In Florida, if an individual suffers a criminal conviction and appeals that conviction, they would be allowed to use their appellate rights through the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. Generally speaking, the Florida Attorney General’s Office or, for misdemeanor offense convictions, the local State Attorney’s Office is the responsible party for representing the State of Florida for appellate matters suffered as the result of a criminal conviction. Pursuant to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, specific time tables are applicable for individuals filing an appeal following a criminal conviction. Attorney Brian Gabriel is well versed in the appellate process.
Following a criminal conviction, clients often find themselves in a tug-of-war over their emotions. Attorney Brian Gabriel can explain your options for post-conviction appeals that may be available to you or your loved ones depending upon the individual facts of your case. The obvious goal of an appellate proceeding is to have the Trial Court’s criminal conviction overturned or finding error in the criminal trial process thereby necessitating the need of a new trial.
If you or your loved ones have any questions regarding post-conviction appellate matters, it is of utmost importance to begin the appeal process as soon as possible. Pursuant to Appellate Rules, specific time tables are applicable.
Post-conviction motions generally revolve around issues of new evidence being discovered, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, or an improper sentence. Additionally, mistakes made either by the Court or the State Attorney’s Office during the investigation and trial proceedings may well be the subject for appellate matters.
Considering the time sensitive nature of appellate proceedings, the Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel strives to be responsive to the client’s needs in appellate proceedings. Please feel free to contact Attorney Brian P. Gabriel so that his representation may assist you or your loved ones in obtaining another opportunity at a proper defense to a criminal allegation and/or conviction.