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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Mouthcard Kentucky

Mouthcard is a small unincorporated community near the Virginia state line in Pike County, Kentucky, United States. It is on the Levisa Fork River of the Big Sandy River in the heart of the Appalachians. U.S. Route 460 runs through Mouthcard to meet U.S. Route 23 in Pikeville, the county seat. Mouthcard sits at the mouth of two creeks: Big Card Creek, and Little Card Creek. Card Mountain is nearby. In the Toonerville area of Mouthcard, an ancient Indian burial ground was discovered and some of the artifacts found there are now on display at the Breaks Interstate Park- about 25 miles southwest of Mouthcard. Mouthcard was founded by the Ramey family over 200 years ago. The Rameys were deeply involved in railroad and logging companies throughout the area, which gave them rights to a large amount of land throughout the region. The family also have rights to most of the natural gas in the area, which contributes to the family income. The ancestral land has shrunk over the years as it has been deeded out to distant relatives and others, though many Rameys still live on the land remaining to the family. In 1977, Mouthcard sustained damage when the Levisa Fork River flooded. The life of the community is largely centered around its church, Mouthcard Baptist Church. Founded in 1890, it is the oldest known church in the Pike County Association of Southern Baptists. The church plays host to many community events. There are no major stores in Mouthcard. The closest Walmart to the area is in Pikeville, 23 miles southeast. Businesses within Mouthcard include auto repair and parts stores, beauticians, florists, and a locally owned grocery store. Once a year, the community holds "Mouthcard Community Day. " Activities include a free bean soup dinner and a free concert. Local communities near Mouthcard include Fedscreek, which plays host to the local elementary school, as well as Lick Creek, which is home to East Ridge High School.

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...