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Petitioning for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in Federal Court

If you believe you are being detained in violation of your U.S. Constitutional rights, you may be entitled to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. Translated from the Latin phrase “to produce the body,” a habeas corpus pe… Read More
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What are the Possible Outcomes of an Appeal?

There are several possible outcomes of an appeal — the lower court’s holding may be “affirmed,” “reversed,” “affirmed in part and reversed in part,” “dismissed,” or “modified.” Each of these are very different results. What Do… Read More
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What is a Direct Appeal?

If the outcome of your criminal trial wasn’t as expected due to an error made in the case, you can file a direct appeal. A direct appeal can be taken immediately after a trial in which a defendant was convicted and sentenced. This process allows fo… Read More
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Should I Hire a New Attorney Post-Conviction?

If you’ve been found guilty of a crime at trial, your case isn’t over — you still have the right to appeal and seek to have the conviction overturned and a new trial ordered. However, this can only be done successfully if a mistake was made tha… Read More
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Can I Appeal My Divorce Judgment?

Going through the divorce process can be financially and emotionally overwhelming. Although many spouses are able to resolve their cases out of court and decide the outcome on their own, some divorces are litigated — and the issues are determined b… Read More
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Referring Your Client to an Appeals Lawyer

If a mistake of law was made at trial, and the outcome of the case was not what you and your client expected, you might discuss filing an appeal. However, as an attorney who focuses on trial work, you may not have the time necessary to devote to the… Read More
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What is the Process for a Civil Appeal?

If you’re thinking about filing a civil appeal, the process can be lengthy and complex. There are certain rules and procedures that must be followed. However, in order to file an appeal, you cannot simply be dissatisfied with the results of the cas… Read More
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Why Hire an Appellate Attorney?

If you lost a lawsuit at trial, you may have the option to appeal. However, it’s important to understand that litigating a case and appealing one are two very different processes. Not only must an attorney have specific knowledge of the appellate p… Read More
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Michael Confusione Recognized as an Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2019

Michael Confusione has been listed among Avvo’s 2019 Top Rated Lawyers due to his Superb Attorney Rating by the organization. Avvo Ratings are calculated using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their Avvo profile in… Read More
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Briefing Strategies: The Introduction — Preparing the Court to Decide Your Case

Introductions, or “Preliminary Statements,” have been in vogue for years. Many firms use them, and some courts (including New Jersey’s) have amended their rules to allow them. See R. 2:6-2 (permitting preliminary statement not exceeding three p… Read More
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