CRIMINAL FAQS

Appeals

  • What is an appeal?

  • How long does an appeal take?

  • What happens in an appeal?

  • If I am a crime victim, how may I be kept informed of the progress of an appeal?

  • As a crime victim, may I attend the oral argument in the Court of Appeals? May I make a statement?

  • Will the defendant be at the oral argument?

  • Can the state appeal if the defendant wins at trial?

Post-Conviction Actions

  • What is a motion for post-conviction relief?

  • Where does the post-conviction action take place?

  • What happens in a post-conviction action?

  • If I am a crime victim, how may I be kept informed of the progress of a post-conviction proceeding?