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Superior Court Rules Superior Court Rule 65: Claim of appeal

Courts: Superior Court
Effective Date: 07/01/1990
Updates: Amended October 22, 1977, effective Jan 1, 1978 Amended May 30, 1990, effective July 1, 1990

(Applicable to criminal cases and cases of delinquent children)

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Rule 65

After imposing judgment and sentence in a case which has gone to trial on a plea of not guilty, the judge or clerk shall forthwith advise the defendant of his right to appeal, and the clerk shall execute a statement in writing to that effect.

The clerk shall have no duty to advise the defendant of any right of appeal after sentence is imposed following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

Defendant's counsel shall be responsible for perfecting and prosecuting the appeal unless such counsel is relieved of that responsibility, after a hearing on counsel's motion to withdraw.

An appeal under General Laws Chapter 278, Section 28 shall be claimed within thirty days after the judgment from which the appeal is taken.

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Updates: Amended October 22, 1977, effective Jan 1, 1978 Amended May 30, 1990, effective July 1, 1990

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