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Appellate Practices 

Basics of an Appeal 

An appeal is a request for a higher court (an appellate court) to review a lower court’s (trial court) judgement. The purpose of the appeal is for the appellant (person seeking appeal) to argue that a legal error had occurred in the lower courts resulting in a tainted final decision. Seeking an appellate decision is to remedy an injustice. An appeal is not a new trial. The job of the appellate court is to examine the lower court’s record to determine whether any error tainted the outcome. The appellant can not present new evidence or witnesses. The attorneys at Arseneault & Fassett have extensive appellate experience in civil and criminal appeals. Our appellate work mixes years of trial experience with a mastery of legal research and scholarly writing. These skills produce clear, concise, well-reasoned written arguments.

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Arseneault & Fassett, LLC boasts a team of New Jersey appellate attorneys with extensive experience handling a wide range of civil and criminal appeal cases. Our track record includes successfully briefing and arguing numerous cases before prestigious courts such as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Third Circuit, as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Appellate Division. With years of practice, we have refined our skills, deepened our legal knowledge, and amassed the necessary resources to offer the scholarly representation essential throughout the appeal process. Understanding the profound impact an adverse decision can have, we are dedicated to diligently pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients on appeal.


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