Appeal criminal

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

Can two different lawyer file for an appeal for the same case if the other is not doing good

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  1. Edwin Drantivy

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . You may have to execute a proper Substitution of Counsel first.

  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Only with permission of the Court.

    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
    516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You can have as many lawyers working for you as you want but you can only file one brief. The defendant can also make a motion to file a pro se supplemental brief.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  4. Ergio I. Fernandez


    Contributor Level 8


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    Answered . So long as the notice of appeal is filed timely, it doesn't matter who files it or how many lawyers file it. Once your appellate rights are protected, then you can figure out who will stay and who will go.

    Good luck

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