overturn their conviction in an appellate case is to argue that the judge at […]

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Can You Appeal a Deportation/Removal Order?

We have all heard in the news that immigration enforcement actions by U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and other immigration agencies are on the […]

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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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