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Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In Wiergate Texas

Wiergate is a small unincorporated town in Newton County, Texas, United States, in the far eastern part of the state. It lies approximately 70 miles northeast of Beaumont near State Highways 63 and 87. Its population today hovers around 450 (recorded as 461 in the 1990 US Census).

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...