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  •  In Forma Pauperus (14+ / 0-)

    Federal Criminal Appeal Primer

    Every defendant convicted after a trial or guilty plea is entitled to a direct appeal. If a defendant is indigent, he is entitled to appeal without the payment of a filing fee (in forma pauperis), to a free copy of the reporter's transcript (the verbatim account of in-court proceedings), and is entitled to the appointment of counsel to represent him on appeal. See 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, 28 U.S.C. § 753(g).
    Its a little harder to benefit by in forma pauperis if you are making a civil appeal and even in a criminal appeal the chances of prevailing on any point let alone being found not guilty are not good, maybe 1 in 20 cases has a positive result
    the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Rule 4(b) addresses the procedure for filing a notice of appeal. Rule 3 addresses what information must be contained in the notice of appeal. The appendix to the rules contains a sample form for the notice of appeal.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:25:31 PM PDT

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