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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Mansfield Texas

Mansfield is a city in Ellis, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas and a suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 41,564 in 2006 (though signs in the city have the population at 59,000). In 2009, CNN/Money Magazine rated Mansfield as one of the "Best Places to Live", ranking 24 out of the top 100 places.

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...