Is it best to hire criminal lawyer when writing an appeal?

Asked on November 8, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes; appeals are very complex, in terms of both their substance (e.g. what you can appeal) and their procedures (time line; notice to other parties; how to submit the paperwork; how to cite the record of the trial below; etc.). Someone serious about an appeal is strongly advised to retain an attorney to help him or her.


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