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."