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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Waco Texas

Waco is a city in and the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. The city has a 2007 estimated total population of 120,465. The Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of McLennan County and as of 2007, has an estimated population of 224,668.

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...