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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Pippa Passes Kentucky

Pippa Passes is a city in Knott County, Kentucky, United States. The city is most known for being the location of Alice Lloyd College. The population was 297 at the 2000 census. Pippa Passes was incorporated as a Kentucky sixth-class city on July 1, 1983, and is governed by a mayor and city council. As of 2009, the city's mayor is Scott Cornett, who is also the Alice Lloyd College baseball coach. The city's police department operates as a combined unit with the college's security organization.

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...