If you have been convicted of a crime in Florida, you have the right to appeal your conviction. Criminal appeals in Florida allow individuals found guilty of a crime to challenge their conviction and potentially have it overturned. Carlson, Meissner & Hayslett is here to help you with a strong case and comprehensive legal representation.
Direct appeals are the most common type of criminal appeal in Florida. A direct appeal is when you appeal your conviction directly to the Florida District Court of Appeal. This type of appeal is limited to issues raised and ruled on during your trial.
During a direct appeal, the appellate court will review the trial court's decisions for errors. The appellate court will either affirm or reverse the trial court's decision. If the appellate court reverses the trial court's decision, the case may be sent back to the trial court for a new trial or other proceedings.