Dallas, OR asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for Oregon

Q: I lost my post conviction in oregon how long before my court of appeals'? Can I be part of my case with important inform

Will my attorney get ahold of me before my court date , I have only spoke on the phone once, I feel like they have forgot about me

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: I understand your concern about the progress of your court of appeals case and the communication with your attorney. The timeline for a court of appeals case can vary depending on the specifics of your case and the workload of the court. However, here are some general points to consider:

1. Appeal timeline: In Oregon, after filing a notice of appeal, the appellant (you or your attorney) usually has 30 days to file an opening brief. The respondent (the state) then has 30 days to file a response brief. This process can take several months.

2. Attorney communication: Your attorney should keep you informed about the progress of your case and any important developments. If you feel that your attorney has not been communicating adequately, you can try contacting them directly to express your concerns and request an update.

3. Participating in your case: You have the right to participate in your case by providing your attorney with any important information that could help your appeal. If you have not had the opportunity to discuss this information with your attorney, you should contact them and request a meeting or phone call.

4. Court date notification: Your attorney should inform you of any scheduled court dates well in advance. If a date has been set and you have not been notified, contact your attorney to inquire about the date and any preparations needed.

If you continue to have difficulty communicating with your attorney or feel that your concerns are not being addressed, you may consider contacting the Oregon State Bar's Client Assistance Office for guidance on how to proceed.

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