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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Paul Smiths New York

Paul Smiths is a hamlet in the Town of Brighton in Franklin County, New York, on Lower Saint Regis Lake, in the Adirondacks, 10 miles north of Saranac Lake, located at 44°26' North 74°15' West. The hamlet was named after the Paul Smith's Hotel (formally known as the Saint Regis House), founded in 1859 as one of the first wilderness resorts in Adirondacks by Apollos Smith. Paul Smith's College was built on the site of the hotel, and was funded by the estate of Smith's son Phelps, who died in 1937.

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...