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How Do Post Conviction Remedies Differ From Appeals?

Understanding legal procedures such as appeals and post-conviction remedies can be overwhelming and complex, especially when you or a loved one are involved.

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What Does Amended Judgment of Conviction Mean?

Understanding an Amended Judgment of Conviction can be difficult. There are lots of questions and possible concerns surrounding it. But don’t worry, you're not alone in feeling this way.

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How to Win Post Conviction Relief

In the intricate landscape of the legal system, post-conviction relief stands as a beacon of hope for those who believe in the pursuit of justice, even after a verdict has been rendered. No matter where you are in the process, it’s important to know that you have options.

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What Is Considered Possession, Sale, Distribution And Intent To Distribute?

All of those terms are defined by statute, in the case law, and also in jury instructions. Generally speaking, these definitions are uniform between federal and state.

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What Issues Can Be Raised In My Direct Appeal?

The issues that can be raised in a direct appeal are primarily limited to what is called trial court error. Specifically, issues that can be raised include

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Can You Handle My Appeal In Missouri?

Yes, I can handle your appeal. I have filed numerous appeals in the Missouri court of appeals and in the federal courts of appeal.

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What Are The Penalties And Alternative Programs Available For Drug Offenders?

The penalties and alternatives to sentencing are quite diverse. The federal system does not, as I said, have as many misdemeanors and the penalties in the federal system are, as a general rule

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Why Did You Choose To Practice Criminal Law In Missouri?

Prior to law school, I worked as a secretary at a law firm. The lawyers at the firm practiced personal injury law, and I was very interested in the work that they were doing.

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What Is The Difference Between Postconviction Proceedings In State And Federal Court?

Each state has its own unique postconviction proceedings. When hiring a post-conviction lawyer, it is important that he or she is familiar with the procedures for the state in which you were convicted.

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What Is The Appeals Process In Federal Court?

After sentencing in federal court, a defendant has 14 calendar days to file a notice of appeal. The notice of appeal is filed in the trial court. The filing fee is $505. If you can’t afford the filing fee, you can file as a poor person.

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