Ruling on Baltimore Police Brutality Civil Case Overturned on Appeal

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an appeal to a Baltimore mother who had sued the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) for violating her […]

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Can You Appeal A Not Guilty Verdict in Washington?

An appeal of a criminal court jury verdict usually – but not always – involves a defendant who has been found guilty of a crime […]

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Brendan Dassey of “Making a Murderer” Wins Appeal of Conviction

Audiences were riveted in 2016 by the Netflix 10-part documentary Making a Murderer which investigated the prosecution and convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey […]

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What You Need to Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Washington

Losing in a criminal trial can be a life-changing moment. While all might feel lost, you should know that you might still have options. In […]

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Serial Subject Adnan Syed Has Murder Conviction Vacated

In the fall of 2014, podcast listeners were riveted (and indeed the whole medium of podcasting was revitalized) by the first season of Serial, which […]

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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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