Q: Dismiss criminal case After Conviction?
in Pennsylvania, can the defendant ask PA Superior Court to dismiss criminal case, even if the criminal case has gone to trial and even if the defendant is convicted in county court? if so, what grounds to dismiss case in appellate brief?
A: There are a number of legal grounds for which you can ask the Superior Court to overturn your conviction. It's too hard to explain in this limited of a forum so its important that you contact Appellate counsel immediately. Superior Court appeals have very strict timing requirements (30 days). If you miss them you are done. If legal determinations were made you can challenge them as well as the weight and sufficiency of the evidence. Again, don't wait.
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