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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Old Westbury New York

Old Westbury is a village in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 4,228. The Village of Old Westbury is located in both the Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of North Hempstead.

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...