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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Shirley Massachusetts

Shirley is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,373 at the 2000 census. The town has a well preserved historic New England town center and is home to two state prisons, including the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. The remains of a Shaker village are located on the prison grounds.

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...