An appeal is when a higher court is asked to review a lower court decision. It is not a new trial but only a review of whether a legal or procedural mistake was made and if that mistake might change the outcome or final decision. An appeal is only a review of the original trial. Appeals involve paperwork, deadlines, and the possibility of paying court costs of the other side.
Justice court appeal (formerly called small claims court) is different than civil appeals discussed above. If you appeal from a justice court, you will get a new trial in county court. An appeal bond must be filed with the court within 10 days of the justice court decision. You will be able to present your entire case again. You may need a lawyer at this stage because rules of court will apply that did not apply in justice court.
How do we help?
Filing an appeal may involve extensive paperwork and deadlines, for which the individual may require a civil appellate lawyer who understands the procedure and can guide you throughout the way. Here at the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), our trained staff will listen to your concern, ask related questions to understand your case and determine the best way to assist you. Using the information provided, we will provide a suitable referral to a civil appeal lawyer in Austin, Texas.*
The first consultation with an attorney is free of charge for up to 30 minutes. The consultation may be subject to additional fees if it goes beyond 30 minutes. If you need more than one referral to find the right lawyer, we can help with that.
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*LRS receives very few requests for appeals; we may not have a lawyer for this. Please call our intake staff to check availability of our civil appeals attorney.
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