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Judges make mistakes. So do hearing examiners, prosecutors, police officers, witnesses, jurors, and even defense lawyers. In many circumstances, a person has the right to appeal an unsuccessful result to a higher court. But there are strict rules about timing for pursuing an appeal and some challenges are considered waived if they were not raised in the original proceeding. The following sections provide a general outline of the various forms of appeal and discuss some of the restrictions for each.
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