Factors to Consider Before Appealing
Before you decide to Appeal there are many things to consider:
DO YOU HAVE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR APPEAL?
Not every case is appealable. You can’t Appeal a case just because you don’t like the verdict; there have to be solid legal reasons as to why the decision of a lower court should be reversed. I.e. something was wrong in the way the lower court judge or jury applied the law. There are generally three avenues to Appeal a court's decision:
- Appeal of a question of law - standard of review is correctness
- Appeal of a question of fact - standard of review is palpable and overriding error
- Appeal of a mixed question of fact and law - is a scale of the above two
Contact an Appeals Lawyer to review your case and advise if your case merits filing an Appeal.
ARE YOU WITHIN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS TO FILE AN APPEAL?
There are limits in time to file an Appeal. Consult with your Appeals Lawyer for the time constraints of your particular Appeal in your jurisdiction.
CAN YOU AFFORD AN APPEAL?
The Appeals process can be a very costly and emotionally exhausting process. Can you afford the financial and personal costs?
CAN YOU LIVE WITH THE DECISION OF THE APPEALS COURT?
There is no guarantee that you will win your Appeal, no matter how good you believe your case is. Are you prepared to invest your money and your time into an Appeal with an uncertain outcome?
Consult with C2 Global Law's experienced Appeals Lawyers in order to evaluate the merit of your Appeal. We will conduct a detailed analysis of all the information at hand and help you decide whether or not an Appeal is right for you.