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Question: I just got charged with two counts of domestic violence. I don't know weather an appeal will do anything or not also if I compleat everything the judge order how much would a set aside cost me or do I even have a chance
Answer: Appeals are granted when the judge or court makes an error in the case, appeals are not granted solely because one does not like the verdict. Appeals often take time, and can become expensive if you hire a lawyer. If you have not retained a lawyer and wish to represent yourself in appellate court on your two counts of domestic violence, the Arizona Supreme Court website has guides for self-representation which may be helpful. The motion to set aside the judgment is available to those who have been convicted a felony in an Arizona Superior Court and if that person has an absolute discharge from probation or prison. There are online forms to apply to have your conviction set aside from Maricopa and Coconino County. If you were convicted in another county, contact the Clerk’s Office in the county where the conviction occurred. There is no cost to file, however similarly to the appeals, it can be expensive if you hire a lawyer to help you with setting aside your case; however you can represent yourself as well as there are forms on the Maricopa County Superior Court website to assist you. It also is important to note that in Arizona, records cannot be sealed, if the set aside was granted, the charges will always show up on background checks.
I just got charged with two counts of domestic violence. I don't know weather an appeal will do anything or not also if I compleat everything the judge order how much would a set aside cost me or do I even have a chance
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