Thinking to Appeal Your DUI Conviction? California Appellate Law Requires You to Act Fast!

Posted by Neil Shouse | Nov 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you believe that you or a loved one is the victim of an unjust conviction and/or sentence, listen up…California appellate laws have very strict timelines and deadlines for appealing a California conviction.

If you have been convicted of misdemeanor DUI…and you wish to appeal your conviction and/or sentence…you only have 30 days to file your appeal according to the timelines and deadlines that govern California appeals.

If you have been convicted of a felony DUI, you have a little more time, but not much. The timeframe for appealing a California felony conviction is only 60 days.

And make no mistake about it – these timelines and deadlines for appealing California convictions are not suggestions. They are mandatory filing requirements that, if not strictly adhered to, will almost certainly render your appeal void.

So if you are even thinking to appeal your California conviction, it is advisable that you immediately consult with a California appeals lawyer to discuss this option. If you don't act fact, the law prevents you from acting at all. Also read our related article, "Appealing California DUI cases."

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Neil Shouse

A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.


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