Jacksonville DUI Appeal Lawyer
Make Sure You Get a Fair Trial - Call (904) 701-0591 Today
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
To begin discussing your legal options,
contact us now for a free one-hour consultation.