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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Smallwood New York

Smallwood is a hamlet in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 566 at the 2000 census. Smallwood is in the southeast part of the Town of Bethel. It is a hamlet within the town of Bethel, originally founded as the vacation community "Mountain Lakes," but later renamed after its founder A.N. Smallwood. Smallwood is known for its "vintage" style log cabins and camps constructed by Eastern European immigrants in the 1940s. It was originally "restricted" i.e. homes were available to white Christians only. This changed in the 1950s. Many of these seasonal cabins still have their original log siding and limestone fireplaces built by immigrant masons. Running water for most Smallwood homes is only available on a seasonal basis from April to October. Other homes which have been winterized have wells. Smallwood residents also have access to a brook, White Lake Brook, located in the center of the community, which has a beach, that was gated and privatized in the late 90's, limiting access for residents.

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...