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Can I Be Released From Jail Pending An Appeal?

Under the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, if an appeal is filed the defendant can request that he or she be released from prison/jail pending the outcome of the appeal.   Although the rules provide for such a request, it is rarely granted.  It is not uncommon from someone to languish in prison for over a year while an appeal is pending, and then be released when the appeal is won.  This results in an innocent person being incarcerated for a crime he or she didn’t commit.

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Carson J. Heefner will take a straightforward approach when advising you of the possibilities surrounding your case. He will then fight for the best possible outcome in your appeal. To learn more about how Carson can help you, call 612-202-8971 to request a free consultation.