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my son who is incarcerated,has sent an appeal...

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7 Dec 2021

my son who is incarcerated,has sent an appeal in 2018 and has not heard anything yet,would like to know why it has taken so long
JA: I just need to ask a few clarifying questions so that the Lawyer doesn't miss anything. To start, what state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Alaska case numberA-12672
JA: What steps has your son taken so far?
Customer: His attorney filed the appeal in dec.18 2018 and she notified my son that there was something called a (draft circulation ) in progress. I have no idea what that means
JA: The Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No ,at this time I`M at a loss. Wondering why it has taking so long
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

Hello!

I'm attorney Simmons.  I've been practicing law for over 11 years in multiple states.  I need a moment to review your question and do some legal research for an answer  and I'll be right back.

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7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I'm so sorry youre having to go though this.

7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

It must be extremely frustrating.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I can only speculate why the courts are taking so long.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

Right now, covid has blogged down all the courts.  Many courts have been closed for a long time.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

This has caused many months of being backed up.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

Have you spoke to the attorney handling this case?  Have you asked him why it's taking so long?

7 Dec 2021
Customer reply
7 Dec 2021
i have spoken to the attorney,she has given me nothing
7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

You've spoken to her, what exactly did she say the time frame would be?

7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I'm sure you asked her/. "why is this taking so long" and her response was.......?

7 Dec 2021
Customer reply
7 Dec 2021
She said that she would let me/and my son know when she hears something,i`m very confused as the length of time this issue has been on hold
7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

Ok, did you ask her... "how long can you expect for a response"

7 Dec 2021
Customer reply
7 Dec 2021
she said she has no idea how long we would have to wait
7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

Well, you can call the court clerk and ask when you can expect a decision.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I know the courts are extremely backed up.

7 Dec 2021
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7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I also know less than 1% of cases are overturned on appeal........So appeals are great things to do, but they rarely get granted.  I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this.

7 Dec 2021
Customer reply
7 Dec 2021
Thank you very very much,I will call the clerk of the court..thanks again
7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.
Managing Partner

I'm so sorry I can't give you a better answer but the clerk is the only person who might be able to guess.

7 Dec 2021
Customer reply
7 Dec 2021
Thank you very much, you have been a great help
7 Dec 2021
Lawyer's response
7 Dec 2021
Simmons Esq.
Simmons Esq.

You're welcome.

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