After a raid. Police recovered numerous items. Scales, razor blades, sandwich bags, and a Pyrex dish with cocaine residue in it. Residue was tested and separated from the Pyrex for its own felony drug charge. After a Jury trial, the jury found me not guilty of the F5 possession of cocaine, which came from the Pyrex. Yet I was still found guilty of F2 manufacturing. I've subsequently already served the time for it and now i'm just interested in my rights to an appeal/ wrongful imprisonment.
If a jury found you guilty, that is the law of the case. You have no rights as to a claim for wrongful imprisonment. You do have a right to appeal, however if you already served the time, I am assuming that the time limit to file an appeal is long gone. You may have rights via a civil cause of action commonly referred to post conviction relief where you can allege that your conviction was erroneous. You can speak with an attorney about your possible PCR rights.
You had to appeal shortly after the conviction. If you did not, you cannot now appeal.
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Your post suggests you had a jury trial. This also suggests you had a trial attorney. You need to direct your questions toward your attorney. The time for appeal likely passed. Sounds like you were convicted based on substantial evidence!
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