This is a question I get often. If you are the appellee – the party defending the trial court’s judgment – the answer is simple. If you win, the appeals court will simply “affirm,” or uphold, the trial court’s judgment. But what if you are the appellant, or the party appealing? Generally, in any type […]
At Grant Legal Group, our attorneys are experienced in criminal appeals and post-conviction matters. If you were convicted of a crime and are already confined, you still may have a right to appeal your conviction or sentence. Mississippi’s Post-conviction Relief Act allows you to challenge your conviction or sentence for up to 3 years, and […]
In Mississippi, many cases that don’t settle before trial are decided by our trial judges. That is, quite often, the judge may decided to dismiss the case without holding a trial. The trial court may have granted “summary judgment,” which serves as a dismissal of the case. If your case was to be tried by a jury, then a summary judgment removes the case from the jury’s consideration.
If you have been convicted of a crime, you might be able to overturn the conviction by appealing. Or, you might be a concerned friend or family member who knows someone wrongfully convicted or sentenced. Either way, we can help with an appeal. What are the deadlines to appeal a criminal conviction? If you are […]
If you were denied workers’ compensation benefits for a workplace injury, you have the right to an appeal. Our workers’ compensation system offers compensation for most workplace injuries. So don’t give up just because your claim was initially denied. What injuries are covered under Mississippi workers’ compensation law? Mississippi operates under a […]
If you were injured in an accident, and the judge dismissed your case, you can appeal the decision to a higher court. Or perhaps you won a jury verdict, which the other party appealed, and you want to have the verdict upheld. Either way, our attorneys can help. How long do I have to appeal […]
How much time do I have to file an appeal? The first thing to know about an appeal is you need to act quickly. This is especially true if you are the party who is appealing. In general, you have 30 days from the trial judge’s final judgment to appeal. Sometimes, before appealing, you need […]