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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Lynch Kentucky

Lynch is a city in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It was plotted in 1917 by the US Coal and Coke Company as a company town to house workers at the company's nearby coal mines. It was named for the then head of the company, Thomas Lynch. By the 1940s Lynch had a population of over 10,000 and had such amenities as a hospital and movie theatre. The population declined dramatically in the 1960s and 1970's as mining techniques shifted to less labor-intensive methods. In the 2000 census, the city population was 900. The 2008 population estimate had Lynch's population at 820. Lynch is the nearest city to Kentucky's highest point, Black Mountain, elevation 4,145. Sitting at an elevation of 1,716 feet above sea level, Lynch is Kentucky's highest incorporated city.

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...