SEE ALSO: Criminal Case Procedures

When a case is appealed from the General District Court to the Circuit Court, it is heard de novo (from the beginning, as if there had been no prior trial).

To appeal to a Criminal case, the defendant and his or her attorney must appear in person at the Criminal Division Office. There, they must sign a Notice of Appeal and the defendant may be required to sign and post a bond. If the appeal notice is not filed within ten (10) days, the defendant loses the right to appeal the case. If the tenth (10th) day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the defendant must file the appeal notice the next business day.