After winning my appeal, I filed what is called a motion to recover costs in order to recover the money I spent in preparing my appeal, which totaled a little more than $2,500, most of it from court and transcript fees.
In hindsight, I should have asked for the money I spent in probation and fines, but the deadline to file the motion snuck up on me and I didn’t have time to search for all the receipts.
Besides, I didn’t want to get jinx the whole thing by asking for money that I may have paid as a result of my conviction but that was not necessarily a cost that went into my appeal.
Last week, I received notice that my motion was granted, meaning I should be receiving a check for $2,528.40 any day now.
Maybe I can finally purchase the Canon 5d Mark II.
That, of course, is only a fraction of the more than $10,000 I have spent in fighting the charges. Hopefully, I can recover the rest in my planned civil suit.
Below are copies of my motion and the Appellant Court’s decision to grant the motion.