Many people don't realize that they have a right to appeal a conviction from a Magistrate or Municipal Court. Many offenses tried in what is called "Summary Court" create a potential lifelong criminal conviction and make it difficult to obtain employment, security clearances or pass a background check. I have added information on this site concerning Appealing a DUI Conviction and
Appealing a CDV Conviction. It is important to always consider whether or not there could be a potential benefit to appealing any criminal conviction. Once the time limit to file an appeal runs (usually 10 days) it may be impossible to get the case removed from your record.