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Q: If you lose an appeal can you appeal again?

Israel Piedra answered on Mar 9, 2018

Most likely, no.

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Q: Hello my child is currently in juvenile court over a charge of a pot pipe. She has a lawyer and I asked him to appeal

He said he couldn't do this because he would violate a code of ethics. I am her mother and I am ordered to pay him and he won't listen to me? Is that true? New Hampshire

Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Although you are the parent and a party to the case, the lawyer's duty is to the child. The child is the one who needs to tell the lawyer what they want to do.

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Q: What are some reasons why an appellate court might not agree to hear an appeal of a personal injury case (premises


Israel Piedra answered on Feb 15, 2017

If you're talking about the New Hampshire Supreme Court, most appeals (including personal injury cases) would be "mandatory," i.e., the Supreme Court would always accept the appeal, assuming the correct procedures are followed. The Court might not hold oral argument in every case, but they would... Read more »

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Q: how do you appeal a final decision from dover new hampshire district court

Israel Piedra answered on Oct 9, 2016

Typically, you would file a motion to reconsider first in the district court, within 10 days of the district court's final decision.

You have 30 days from the date of the district court's decision to the Supreme Court. An attorney can help you determine whether you have any appeallable...
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Q: I filed a motion for the judge to reconsider her decision on Dec. 10th, The clerk did not type this up until Dec 31.

I received on jan 3rd and filed my motion on the 8th of Jan within the ten days alotted. The judge denied my request saying it was past the 10 days to file?! Can she do this if it wasn't even typed up to be sent to me until the 31st?

Israel Piedra answered on Feb 22, 2016

You must file a motion for reconsideration within 10 days of the Clerk's "Notice of Decision". If you believe there was an error, it might be wise to retain an attorney to review your file. Remember, you typically have 30 days from the rejection of a motion for reconsideration to file an appeal... Read more »

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