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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In East Schodack New York

East Schodack, New York is a hamlet in Rensselaer County. It comprises the ZIP code of 12063. It is located southeast of Albany and Troy, New York, in the town of Schodack, New York. It is located in the northeastern corner of the town, and was formerly called Scotts Corners, which is also the name of another hamlet in Westchester County, New York. New York Route 150 is the main highway in the community. The East Schodack Fire District, the local fire department, had an election on December 9, 2009.

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...