A judge's pretrial and trial rulings also can be raised on appeal. Other issues for appeal include problems with jury voir dire, such as when a prosecutor exercises peremptory challenges based on race, or when the district court improperly refuses to excuse a biased juror. Issues regarding the correctness of a defendant's sentence also may be raised on direct appeal.
Federal Review of State Judgments
After the state appellate process, you may be able to seek review in the federal courts, by way of habeas corpus petition, if you have exhausted state remedies on federal constitutional issues and you proceed within one year of the final decision, exclusive of tolled time. This is called the statute of limitations, which provides a time frame for the defendant to pursue a federal habeas corpus petition.
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