The Court of Appeals Can Help to Protect Individuals from Wrongful Convictions

The Court of Appeals Can Help to Protect Individuals from Wrongful Convictions

nlpa blog 12 3-09-15Whether it might be because of certain problems with evidence or trouble with a lawyer, some people come out of their initial trial feeling as if they have been convicted wrongly of a crime that they didn’t commit. There are many cases throughout history where this has occurred. Luckily, there is now a court of appeals which can give some help to these people.

The court of appeals gives people a second chance of their case being heard in front of an entirely different group of people than the ones for the first court. This appeal can provide new evidence or use a different lawyer to help prove that the sentence given was not one that was fair. This helps to free those who might otherwise have to live with wrongful convictions.

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