You’ve gotten a ruling in your criminal case and you think it is wrong. Do you have to wait to appeal until the case is over? Like many things in the law, it depends!
If (1) there was a violation of a substantive right, and (2) the decision cannot be reviewed on appeal after final judgment, and (3) there is no alternative remedy, you may be able to appeal under c. 211, §3. If the Commonwealth loses a motion to dismiss, they might be able to appeal under Mass.R.Crim.P. 15(a)(1). If a Defendant or the Commonwealth loses a motion to suppress evidence, they may be able to appeal pursuant to Mass.R.Crim.P.15(a)(2).
How do you appeal during a case? What needs to be filed and what are the timelines? During this fast-paced, one-hour program, learn the step-by-step process of c. 211, §3 Petitions and Interlocutory Appeals. Don’t spend your career being confused about these appeals—spend an hour learning the basics!
MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.