You might be under the impression that the end of a trial is the end of a case, however, this is not always true. When a verdict is announced in court, one or even both parties may want to make an appeal. Both partial and full appeals can be made in most cases. People who have been convicted of a crime might want to initiate a re-trial as a result of any wrongful decisions made by the jury or the lower courts. During an appeal, the court will check to verify if or how a mistake was made during your original hearing. After that, the following steps will be taken:
- The appeals court does not initiate any inquiry or collection of evidence from its end.
- The appeals court will then make use of any records available in order to look into the matter and ascertain any possible discrepancies involved in your case.
- This process is also done to help verify or check for any mistakes that may have been made by the lower courts.
- The records are ultimately reviewed by the higher authorities in the form of transcripts.