What is an Appeal in Court?
An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. An appeals attorney handles cases on appeal when a party loses or is not happy with some part of the decision made by the lower court. This is when an appeal would be made by one or more of the parties. An appellate lawyer can make this appeal for you.
The appeals court reviews the record made in the trial court. Nothing new can be added to the record. This means no new facts or evidence. An appeal attorney presents the facts and law to the appeals court in a legal brief. The appeals court then decides whether to affirm or to reverse the trial court’s decision based upon the written briefs from your appellate attorney.
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