An “appeal” generally describes the legal process that occurs after a judgment against you has been entered. The most common type of appeal – criminal appeals – are filed when a person is found guilty of a crime. However, you can also appeal civil or monetary judgments and awards, as well as decisions by licensing boards, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or other administrative agencies.
There can be many reasons to pursue an appeal, such as being wrongfully convicted or having an ineffective attorney. Did your attorney not file motions before trial? Was there evidence in your favor that was not presented to the judge or jury? Did your attorney properly investigate the case and go over your defense with you?
If you’re interested in exploring your options for appeal, contact Nevada Defense Group today for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Act quickly – most appeals have very strict time requirements, and you can lose your right to appeal forever even if you are only one day late!