Appeals / Post Conviction

Appeals / Post Conviction

Appeals / Post Conviction

A criminal conviction is no doubt devastating, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. A post-conviction appeal may be available to you or your loved one, depending on the circumstances. In Central Florida, a post-conviction appeal lawyer can help gain an opportunity for another trial after a guilty verdict. If you believe that you or a loved one may qualify for a post-conviction appeal, it is important to begin the appeal process right away.

The Florida State Attorney General’s Office is responsible for representing the State in tens of thousands felony criminal appeals each year. After conviction in state court, your appeal will be filed with the Florida District Court of Appeals. If the deadline to file is missed, an appeal will not be possible.

Special rules for appeals
Certain conditions must be present to allow for a post-conviction appeal. You may be able to file an appeal after conviction due to:

  • Mistakes in procedure made by the judge or prosecutor
  • Mistakes regarding evidence that the judge, prosecution or police made during the investigation and trial
  • Mistakes made by the judge in interpreting the law

In a direct appeal, the court can only look at what happened during the trial. The court checks how the law was decided in your case. Attorney Zachary E. Stoumbos will look at the facts of your case to help you make a strong appeal to the court. New evidence may be allowed if attorneys can show that the trial would have had a different outcome as a direct result of that evidence.
Types of appeal motions

A post-conviction motion needs to be filed with the trial court and will be heard by the trial judge for your case and can be made for:

  • Issues regarding new evidence
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • An improper sentence

An appeal is a time-consuming process, and while under consideration, the person convicted will be required to start serving the sentence given.

Zachary E. Stoumbos can personally review and advise you of your or your loved ones available options after conviction to protect your or their legal rights. Call us today! (407) 649-4949

When you retain Attorney Zachary E. Stoumbos you can expect personal and aggressive attention to your case. With over 20 years of criminal defense trial experience, his services will be invaluable and the only defense you deserve.

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