Frequently Asked Questions
What Does It Mean To Be Granted an Appeal?
When the appellate court grants an appeal, it may remand the case to be retried in the trial court. The remand overrules the trial court’s decision or a part of it and gives instructions on how to fix the errors. In certain cases, the appellate may correct the sentencing without a retrial or acquit the appellant.
What Courts Handle Appeals in Virginia?
The Circuit Court and the Court of Appeals of Georgia have the authority to review decisions made by lower courts and certain state agencies. The Supreme Court of Virginia reviews decisions of the lower appellate courts.
How Long Does an Appeal Take in Warrenton, Virginia?
How long an appeal can take varies from one case to the other and may depend on the case’s complexity and the court’s waiting times.
Sometimes, appeals can be resolved in a few months, but other cases can take a year or more.
How Much Does It Cost to File an Appeal?
Virginia Code states that an individual has to pay a filing fee of $50 for initiating any legal issue under the original jurisdiction of the court or for filing a Notice of Appeal. This amount has to be paid by money order or payable check to the Clerk of the Court of Appeals.
However, in civil cases, according to §8.01-676.1, an individual may also have to pay an appeal bond of $500 “or such sum as the trial court may require.”