Errors at the trial court level that may be grounds for an appeal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • An error on the part of the judge (i.e. improperly admitting or failing to exclude evidence)
  • Juror misconduct (i.e. jurors failing to follow the law or inappropriately influencing other jurors)
  • Prosecutorial misconduct (i.e. referring to inadmissible evidence in front of jurors)
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel (i.e. the defense attorney performing so ineffectively that the defendant’s constitutional right to assistance of counsel was violated)