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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Burleson Texas

Burleson is a city spanning Johnson and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is considered a suburb of Fort Worth and is located in the rapidly growing suburban expanse just south of the city. As of 2009, the population was 34,350, having increased from the 20,976 residents officially counted during the 2000 census. Burleson is named for Rufus C. Burleson, a former President of Baylor University at Waco. On October 10—11, 2009, the First Baptist Church observed its 125th anniversary during Burleson's Founders Day weekend. An historical marker, the fourth in Burleson, was unveiled at the church. An historical marker is also pending outside Burleson at the location of a stagecoach robbery by the notorious frontier outlaw Sam Bass. Burleson is the hometown of the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson, and the reality MTV show My Life as Liz is set in Burleson.

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 Texas

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