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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Dunkirk New York

Dunkirk is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. The population was 13,131 at the 2000 census. Dunkirk is on shore of Lake Erie and shares a border with the village of Fredonia. The city is surrounded by the town of Dunkirk. The National Guard has a base in Dunkirk.

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 New York

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