Pittsburgh, PA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: My husband filed an appeal 5 months agao and still haven't received any information back how long is the process

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Mark McCulloch
Mark McCulloch
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I know that waiting is frustrating. But the appellate process grinds along very slowly. I don't know what kind of appeal you have or which court is considering it but generally, if you are appealing a criminal case to the Superior Court, which is the appellate court that hears appeals from final orders in the Court of Common Pleas, you can expect to wait about eight months. If there is oral argument, it will be about eight weeks after oral argument. Again, it's tough waiting, not just for the litigants but for the attorneys as well. Hang in there...

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