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wisconsin automatic right to appeal
If you were convicted of a crime in the state of Wisconsin, you have an automatic right to appeal the conviction, sentence, or both. Time is of the essence in any appeal.
Wisconsin is an automatic right to appeal state, which means that if you were convicted of a crime in the state of Wisconsin, you need not request permission to appeal your conviction or the sentence imposed by the court upon conviction. The automatic right to appeal simply means that the petition to appeal is not needed. You must however file a post conviction motion with the Circuit Court in which your case was heard. Often times, any legal errors that occurred during the trial will be immediately corrected upon that motion. Sentences are often adjusted upon that motion, too.
When the court will not reverse itself
If the Circuit Court will not reverse itself on a legal error during trial, or change an unfair and unjust sentence, then the matter must go to the Court of Appeals.
Wisconsin State Court of Appeals
If you have been convicted and believe that the conviction was in error, that the trial court made errors during the trial, or that the sentence imposed by the Circuit Court was unfair, unjust or incorrect, and your case has been properly adjudicated with the Circuit Court, then you can file an appeal with Court of Appeals.
Time is of the utmost importance in any appeal. In most instances, you have a matter of days in which to file motions that must be heard before an appeal will be taken up by the Court of Appeals.
Wisconsin & Federal Appellate Attorneys
For a free initial consultation regarding hiring an attorney from the Bednarek Law Office to represent you on your appeal, please contact Bednarek Law Office as soon as you can.