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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Southlake Texas

Southlake is a city in northeastern Tarrant and southern Denton Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suburb of Fort Worth and is located near the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville, and Keller. The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated Southlake until 1956, four years after Lake Grapevine was finished. The population was 21,519 at the 2000 census. In December 2008, Forbes. com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. Southlake is well known for the Southlake Carroll Dragons. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company and owner of Travelocity, is headquartered in Southlake. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works.

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...