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In rare cases an appeal of a guilty verdict may be allowable. This usually takes place where the judge has made an incorrect legal ruling that has made it harder for the defendant to get a fair trial. What is important to know here is that the majority of "appealable issues" are "waivable". What that means is that if the judge is not asked to make a ruling or if a judge’s action is not objected to at trial, the appeal may not be allowed.

The idea behind this is that the trial judge should at least be given a fair chance to do the right thing before appellate courts will get involved. Lodging those at-trial motions and objections that may serve as the basics of an appeal is called "making a record". If you ever hear an attorney in court say "Your Honor, for the record..." this is what they are doing.

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