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If you’re found guilty after a trial, you’re entitled to an appeals process. This process varies depending upon the crime, but there are always time deadlines by which you must file an appeal. In Texas, you generally have 30 days from sentencing to file an appeal. There are numerous reasons for an appeal from a guilty verdict in a criminal case, including what’s called “legal error.” Legal error may include:

Allowing inadmissible evidence during the criminal process, including evidence that was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights Lack of sufficient evidence to support a verdict of guilty Mistakes in the judge’s instructions to the jury regarding your case You may also appeal due to misconduct on behalf of the jurors, or if there is newly discovered evidence to exonerate you.

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