Sometimes a criminal case or a civil case produces results we do not want. Depending on what happened in the criminal or civil case, an appeal may be appropriate.

This is done after the lower court or trial court has ruled or had a trial. The Courts of Appeals can look to see if the law was applied correctly or if the trial court did something in error. But the Court of Appeals does not retry cases; it only looks to issues of law.

In both criminal appeals and civil appeals, there are important deadlines that if missed could jeopardize the entire appeals process.

"Appeal" is a broad term that can mean many things. In the legal world, appeals are divided into criminal appeals and civil appeals. Keep in mind these are totally different areas of law.

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