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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In South Plains Texas

South Plains is an unincorporated community in northern Floyd County, Texas, United States. It lies along State Highway 207 north of the city of Floydada, the county seat of Floyd County. Its elevation is 3,215 feet (980 m). Although South Plains is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79258. South Plains' post office was first established in 1909 several miles from the current location; it was moved twice before reaching the current location in 1927, along the Fort Worth and Denver Railway. The community flourished in the 1920s, with a school and businesses being established, but the coming of the Great Depression caused the community to decline.

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...