Direct appeals must be filed shortly after sentencing. We will quickly work with you and defense counsel to file a prompt notice of appeal within the 14 day time limit. If you are represented by a public defender, we will assert the right to direct appeal and ensure that the public defender’s appellate division promptly files the notice and handles the appeal.
If you are represented by private counsel — regardless if retained for an appeal or not — we will advise your attorney of your desire to appeal and ensure that a notice of appeal is filed. If you so desire, we can promptly locate and retain new counsel that specializes in direct appeals to handle the case.
Contact us for more information on direct appeals.