If you have been convicted of a crime or have had a negative outcome in a civil case, you may have the option to appeal the decision to a higher court.
The appeals process in Arkansas allows parties to challenge the decisions of lower courts and bring their cases before a higher court for review. The goal of an appeal is to correct any errors that may have occurred in the original trial and ensure that the law was applied correctly.
In Arkansas, there are two levels of appeals: the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court, and it reviews decisions made by circuit courts and some administrative agencies. The Arkansas Supreme Court is the highest court in the state, and it reviews decisions made by the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
In order to file an appeal, you must first request an appeal and file a notice of appeal with the court that issued the original decision. This must be done within a specific time frame, which is typically 30 days after the original decision was made. After the notice of appeal is filed, the court will then provide a transcript of the original trial and other relevant documents to the appellate court.
It is important to note that appeals are not a new trial and the appellate court will not re-hear the evidence presented in the original trial. Instead, the appellate court will only review the evidence and testimony that was presented to the lower court. This means that new evidence cannot be presented in an appeal.
Our law firm has extensive experience in handling appeals in Arkansas. We understand the complexities of the appeals process and can help guide you through it. If you believe that you have grounds for an appeal, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case.
Please keep in mind that legal advice cannot be given without knowing all the facts of your case and not only be limited to general information. This webpage is only for general information purpose and not intended as legal advice.