arguments until it got to appeals. they approved me to send in additional info then rejected it as not being part of lower court record.they tell me i can add it in then deny it.i asked for rehearing on this. basically didnt say everything i needed to the first time. what will happen?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Appeals courts generally only decide based on what is argued in the lower court.
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Family Law Attorney
Sounds like they accepted your motion to supplement the record on appeal. That doesn't mean that you can supplement it with material that was never before the lower court! Just because you can "add stuff" doesn't mean you can add whatever you want.
Unfortunately, what is most likely to happen is that you will lose.
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Depends on the type of court you were in, the type of appeal, and the type of court you are appealing to as to whether you can bring in additional or new information.
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Family Law Attorney
Perhaps your case is over. Depending on what kind of case it is, if there is a change of circumstances, file again.