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.
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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.
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Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
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I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City.
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