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Appeal Definition

A formal request to a higher court of jurisdiction to review a lower court’s decision to determine if one or more errors were made in a legal proceeding and whether any such error merits relief, such as a reversal of a conviction or the suppression of admitted evidence. There are two main types of appeals in criminal cases: appeal by application for leave and appeal of right.

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