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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Marion Massachusetts

Marion is a small city in Southern Illinois and serves the rural area as one of the region's largest retail trade centers. It is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 13 and Interstate 57. Originally platted in 1839 to become the county seat of the newly created Williamson County, it was named after American Revolutionary War hero General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion. Today it has 17,282 residents, according to a special census conducted in November 2006, and is continuing to grow. The city's longtime municipal leader, Mayor Robert L. "Bob" Butler has borrowed Boston, Massachusetts's nickname, stating the city is "Marion: Hub of the Universe. " It sits at the edge of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with the Shawnee National Forest just a few miles away. Southwest of the city is the United States Penitentiary, Marion, the federal government's replacement for Alcatraz Island prison.

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 Massachusetts

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