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Question: IF AT THE END OF TRIAL THE DEFENDENT WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY FOR ONE CHARGE BUT FOUND GUILTY FOR CHARGE 2 IF HE WAS TO FILE AN APPEAL WILL IT AFFECT HIS OTHER CHARGE THAT HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY FOR AND HOW MUCH TIME IS ALLOWED TO FILE THAT APPEAL AND HOW DO WE CHECK TO SEE IF THE APPEAL WAS FILED

Answer:

The following provides general information. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, consider contacting an attorney.

The Arizona Rules of Appellate Procedure - Criminal provide guidance on timelines and procedures for appealing criminal cases in Arizona.

Rule 3 discusses the notice of appeal, "An appeal shall commence by filing a written notice of appeal with the trial court. A notice of appeal filed by mail must be received by the trial court within the allotted time." The rest of the rule discusses the requirements for the notice of appeal.

Rule 4 discusses the timeline for taking appeals. Specifically, Rule 4(a) states:

The notice of appeal shall be filed with the trial court within 14 calendar days after the entry of the order, ruling, judgment, or sentence appealed from, except that a notice of delayed appeal shall be filed within 14 calendar days after entry of an order granting a delayed appeal.

To speak with an attorney about how these rules may apply to a specific situation, see the Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice article on this site.

Both of the Arizona Appellate Courts, Division One and Division Two, have search functions on the website to search through active cases.

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