Appealing a Criminal Case in Massachusetts from Kevin Mahoney An appeal is not another opportunity to relitigate a case. An appeal asks a higher court to review errors that occurred at trial.Learn more about appealing a criminal case in Massachusetts in this presentation. … [Read more...]
Examining Potential Issues for Appealing in a Criminal Conviction?
Because most people have never been through a criminal trial, much less an appeal, there are a variety of misconceptions about the appellate process. If you plan to pursue an appeal, you may wish to learn more about the types of issues you may attack on appeal in a criminal case.First, a basic understanding of the purpose and goal of an appeal is necessary. An appeal is not another opportunity to try your case. Except in rare instances, no new evidence can be presented during the appellate … [Read more...]
How Do I File an Appeal in Boston?
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Boston, Massachusetts, there many possible ways to resolve the charges, including proceeding to trial. In Boston, the majority of those tried before a jury are convicted. While less than 2% of appeals from criminal convictions are successful, criminal defendants possess an absolute right to appeal their conviction, as well as their sentences to the Appeals Court or the Supreme Judicial Court. A defendant only has 30 days after the verdict … [Read more...]