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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Hayes South Dakota

Hayes is an unincorporated community in Stanley County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Pierre, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Hayes has been assigned the ZIP code of 57537.

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 South Dakota

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