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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Grapevine Texas

Grapevine is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States and a suburb of Fort Worth. It was known in its early years as Grapevine Prairie. An extremely small portion of the modern city of Grapevine extends into neighboring Denton and Dallas counties. As of the 2000 census the city population was 42,101, though the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate puts the city's population at 48,583. The city is named for wild mustang grapes prevalent in the area (the high school football team is named the Mustangs). In recent years several wineries have opened in Grapevine, and the city has been very active in maintaining its historic downtown area. The city is adjacent to Grapevine Lake, a large reservoir impounded by the Corps of Engineers in 1952. Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which serves the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is located inside the city limits of Grapevine. In 2007 CNNMoney. com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live."

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...