This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: the trial court depending on the facts of the case. An attorney from each party is given a second chance to argue in favor of their clients. Also in a appellate court, or at least in most jurisdictions, appeals are usually decided by a group of judges, whereas in a trial court, there is most commonly only one judge handling a case. The role of the jury is only present in a trial court, but in a court of appeals, there is no jury and the decision is made only by judges. An appellate court's decision can always overrule a decision made in a trial court, which is purpose of a case being appealed anyway. However, judges in a court of appeals may not always think that the decision made in the trial court was wrong....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 116 taught by Professor Herald during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10