PR Log - Jun 04, 2012 - The Fort Lauderdale criminal appeals and criminal defense office of Guy Seligman has opened a new department to handle criminal appeals for the entire state of Florida. This criminal appeals department has expanded resources to handle a growing number of criminal appeals clients. According to Criminal appeals lawyer Guy Seligman:
"When you hired your lawyer and went to court, you hoped for the best, but if the judge made errors or the lawyer dropped the ball on your case and you lost you have a real chance to challenge the judgment or sentence. An appeal looks at what the Judge or the other side did or did not do and another Court examines what happened at the trial and looks to see if there was enough error to grant a new trial."
The new criminal appeals division can respond quickly and timely to protect your right in the Florida Criminal appeals process.
"THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS YOU HAVE SO LITTLE TIME TO FILE AN APPEAL- 30 days from the Judgment or Sentence date", says Seligman.
There are many reasons for appeal:
- The judge gave an illegal sentence - The judge was prejudiced against you, your lawyer or your case - The Judge ruled wrongly on your lawyers efforts to win your case - The judge did not follow the law - The prosecutor or the other side was overstepping his duties or made comments that angered or confused the jury - The Judge ordered improper jury instructions be used