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Criminal Procedures

Appeals

What is the record?

“The record” refers to the trial court proceedings that are gathered together and filed before the appellate court. “The record” will usually consist of a transcription of the trial record, exhibits in the trial court, and various pre-trial and post-trial motions filed in the case. There must be a sufficient “record” before the appellate court so that the appellate court can determine whether the lower committed error during its proceedings.



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