San Marcos is a city in the North County section of San Diego County, California. As of 2009, the city had a total population of 83,149. Outside the San Diego region, it is best known as the home of California State University, San Marcos. The city is bordered by Escondido to the southeast, Encinitas to the Southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest.

Criminal Appeals Law Lawyers In San Marcos California

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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 California

After conviction and sentencing, a defendant has the opportunity to file an appeal of his sentence. If the conviction...