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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Central Falls Rhode Island

Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 18,928 at the 2000 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles, it is the smallest but most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the thirty-second most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. Central Falls takes its name from a waterfall on the nearby Blackstone River.

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 Rhode Island

After conviction and sentencing, a defendant has the opportunity to file an appeal of his sentence. If the conviction...