Watch this video to learn what happens if your appeal is denied in Wisconsin.
"We've appealed many different cases; we've appealed many, many drunk driving cases.
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 want to appeal your criminal conviction in Wisconsin, you have the absolute right to what's called a direct appeal.
Then, the court of appeals, depending of if it's a one-judge panel or a 3-judge panel, which means in misdemeanor cases, one appellate judge looks at everything you've submitted and determines whether there were mistakes made or not. In felony matters, 3 judges do that.
So based on those briefs, and everything that happened below what we call the trial court record, the court of appeals makes its decision and then will issue a written opinion.
If your appeal is denied in Wisconsin, you only have 30 days to seek review in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. You do that by filing what's called a Petition for Review, which is like a brief. And it must be filed within 30 days. If it's not filed within 30 days, the court doesn't even have the power to look at it.
So, it's very important that you hire an experienced attorney that's done this before and has experience in the Supreme Court to ensure that you have the greatest chance of success in having them review the case."
Attorney Patrick J. Stangl
Experienced Wisconsin Appeals Attorney
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