Yes, any conviction carries with it the right to appeal, even DUI/DWI, and the appeals process is a valuable tool in determining whether a particular court or judge is operating within the established norms of procedure, fact, and evidence.
When a judge issues a particularly harsh sentence, or factual elements of a case have been improperly decided, you have grounds to seek relief from appellate judges who oversee the lower courts.
DUI/DWI appeals can be lengthy and costly, but because of the important check they provide on the activities of courts, it is sometimes necessary to challenge a ruling as far as is practical.
When considering a DUI/DWI appeal, it is helpful to keep in mind that the appeals court cannot sentence you more harshly than the original presiding judge, and that if you win on appeal, your sentence may be thrown out entirely.
Matthew Reisig has successfully represented more than 1,000 DUI/DWI cases in New Jersey, and numerous appeals as elements of those cases worked through the system.
He has argued elements of DWI law before the New Jersey Supreme Court. If your DUI/DWI case was improperly handled or decided, call 732-625-9660 to speak to an experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI appeals attorney.