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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Great River New York

Great River is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, United States. It was formerly known as Youngsport and was once a mansion-heavy enclave, home to many aristocratic New York families including the Vanderbilts. The majority of the hamlet was rezoned for average size homes, yet today the estate of William Bayard Cutting still remains and was donated as an arboretum to the State of New York by Mr. Cutting's widow and daughter. The population was 1,546 at the 2000 census. It derives its name from being at mouth of the Connetquot River.

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...