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Can You Appeal?

Before filing an appeal, know whether or not your case qualifies and receive a final order, sentence, or judgment from the court.

If you entered a plea of guilty, responsible, or no contest, you cannot appeal.

There are 3 things you can appeal:

  1. a guilty verdict after your trial or submittal
  2. an order denying a motion for new trial or an order affecting your substantial rights
  3. an illegal or excessive sentence

For cases in traffic court, you will be provided a written notice of the right to appeal.  This notice contains the time limit for the appeal, instructions for filing, and where you can find the rules associated with the appeal.