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In the rush to handle the case load before them, trial judges sometimes make quick decisions which do not take into account recent court decisions or laws. Being human, it is also true that judges sometimes make mistakes. This may mean that you did not get a fair trial in accord with the law and may have been convicted improperly. You, however, are not without hope. If you've been convicted, you may be able to successfully appeal. When trial court judges make errors which deny a defendant a fair trial, appeal courts will reverse with an order for a new trial with suitable directions to the trial court.

At The Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. we are skilled at helping clients who have gotten a bad result in their DUI cases. We order a transcript of the original trial and review it for errors. We are sometimes able to quickly obtain a new trial without appeal by submitting a brief to the trial court judge showing prejudicial error. Where that option does not work or seems unlikely to succeed, we appeal to an appellate court and seek relief there. For help on appeal, you are urged to contact a Jacksonville DUI lawyer from our firm.

Put us on your side of the courtroom today. Call Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. today at (904) 701-0591 to learn how we can help.

Brief Overview of the Appellate Process

Not everybody is eligible to file for an appeal. For example, if you pled guilty to your charges or if you pled no contest, then there is a very slim possibility for being allowed to file for an appeal. If, however, you had been convicted after fighting the charges, you may have the possibility to fight for your legal rights. This can be done by working directly with an experienced attorney.

The process to appeal a conviction may include the following steps:

  • File a motion requesting that the trial judge overturn the jury's guilty verdict
  • Move for a new trial
  • Seek a writ - this asks the higher court to reverse a conviction

They will be able to help you file a direct appeal with the correct District Court of Appeal within 30 days of the original order being appealed. For many people in the Jacksonville area, this will be filed with the First District Court of Appeal located in Tallahassee. If you have questions about the process or if you would like to discuss your case directly with an experienced lawyer, you should not hesitate to consult with the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter.

Experienced Florida Appellate Lawyer

At the firm, we review the transcript for evidence of unlawful police stops and disregard of proper procedure in the administration of breath tests, blood tests, urine tests or field sobriety tests. We look for mistakes made by the judge in ruling on pretrial motions and the administration of the trial. We then draft a compelling brief and appear at a hearing before the appellate court to argue the merits of the appeal. We have successfully helped clients get the justice they were denied at the trial court. You have a limited time to file an appeal from conviction.

To begin discussing your legal options, contact us now for a free one-hour consultation.

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