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A basic guide to criminal appeals in Wisconsin.

If a person is unhappy with the results of his/her criminal litigation, it is important to consider pursuing an appeal. The basic steps involve preserving your right to pursue an appeal, determining which issues have arguable merit for an appeal and the correct procedure for pursuing those issues

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Chapter 809, Wisconsin Statutes, especially Rules 809.30 and 809.62, Wisconsin Statutes, available online.
Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin, 6th edition, State Bar of Wisconsin, www.wisbar.org

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