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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Owingsville Kentucky

Owingsville is a city in Bath County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,488 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Bath County, and located roughly in the center of the county, at the junction of U.S. 60 and Kentucky Route 36. Owingsville is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area. Land for the town was donated by Richard Menefee, a politician and father of Representative Richard Hickman Menefee, and Thomas Dye Owings, owner of a local iron foundry. A local story is that both men wanted to name the town, and the honor was given to Owings after he won a contest to build a finer home. The town was incorporated in 1829. Owingsville is the birth place of Civil War general John Bell Hood, Indiana governors Henry S. Lane and Claude Matthews and Tennessee governor Alvin Hawkins.

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...