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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Calmar Iowa

Calmar is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,058 at the 2000 census. It is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 52 and State highways 150 and 24. Both 150 and 24 have their terminating points in Calmar.

What is criminal appeals law?

A criminal appeal is a formal request to rehear a case that has already been decided -- a request that a new court reconsider the decision of the first court. When one or both sides of a case that has already been decided think there was a mistake made at trial, they can file an appeal. An appeal is entirely different than a jury trial. There is no testimony taken. The court of appeals decides the case entirely upon the written briefs filed by your attorney and the offie of the Attorney General who represents the prosecution and asks that the conviction be upheld.

Answers to criminal appeals law issues in Iowa

After conviction and sentencing, a defendant has the opportunity to file an appeal of his sentence. If the conviction...