ALABAMA APPELLATE RULING ON RIGHT TO COUNSEL

An Alabama Appellate Decision by the Alabama Supreme Court Holds That Motion to Withdraw is Critical Stage of Case In an Alabama appellate decision released September 7, 2012 by the Alabama Supreme Court, the Court held that where a pro se defendant filed a motion to set aside his guilty plea, the trial court must [...]

FEDERAL COURT APPEALS IN 2011

Federal Court Appeals Were Slightly Down According to the Administrative Office of U.S. Court’s 2011 Judicial Business Report The number of Federal  court appeals was slightly down in 2011.  The summary report concerning the number of Federal court appeals from the Administrative Office of U.S. courts showed that Federal court appeals in the regional courts [...]