An appeal is considered the act or fact of challenging a judicially and binding judgment to a higher judicial authority.

FAQ – We can help you with answers to your questions, including:

  • How do I file an appeal?
  • Who can help me prepare an appeal?
  • How long do I have to file an appeal?
  • How many times can I appeal?
  • How do I appeal a decision to the US Arbitration board?
  • Are there any time limits or requirements for appeals?
  • What is a “motion to reopen” or a “motion to reconsider”?
  • Who may appeal?
  • What constitutes “strong ties”?
  • Is a denial permanent?
  • What will my hearing be like?
  • Do I have to prove my innocence?
  • Can I see the department’s evidence against me?
  • What kind of evidence will I need to bring to the hearing?
  • Is there a way to settle without a hearing?
  • How do I get subpoenas?
  • Is it okay to bring letters instead of witnesses?
  • Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my appeal?
  • What is the difference between a writ and an appeal?
  • Will I be able to remain on bond during the appeal if sentenced to a term of incarceration?
  • What happens if I win my appeal?
  • Does an appellate court hear witnesses testify?
  • How long does an appeal take?
  • Which court will hear my appeal?
  • What can be appealed?
  • Can a person who pled guilty file an appeal?
  • Can I file a second appeal with the appellate court?
  • What fees must be paid to the court?
  • How is a record prepared for an appeal?
  • How do I correct or augment the appellate record?
  • What are the guidelines for filing an appellate brief?
  • Is it possible to obtain an extension of time?
  • How many copies of a document should I file?
  • Do I automatically receive an endorsed copy of a filing?
  • How do I file a petition for a writ?
  • How many courts of appeals are there?
  • When should I file an appeal?
  • What options does the losing party have?
  • How can a party appeal an adverse judgment?
  • What is oral argument?
  • Must an appellate court reach a unanimous decision?
  • What recourse is there for the party who loses at the intermediate appellate level?
  • How does the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether to hear a case?
  • What is the effect of granting certiorari?
  • What is the effect of denying certiorari?

Getting Started

  • File a notice of an appeal with a lower court
  • Indicate your intention to take the matter to the next higher court with jurisdication
  • Finalize the appeal with the appropriate appellate court

ACW Law has talented lawyers waiting to help you with your Appeals issues. Please contact:

Robert Creager
Jon Braaten
Teresa Richards