How soon after a conviction does an appeal take place?
Filing a Notice of Appeal is the first step in the appeal process. An appellate court cannot adjudicate a case if the notice is not properly filed in a timely manner. The period within which to file usually starts on the date a final judgment in the lower court is entered with the clerk and served on the opposing party with Notice of Entry. The Notice of Appeal must be filed within a definite time, usually 30 days in civil appeals and 10 days in criminal appeals. This timeframe varies depending on the court and jurisdiction.