Learn when you need to consider filing an appeal in Wisconsin.
"You want to file an appeal any time you think there's a problem with either your sentence, or, perhaps, during the course of your case, there were issues that came up with respect to, for example, a motion to challenge the evidence that came in.
If you've been convicted and there is newly discovered evidence, that can certainly be an issue on appeal.
Oftentimes, there are motions challenging if, for example, there was an illegal arrest or illegal stop. And those issues--if they come up in the trial court and they're actually heard and litigated--are preserved for an appeal. So that may well be the basis of an appeal.
If you feel that your attorney didn't properly represent you, you have a Sixth Amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel.
There are many claims raised in trial courts after convictions challenging how their counsel did, or whether they may have made a mistake that causes prejudice, which means that the result would have been different, but for that mistake.
If you feel like your attorney may have made a mistake that essentially caused you harm, you want to pursue that issue on appeal.
There are many time limits that apply to these appeals. And there's a lot of technical requirements, including how the brief has to be duplicated and put together, requirements for font size, all sorts of technical requirements that, if you're not aware of them, you're held to the same standard as a lawyer. And so it's not a good idea to be doing it by yourself."
More Videos Explaining Appeals in Wisconsin
If you found this video informative and would like to learn more about Wisconsin appeals, watch the following videos from Stangl Law:
- "Video: Understanding the Direct Appeal Process in Wisconsin"
- "Video: The Appellant's Guide to Post-Conviction Relief in Wisconsin"
- "Video: 3 Things You Should Know Before Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Wisconsin"
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