What is the Deadline to File a Notice of Appeal in California?
You have 60 days from the time of your conviction to file a Notice of Appel in California. If you believe that you had ineffective counsel, were convicted of a crime that you did not commit, or that you are the victim of a miscarriage of justice, you have options, but you must act quickly as you have a very narrow window to take action.
What are the Grounds for an appeal in California?
Criminal appeals are typically filed with the objective of having the conviction overturned or a sentence lessened. A defense appeal is essentially a request made to a higher court to review the decision of a lower court. In criminal defense court cases, mistakes can be made by attorneys, jurors and judges alike, which is why a court's ruling is not necessarily final.
Some of examples of grounds for an appeal in California include:
- Inadmissible evidence being used against the defendant
- Crucial evidence was wrongfully kept out of the trial
- The wrong law was applied to the defendant's case
- An attorney made an inappropriate argument during trial
- Jurors were confused by the instructions they were given
- The sentence that was handed down did not fit the crime.
If you are considering filing a criminal appeal in California, you need to seek a criminal appeal attorney in San Francisco, or in your region, who has appellate experience. The criminal appeal process in California is a complicated and very specialized process which is why you shouldn't settle for anything less than the experienced legal representation that you need and deserve.
Phillip Krueger is a San Francisco appeals attorney with experience in successfully arguing cases in front of the criminal appellate court. As a criminal defense attorney and former criminal prosecutor, he knows how to use the law to your advantage. Please click below to schedule a free case review and consultation. We will discuss the unique details of your situation and the possible next steps.
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