State Criminal Appeals

When a person is convicted at trial and would like to appeal, notice of this intent to appeal must be filed within 30 days after sentencing.

If you or someone you know would like to appeal a criminal conviction, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

This notice must also be filed when appealing a denial of a motion to suppress or motion to dismiss.

Appellate review is an examination of the record of a lower court to determine if any errors were committed. The standard of review is the level of deference an appellate court will review the actions of a lower court. The higher court determines the nature degree of error that the appellant must show to justify reversal of the lower court’s decision.