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If you are convicted of a crime, post-conviction relief (an appeal) is available either through a motion for new trial or a direct appeal. In limited circumstances, a habeas corpus petition may be filed.
Appellate issues can include, but are by no means limited to:
In Massachusetts, first degree murder convictions are automatically appealed to the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the state’s highest appellate court. All other appeals are taken to the Massachusetts Appeals Court (MAC). Adverse decisions at the MAC may be appealed to the SJC via a petition for rehearing or further appellate review, but further appeal to the SJC is not granted as a matter of right.
In Massachusetts, to preserve one’s right to appeal, a notice of appeal must be filed with the clerk of the trial court within thirty (30) days of conviction or sentencing, depending on which one is later. Indigent defendants have the same right to appointed appellate counsel as defendants at the trial level.
If you are looking to file for an appeal, then it is important for you to retain an attorney who has the experience and know-how to provide you with the best possible case. Attorney Brad Bailey has proven his ability to successfully represent his clients before the appellate court.
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.