Challenge an unjust conviction or sentence with an experienced criminal appellate attorney.
Once an individual has been convicted and sentenced for a federal or Florida criminal offense, they have the opportunity to seek review of their conviction, judgment, and sentence by an appellate court.
However, time is of the essence because a notice of appeal must be filed within a limited number of days for federal and state criminal convictions and sentences. Therefore, if you are considering appealing a judgment and sentence, it is important that you consult with a criminal appellate attorney immediately following conviction and/or sentencing, if not beforehand.
During criminal appellate cases, a defendant convicted of a crime at trial has the opportunity to identify prejudicial errors that occurred during the trial and affected its outcome including, but not limited to, issues related to:
Improper admission of evidence;
Incorrect jury instructions;
Violations of the defendant’s rights;
Abuse of discretion and legally erroneous rulings by the judge;
Misapplications of sentencing enhancements and guidelines;
Misapplication of the law and case precedent.
And, depending upon the error being appealed, appropriate review of that error will depend upon whether the error was properly preserved at trial or sentencing by the trial attorney properly objecting to the error.
Having represented hundreds clients in criminal appeals as an appellate attorney at the Office of the Federal Defender, Middle District of Florida, Tracy DaCruz stands ready and prepared to assess your situation, advise you of your appellate options, and to defend your appellate rights before Federal and Florida appellate courts.
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