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Following a criminal conviction, individuals are entitled to appeal the local court’s decision in a higher court. This differs from retrial and postconviction collateral appeal.
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Direct Appeal Term Timeline in Just Mercy

The timeline below shows where the term Direct Appeal appears in Just Mercy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Of the Coming of John
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...the retrial has been denied, Stevenson’s next step in Walter’s case is to request a direct appeal . If that fails, Stevenson will have to put together a postconviction petition, which would... (full context)
Chapter 7: Justice Denied
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Stevenson requests a direct appeal of Walter’s conviction. In his written brief, he notes several flaws in Walter’s case, including... (full context)
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...hopeful because they have new evidence and several remaining options, including a reconsideration of the direct appeal decision. Stevenson recently hired Michael O’Connor, a son of Irish immigrants and recovered heroin addict... (full context)
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With Walter’s direct appeal pending, Stevenson and Michael file a Rule 32 petition, which would allow them to move... (full context)