My name is Darrell Siggers and I am writing this book to teach you what every person should know before hiring a lawyer and filing an appeal in court. This is something I know about all too well because I served 34 years in prison for a murder I did not commit. The charges were dismissed in 2018 and I was subsequently exonerated of all charges and released. Over my period of incarceration, I had 16 lawyers at different times and filed numerous appeals in the state and federal courts. I’ve also been to the United States Supreme Court, so I’ve learned a thing or two about hiring lawyers and filing appeals. Now, I want you to know.