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Appeal of Criminal Conviction in NJ

A formal notice of appeal must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court within 45 days of judgment (sentencing decision by the Judge). your attorney will be required to file a notice of appeal, other papers with the court, order and read a transcript, prepare a brief and appear in court with you to argue before the Appellate Division. The proceedings before the court are tape-recorded. An outside company is contracted with the court to type up the audiotape. That is called a transcript of proceedings. You must pay the transcript company by preparing a check payable to the transcript company. Under the rule of professional conduct, we will not prepare any paper or draft an appeal until paid in full.

Appeals from judgments of conviction in the superior court shall be taken in accordance with Rule 3:23 and 3:24,

The transcript fee requires a down payment of approximately $500.00, the appeal fee is approximately $300.00 and our legal fee will be $5,000.00. Please read the attached details on appeals to the Appellate Division. For your convenience, we accept credit cards by email, over the phone, and PayPal. You can also make appointment to bring in check or cash or pay by credit card during office hours, mail in retainer check or drop off retainer check through front door mail slot on weekends and evenings. We are required to advise you that we will not file the appeal unless all legal fees are paid.

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