In order to have a successful appeal there must have been something the judge, prosecutor, or your attorney did that would cause the trial not to be valid. If there was an issue with the stop that should have been taken care of by way of a motion prior to the trial occurring. The fact that your attorney waived a court reporter is typical as you would have to pay for the costs of the reporter if you had wanted one present throughout the trial. What would happen now is a settled statement between the two attorneys on what occurred during the trial. An appeal cannot be used just for buyer’s remorse. However if you feel you have an actual issue then call your attorney that handled the trial or if you are no longer happy with their services call a local attorney.
Great answer by Mr. Driessen. You have to show something such as IAC, or Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, juror misconduct, etc. If you feel that you have a valid argument, not just disappointed with the jury verdict, then contact a local attorney who does appellate work. Best of luck.
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