If you are convicted of a crime in Florida, you have specific rights to an appeal of your conviction in accordance with Florida state law. A criminal appeal must be done within a certain time frame as defined by the Florida Rules for Appellate Procedure. These time limits can vary, and it's best to consult a criminal defense attorney to ensure that the procedure is handled properly, before it expires. Florida criminal procedures and appeals are extremely technical and if you've been arrested for or convicted of a crime, you owe it to yourself and those you love to contact an attorney right away who has the experience in fighting for an appeal in both state and federal court.
If you have been convicted of a crime, Gainesville criminal appeal attorney Robert G. Whittel can take a number of steps to challenge your guilty verdict and/or to correct violations of your constitutional rights, including motions, appeals and writs. It is important to consult a skilled lawyer immediately. Attorney Whittel can advise you as to what would be the best course of action for your specific case and can provide you with excellent legal representation.
The following is a list of steps that can be taken during an appeal process:
- Motion for Acquittal
- Motion for a New Trial
- Appeal to State Appellate Court
- Petition for Rehearing to State Appeals & Writs Court
- State Supreme Court Appeal
- U.S. Supreme Court Appeal
- State Court Habeas Corpus Petitions
- Federal Habeas Corpus Petition to District Court
- Appeal of Federal Habeas Corpus Petition to Circuit Court
- Appeal of Federal Habeas Corpus Petition to U.S. Supreme Court
If you have been convicted of a crime, this can be a very frightening and confusing situation. Not only do you lose your rights but you give up your freedom. An appeal is the only chance you have of reversing the sentence given. Attorney Robert G. Whittel is dedicated to defending your rights. He will do everything it takes to obtain your freedom once again.
Need to appeal your conviction in Florida? Contact us today!