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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Livingston Texas

Livingston is a town in Polk County, Texas, United States. The population was 50,433 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Polk County. Livingston was settled in 1835 as Springfield. Its name was changed to Livingston and became the county seat of Polk County in 1846. There are 6,612 people (according to the 2000 Census) in West Livingston, Texas. West Livingston is an area west of Livingston and east of Lake Livingston. The Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which houses the male death row, is located five miles southwest of Livingston. The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is just to the East of Livingston. The 2000 census reported a resident population of 480 persons within the reservation. Livingston has one hospital, the Memorial Medical Center at Livingston

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...