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The appellate courts of Arizona

When a prosecutor in Arizona files criminal charges against a person in the courts of the state, the matter, if it goes to trial, will be heard in the superior court of the jurisdiction where the prosecutor filed the charges. If the matter ends and the non-prevailing party believes that a mistake was made at the lower level, that party may appeal the case to intermediate appellate court for review.

Why might a criminal conviction be appealed?

Being convicted of a crime is a serious legal matter. It can mean that a Mesa resident will be separated from their family in order to serve a sentence of incarceration or that they may be required to meet other conditions of their sentencing. While some individuals choose to serve their sentences and carry out the expectations of their criminal justice system, others elect to appeal their convictions in order to overcome the punishments they have been wrongly given. This post will provide an overview of why a criminal conviction may be appealed.

What is a criminal appeal?

When a Mesa resident is arrested for the alleged commission of a crime there are a few different ways that their legal matter may move forward. If the prosecutor on their case decides that there is not any evidence connecting them to the matter then they may be released from their charges. If the prosecutor does decide to move forward with criminal charges the individual may decide to negotiate a plea deal on their case. If the individual wants to fight their charges in court then a trial date will be set to hear their matter.

What Is The Difference Between Setting Aside A Case vs Dismissing A Case In Arizona?

The legal world is filled with nuances and seeming contradictions. Each state has its own set of laws, which may be the same as other states, similar, or different. Legal terms can also be even more baffling when used by the media or entertainment industry. In this article, we will compare the difference between setting aside a case and dismissing a case.

What Are Your Appeal Rights and How Should They Be Used?

An appeal is very different from a trial, which is just one reason that appellate courts are confusing to many. During an appeal, the attorneys are gathering information about whether or not a legal error occurred during the trial. It's normally all done in writing, and almost never involves revisiting the facts of the case or presenting new evidence. Appeals aren't easy to do, with complicated rules and restrictions that can be difficult to navigate.

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