Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

Trump’s Game Plan: The Legal Path to Flip His Conviction

I bet CNN wasn’t expecting that.

Their guest, attorney Mark O’Mara admitted on air that ‘there’s a number of significant issues’ regarding this case.

He thinks Trump has a great chance to get this thing flipped.

But you see, the usual appeals process for someone convicted in New York state can take almost a year or more.

And in New York, you gotta wait till after sentencing to appeal the verdict.

When’s his sentencing?

It’s on July 11th.

From there, he’s got 30 days to file a notice of appeal.

Once that notice is in, Trump’s legal team usually has six months to get all their paperwork and filings finished.

So basically, it sounds like this will drag out until the election in November.

CNN reports the likely game plan Trump will follow:

The typical appeals process for a convicted defendant in New York state can take almost a year or more. Donald Trump’s lawyers could try to delay the process further after the former president was convicted on 34 felonies on Thursday.

Under New York law, any appeal of the verdict​ comes after sentencing. Trump’s sentence date is currently scheduled for July​ 11. As a defendant, Trump then has 30 days to file a notice of appeal.

Once that notice is filed Trump’s legal team would typically have six months to complete procedural requirements like filing their appellate argument as well as filing other relevant documents like the trial transcripts.

Once the appeal is fully submitted, attorneys for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office would likely be given approximately 30 days to file a response.

Trump’s legal team will have one more opportunity to submit a brief in response to the prosecution’s filing soon after that.

A five-judge panel for the Appellate Division First Department will then hear oral arguments from both sides and issue a written decision which could take months. The panel is not subject to a deadline.

If the lower appeals court ultimately rejects Trump’s appeal and upholds the jury’s verdict, Trump can take it to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court.

This isn’t over.

Can you sense the coming headlines? ‘Trump EXONERATED”

Even biden thinks he should be able to appeal.

(If Trump posted a video with biden’s name not capitalized, maybe we should keep that trend going)


Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Leave a comment
Thanks for sharing!