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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Limestone New York

Limestone is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census. The Village of Limestone lies in the south part of the Town of Carrollton and is six miles north of the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania. As of January 1, 2011, the village will be dissolved into the town of Carrolton, following the successful passage of a referendum on September 28, 2009. The village is expected to become a census-designated place on that day.

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...