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RULE 26. TIME TO PERFECT APPEAL
26.1 Civil Cases. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days after the judgment is signed, except as follows:
(a) the notice of appeal must be filed within 90 days after the judgment is signed if any party timely files:
(1) a motion for new trial;
(2) a motion to modify the judgment;
(3) a motion to reinstate under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 165a; or
(4) a request for findings of fact and conclusions of law if findings and conclusions either are required by the Rules of Civil Procedure or, if not required, could properly be considered by the appellate court;
(b) in an accelerated appeal, the notice of appeal must be filed within 20 days after the judgment or order is signed;
(c) in a restricted appeal, the notice of appeal must be filed within six months after the judgment or order is signed; and
(d) if any party timely files a notice of appeal, another party may file a notice of appeal within the applicable period stated above or 14 days after the first filed notice of appeal, whichever is later.
26.2 Criminal Cases.
(a) By the defendant. The notice of appeal must be filed:
(1) within 30 days after the day sentence is imposed or suspended in open court, or after the day the trial court enters an appealable order; or
(2) within 90 days after the day sentence is imposed or suspended in open court if the defendant timely files a motion for new trial.
(b) By the State. The notice of appeal must be filed within 15 days after the day the trial court enters the order, ruling, or sentence to be appealed.
26.3 Extension of Time. The appellate court may extend the time to file the notice of appeal if, within 15 days after the deadline for filing the notice of appeal, the party:
(a) files in the trial court the notice of appeal; and
(b) files in the appellate court a motion complying with Rule 10.5(b)
Notes and Comments
Comment to 1997 change: This is former Rule 41. All times for perfecting appeal in civil cases including the time for perfecting a restricted appeal are stated. An extension of time is available for all appeals. The provisions of former Rule 41(c) regarding prematurely filed documents are moved to Rule 27. Nonsubstantive changes are made in the rule for criminal cases.
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