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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Waccabuc New York

Waccabuc is a hamlet and lake in Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York. It was first established as a vacation home for the Mead family, for whom the core road of the hamlet, Mead Street, is named. It is mostly known for its lake, Lake Waccabuc, for which the hamlet was named, if it is ever known at all. The Mead family vacation house in Waccabuc has since become the privately owned Waccabuc Country Club, which owns two large stretches of golf-fields and a lake-front. For many years, it held the record for smallest post office in the United States, until an expansion in 2003 cost it that distinction.

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...