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If you were recently convicted of a crime in Florida, you might be sentenced to jail time or other harsh penalties. If you don’t agree with the outcome of your trial, you can file a direct appeal to a higher court. An appeal is a request for relief from an appellate court. After sentencing, you must file a notice of the direct appeal with thirty (30) days.
A criminal appellate attorney can help you determine the best reasons for appealing your criminal conviction. Some of the most common issues raised in a direct appeal in a criminal case include:
The criminal appellate process can take between eight months to more than a year from the time the notice is filed until the appellate court issues the written order deciding the appeal. After the appeal is decided, an attorney can sometimes file a second appeal to a higher appellate court.
If you have been convicted of a criminal charge and want to appeal the conviction to a higher court, then contact an experienced criminal appellate attorney in Tallahassee, Leon County. The attorneys at Pumphrey Law can help you file the notice of appeal, make sure the record is prepared properly, brief the issues for the higher court, and argue the case during oral arguments.
The attorneys at Pumphrey Law are familiar with Florida’s laws, and can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal appeal or post-conviction case. If you want to file a criminal appeal in Florida, then contact us today for a consultation.
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Florida law has many rules related to filing and litigating criminal appeals and post-conviction motions include:
The term “criminal appellate law” is defined as the practice of law dealing with the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
If you were convicted of a criminal offense in Florida state court, your appeal would be heard by one of the Florida District Courts of Appeals. Your attorney must file a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of your judgment and sentencing. The Notice of Appeal must include names of the parties on appeal, the name of the lower court, the case number and whether the appeal is final or non-final.
After the Notice of Appeal has been filed, the clerk of courts will prepare and file a record within 50 days of the filing of the Notice of Appeal, which includes all motions, pleadings, judgments and transcripts of your trial. Your attorney will then write a brief and argue the case during an oral argument. The notice must be filed with the court within 30 days of service of the clerk’s record. After everything is filed, the appellate court will make a ruling.
If you are not successful on your direct appeal, you may be able to pursue other post-conviction proceedings including a motion filed under Rule 3.850 because of ineffective assistance of counsel at trial or prosecutorial misconduct.
Florida law provides for several different types of post-conviction motions including:
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If you were convicted of a criminal charge in Leon County, Tallahassee, contact the criminal appellate attorneys at Pumphrey Law to discuss the facts of your particular case and issues that can be raised in your appeal. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to fight for the best possible outcome on your direct appeal or post-conviction motion.
Call us to find out more about our criminal appellate practice that includes brief writing, motion practice, oral arguments, and extraordinary writs. The Florida criminal appellate lawyers at Pumphrey Law understand the state and federal rules of criminal procedure and rules of evidence, pretrial motion practice and discovery, the Florida Statutes that define crimes, sentencing practices and guidelines. We also understand Florida law for post-conviction motions, federal habeas, the preservation of error, and appellate practice.
Call (850) 681-7777 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your appeal or post-conviction motion. Find out more about the reasons to appeal your criminal case to a higher court.
This article was last updated on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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