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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.
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Types of Appellate Issues
Appellate issues can include, but are by no means limited to:
- Error at the pretrial and trial phases as denials of motions to suppress
- Admission of improper/prejudicial evidence
- Flawed jury instructions
- Prosecutorial misconduct
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
- Constitutional issues
- Insufficiency of proof
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.
What are the Requirements to File for an Appeal?
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.
Contact an Effective Boston Appeals Lawyer
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.
Murder 1, Jury Trial Not Guilty
Federal Jury Trial - Obstructing Official Proceeding; Destruction of Records Not Guilty
Arson Occupied Dwelling/Bomb Federal Jury Trial Not Guilty
Aggravated (gang) Rape, Jury trial Not Guilty
Child Rape, Jury Trial Not Guilty
Perjury, Obstructing Justice, Federal Jury Trial Not Guilty
Forcible Rape, Jury Trial Not Guilty
Trafficking in Cocaine, Jury Trial Not Guilty
Rape Appeal, Supreme Judicial Court VERDICT REVERSED, INDICTMENT DISMISSED
Aggravated Felonious Sex Assault, New Trial Motion GRANTED, INDICTMENT DISMISSED
Murder 1, Jury Trial HUNG JURY
Murder 1 , New Trial Motion Granted
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