Criminal and Post Conviction Appeals
The firm’s appellate department handles direct appeals from criminal judgments and sentences, as well as post-conviction relief litigation of all types, including state motion practice under Rule 3.850, petitions for writs of habeas corpus, motions to correct sentence, administrative gain-time appeals, and other extraordinary writs and appeals. We are available to represent you in State or Federal court, at the trial level and on appeal.
We combine our considerable experience in criminal law and post-conviction matters with the creativity of our lawyers to fashion oftentimes novel or complicated arguments designed to secure relief from a bad situation. Unfortunately, the legal system jealously guards convictions that have been obtained and become final. In order to upset a conviction, the post-conviction relief practitioner is often faced with “taking on” prosecutors, judges, and criminal defense lawyers who, through error or misconduct, contributed to an unjust result. This requires a high level of skill, fearlessness, and creativity to say the least. While no criminal appellate or post-conviction relief practitioner can guarantee a result, our lawyers can well position your case to obtain serious consideration through properly selected issues, clear advocacy, and well supported claims.
Tatum v. State, 857 So.2d 331 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003)
Cira v. State, 780 So.2d 175 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)