Los Angeles, CA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for California

Q: Quick question my friend is doing 50 years to life he was sentenced at 18 reading court doc .a chance of appeal .

After reading court documents it looks like they just went on one witness view and that's all do you think we have a good chance of appeal if the find it was not premeditated murder and slot of other key facts he has paddock Ned for an appeal but I don't know the states at the moment

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Timothy Alan Provis
Timothy Alan Provis
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Port Washington, WI
  • Licensed in California

A: No one can tell you the chances of success on appeal from what little you have written about the case here. Only an experienced appeals attorney can evaluate the case after reading the entire record and researching the precedents. The testimony of a single witness, if believed by the jury is sufficient to convict. I cannot urge you too strongly to consult with experienced counsel about this matter.

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