You can’t have a fair jury trial unless you have a fair and impartial jury. That’s why allegations of juror misconduct are one of the issues that defendants often bring up on appeal when a trial doesn’t go their way. If juror misconduct is found to have affected the...
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Do you understand how the criminal appeal process works?
If your criminal case ends in a conviction, the court will often inform you about your right to an appeal. If you choose to appeal your conviction, your case will be referred to a higher court (known as an appellate court) where you will point out errors that...
Could your defense attorney’s mistake lead to an appeal?
Many people plead guilty because they don't like to take a risk when facing criminal charges. When you decided to fight your pending charges in South Dakota criminal court, you expected to win. Convinced of your own innocence and of your lawyer's ability to exonerate...