Making a Murderer: Steven Avery’s Chances for Appeal
Netflix’s 10-episode true crime docuseries Making a Murderer took the nation by storm this past December, creating fodder for countless water cooler conversations and generating […]Read More
VA Court of Appeals Favors Transgender Student’s Restroom Case
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is now the highest court to date to weigh in on the transgender bathroom debate. […]Read More
Berkeley Reports on the Cost of Statewide Wrongful Convictions in California
It has long been known that wrongful convictions cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. Recently, a report out of the University of California, Berkeley […]Read More
Growing Rate of Exonerations Highlights Need for Appeals Now
More innocent people are wrongfully convicted in the U.S. criminal justice system than the average person might suspect. According to an article in The Guardian, […]Read More
When the Jury Gets It Wrong
The American criminal justice system is a far better system than some found in other parts of the world. Trial by a jury of one’s […]Read More
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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.