legal

What You Need To Know About The Appeals Process In Miami

Every American who comes to a courtroom deserves to feel that his voice was heard. Everyone should have the satisfaction of knowing that, whatever the legal outcome, his story was told and considered. Unfortunately, there are times when this does not happen. Trial judges don’t always get it right. There are situations where justice is not served. The appeals process acknowledges these circumstances and exists to ensure that fairness prevails.

WHAT IS AN APPEAL?

An appeal is a legal action in which a higher court reviews the decision of a lower court to determine if a “harmful legal error” has occurred. Appeals are different from trials; the job of the appellate court is to determine if justice has been done or if the court made or allowed an error that affected the outcome of the trial.

THE FLORIDA APPEALS PROCESS

While every case is unique, the appeals process in Florida follows general guidelines that include:

  • Filing the appeal. Floridians typically have 30 days from the original decision to file an appeal. A notice must be filed with the court that you intend to appeal that decision.
  • Submitting supporting documents. An appeal must be based on specific information from the first proceeding that involved a miscarriage of justice or an error by the court. It is necessary to provide transcripts, records, and a brief, which will detail the reasons the appeal is warranted.
  • Oral arguments. It is not always necessary to appear in court for an oral argument, but it can be warranted in some cases. Individuals and their attorneys can appear before the court to present their case.
  • Decision of the court. The appellate court will offer a decision and notify those involved in writing. The specific reasons for the decision will be made clear.

It is possible to appeal a decision multiple times—from county court to circuit court to district court to the state supreme court. The specific circumstances of each case will determine what is appropriate, and an experienced appeals attorney can help you examine your case and decide how to best move forward.

If you or someone you love feels that justice did not prevail in your case, you may be able to appeal the legal decision. To learn more about your rights and how to proceed, take a moment and fill out our online contact form. You’ll receive a prompt response from a dedicated member of the legal team at Martinez-Scanziani & Jimenez Law.

Categories

Client Testimonials

Real People. Real Success Stories.
  • “Antonio Was Able to Resolve My Case”

    - Anonymous
  • “He Knew What to Expect and Told Me Exactly the Way Things Should Play Out”

    - Anonymous
  • “Keeps You Updated on the Progress of the Case”

    - Anonymous

Why Work With Jimenez Legal PA?

  • Focused Practice

    My practice is entirely focused on divorce and family law, and I understand the significant impact these cases can have on your future. I am dedicated to providing highly personalized and compassionate service that helps every client meet their unique goals.

  • Proven Results

    When it comes to the quality of my service, you do not need to take my word for it. Check out the testimonials and the results I have obtained for those in similar situations on my client testimonial page.

  • Dedication to Success

    With so much on the line, you can trust me not to back down when defending your rights. My experience in litigating more than 25 different jury trials and hundreds of contested court hearings is evidence of my determination to fight on your behalf.

  • Personalized Attention

    I take a personalized approach to each client's case. I am always available to answer your questions, and I make a point of providing regular, detailed updates on your case and how it is progressing. I will be the only attorney working on your case.

Schedule a Consultation

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.