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Appeals with Petit & Dommershausen

“What to Expect When You File a Criminal Case Appeal: A Bird’s Eye View” Part 2

Process and Analysis

Every attorney who handles criminal appeals has a different preference as to when they meet with their client — some prefer right away, others after receiving the court file, others not until after they have received some or all of the transcripts.  Regardless, your appellate attorney will ask you the reasons that you were not satisfied with the outcome of your case and what specific issues you think exist.  Appellate attorneys often look for things that “don’t feel right” when reviewing a case, so if something seemed off to you it is worth bringing to their attention because it could be a good starting point for their analysis.

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