I agree with some of the answers to this question. The fee for a private appellate attorney depends whether the case is being billed on a flat fee or hourly basis, and the length of the record. Hourly rates largely depend on the appellate attorney's experience & background in handling the specific type of criminal appeal. The length of the record will depend on how many days/weeks/months the jury trial lasted. Hope this helps. -Eloy Trujillo, www.trujillolawoffices.com
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Yes, it sounds like you will need help writing your opening brief. I agree with the above answers to this question. You should contact an experienced appellate attorney as soon as possible for legal advice and help in drafting/filing your opening brief.
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If you need a referral to an attorney, you may contact the LA County Lawyer Referral and Information Service by calling the "Attorney Referral Line" (213-243-1525) or by completing an on-line lawyer referral request form found on their website, www.lacba.org. Also call your local public defender's office or look up individual attorneys on the California state bar website, calbar.org. Please understand that this is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer and does...
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You need to file what's called a post-judgment "Hofsheier motion" in the local court in which you were convicted and ordered to register under PC 290. Most private lawyers will not be able to represent you on a pro-bono (free) basis. You might want to try the public defender in Ventura County or the local bar association to find out if they have a "modest means" criminal defense referral panel. Attorneys who take "modest means" referrals offer significantly reduced rates. Please...
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