Saturday, May 9, 2009

Article 73 Petition

I just got a letter today from the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) stating that the article 73 petition for a new trial was accepted by the courts. Under the Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) Rule 22 I now have 30 days to file a brief, then the prosecution has 30 days to respond to my brief and then I have 10 days to respond to their response. After that I have not idea how long it will take before the courts either approve or deny a new trial. Based on the information I proveded, I don't see how they can deny the new trial, but they have their loop holes.