Criminal Procedures


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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