Nunc Pro Tunc Lawyer Philadelphia
Upon a finding of guilt, a party is afforded the opportunity to file a timely appeal. However, when it comes to traffic offenses and the like at the lower courts, people have a tendency to delay for one reason or another. Perhaps they don't understand their rights to appeal as not everyone is legally savvy or they are unintentionally led astray by court personnel or they did not recognize the value in an appeal until the prescribed period had lapsed. Whatever the reason, there is a process by which to request a late filing of an appeal.
A nunc pro tunc is a petition by which a party may ask the court for permission to file a late appeal. If you are in the position that you either want or need to file a late appeal with the courts, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help. We can file on your behalf and handle the matter once it proceeds to the courts. The courts do not freely grant every nunc pro tunc petition, but our attorneys can ensure that you have the best chance possible of having your appeal heard and achieving the results you need.
What Exactly is a Nunc Pro Tunc?
Nunc Pro Tunc literally means "now for then", alluding to the purpose of the filing: petitioning the court to now allow an appeal for a matter for which the standard appeals period has already lapsed. This is a last chance for a person to appeal an outcome they did not agree. If there is a reason for the late filing, such as fraud or the wrongful or negligent act of a court official, this would lend significant credence to the merit of the appeal.
The court will determine whether the justification provided by the defendant is sufficient grounds for allowing the appeal to move forward. If it does, you will be allowed to appeal the findings as if your appeal was timely. This will be your opportunity to challenge the findings with your attorney and potentially reverse the decision, plea down the charges, or at least arrange an acceptable payment schedule for your penalties.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
A nunc pro tunc is a request to be heard by the court, which the court is not required to permit. Because this request is made in the form of a formatted application, it would be in your best interest to have someone with experience in preparing this paperwork assist you in the process.
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C have significant experience preparing this application and handling the appeals of our clients. If you have any interest in filing an appeal - timely or late - call us today to schedule an absolutely free consultation with one of our attorneys.
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