You may consider filing an appeal of your DUI conviction if you were innocent or the police mishandled your case—especially if this is not your first DUI. Understanding what is involved in appealing your conviction in South Dakota could help you decide whether that is your best option.
In an appeal, a person is asking a higher court to review certain aspects of his case for legal errors. With a DUI, an appeal may be based on an illegal traffic stop or improper administration of a field sobriety test. The defendant cannot raise new evidence not brought up during the trial. The appeal process includes the following:
Appeals can be expensive, and not all cases have good grounds for a successful appeal. If you are considering an appeal of your DUI conviction, call us at 888-733-2992 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will give you an honest evaluation of what you can expect if you decide to appeal your conviction.
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