Do I have the right to an appeal?
You have the right to appeal the adjudication result, the disposition result, or both. This is not mandatory; it is up to you to choose whether to appeal. An appeal is heard by three different judges — not the one who conducted your adjudication. An appeal is limited to what already happened at your adjudication or disposition hearing. You can argue that errors were made, that the evidence was not sufficient, or that your constitutional rights were violated. Appeals are complicated and can take a long time. You should talk to your lawyer, who can tell you whether or not you are likely to succeed in an appeal. You can find more information about appeals in Section 7 of this Guide.