Pilate, Cheryl A. Attorney

Pilate, Cheryl A. Attorney from Kansas City Missouri works as Appeals Lawyers, and Criminal Defense Lawyers. Feel free to contact us at the following contact information.

1000 Walnut Suite 1600 Kansas City Missouri, 64106
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(816)221-0080

(816)221-3280

www.whmllaw.com

cherylpilate(at)whmlaw.net

Specialties of Pilate, Cheryl A. Attorney:
  • Appeals Lawyers
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers
Appeals Lawyers: A challenge to a previous legal determination. An appeal is directed towards a legal power higher than the power making the challenged determination. In most states and the federal system, trial court determinations can be appealed in appeals courts, and appeals court decisions can be appealed in a supreme court. The person pursuing an appeal is called an appellant, while the person defending the lower court’s ruling is the appellee. Appeals can be either discretionary or of right. An appeal of right is one that the higher court must hear, if the losing party demands it, while a discretionary appeal is one that the higher court may, but does not have to, consider. For example, in the federal system, there is an appeal of right from the District Court to the Court of Appeals, but appeals from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court are discretionary.
Criminal Defense Lawyers: A criminal defense lawyer, is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case.

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