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“A direct appeal is an appeal directly to the Court of Appeals, a direct appeal is part of what we call the post-conviction relief process. You start the process to appeal by notifying your attorney.
At the sentencing hearing, you will fill out a form. You should get a form that says, “Notice of Intent to Pursue Post-Conviction Relief.” Notice of Intent to Pursue Post-Conviction Relief is, like it sounds, a notice indicating that you intend to pursue post-conviction relief, which can encompass a direct appeal, or it can mean you have to go back to the trial court for further proceedings.
Post-conviction relief may include filing motions after conviction in the trial court. It's called a post-conviction motion, and depending on the issues raised in appeal, depending on what legal issues you might have, there are certain issues where you are required to file a post-conviction motion in the trial court before you can proceed farther with a direct appeal.
Notice of Intent to Pursue Post-Conviction Relief is the notice that must be filed in the trial court within 20 days of the sentencing hearing, which puts everyone on notice that you intend to pursue post-conviction relief, meaning you intend to appeal or file additional motions in the trial court.
We've appealed many different cases. We've appealed many, many drunk driving cases. We've appealed-- I have a number of appeals, published opinions in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Illinois, which are from the Western District of Wisconsin, which is a federal court, which sits in Madison, Wisconsin.”
-Attorney Pat Stangl
Experienced Help with Appeals in Wisconsin
If you're interested in appealing a criminal conviction in Wisconsin, contact a criminal defense attorney with proven experience handling appeals. Madison Criminal Defense Attorney Pat Stangl has extensive experience in appellate practice and procedure. He has represented numerous clients in all facets of the appellate process, including:
- Direct Appeals in Wisconsin State Courts
- Direct Appeals in Federal Courts
- Filing of Post-Conviction Motions for a New Trials
- Filing Motions Alleging the Ineffective Assistance of Trial Counsel
- Filing Motions Alleging Ineffective Assistance of Appellate Counsel
- Arguing many cases in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Argued in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
- Published Opinions in State and Federal Courts
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