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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Dorton Kentucky

Dorton is an unincorporated community in southern Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Located along U.S. Route 23, also known as Country Music Highway, it lies at 37.27667°N, 82.57917°W at the altitude of 683 feet. The community was named for William P. Dorton. Dorton Elementary School is located in the community. Dorton High School closed its doors at the conclusion of the 1990 school year when it consolidated with a neighboring high school to become Shelby Valley High School. During each of the last 7 years of its existence, Dorton was home to the girls 59th district basketball champions. The Dorton community has a community park with a walking track and baseball field. Dorton is the hometown of Shelby Valley's star basketball player and front-runner for Mr. Basketball 2010, Elisha Justice.

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 Kentucky

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