I agree with the response previously submitted. This is a very fact specific question. To get an honest answer, an attorney would have to completely invest himself/herself into the transcripts of the trial and the pretrial proceedings.
Winning an appeal (in the sense of getting the conviction/sentence overturned) is not just about whether a judge was right or wrong in his/her ruling. The Court of Appeals will have to make a determination that the judge's error was so great that there was a material effect on the outcome of the trial.
Unfortunately, you will not get a good answer through a website. This will require dedicated and sophisticated analysis. Good luck.
Yes-but there are many questions that would need to be answered. Would the appellate court agree that the material was not admissible? Would the appellate court determine it would have made a difference? Deference can be given to the trial court judge because they heard the case and are often in a better position to address certain issues. It is very fact specific.
Yes, judge's rulings are grounds for an appeal. Whether or not the rulings in this case would amount to reversible error, as earlier noted, is a very fact specific question. You should consult with an appellate lawyer.
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