Woods, Paris and Shelton to appeal decision not to dismiss criminal charges

Posted: March 8, 2018 at 5:10 p.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Defendants in the corruption case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods filed notice Thursday they will appeal U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks' refusal to dismiss the charges.

Interlocutory appeal

An appeal of a ruling by a trial court that is made before the trial itself has concluded. It asks an appellate court to review an aspect of the case before the trial has concluded. Such an appeal can be made if extraordinary circumstances exist that would prevent the case from being properly decided if the appeal wasn’t heard.

Source: uslegal.com

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