We File Appeals in Hillsborough County and across the Nation
Receiving a verdict or decision in Hillsborough County court that you do not agree with can be terrifying. From being convicted of a crime or receiving the losing hand in a divorce, nothing is more devastating than hearing the judge announce from his seat that your rights are being taken from you. Even though it might feel like there is no hope, it is not the end.
Many people mistakenly think that when a judge gives a decision, they can’t pursue further action. Our experienced trial attorneys and appeallate lawyers at Appeals Law Group can help you take additional steps in trial and appellate courts and and assist in continuing to fight for the decision you want.
Hillsborough County Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1110,
Tampa, FL 33601-1110
Legal Representation in Tampa You Can Rely On
While our office is located in Orlando, Florida, we are capable of handling cases in Tampa and several states throughout the country. Our criminal and civil appeals attorneys have handled approximately 3,000 cases over the past 12 years, and we can use our experience in criminal justice and appellate law to your advantage.
Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
We represent clients in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough county, Florida for criminal, civil and appellate cases in Tampa. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit court hears appeals from county courts on matters such as small claims. The Second District Court of Appeals hears cases that arise from controversies in the circuit courts whether those are civil or criminal in nature. Appeals Law Group also represents clients in appellate matters to the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court has discretionary review ability allowing it to take certain cases in Tampa that it chooses which have been appealed from the Second District Court of Appeal.
We are able to practice appellate law and criminal justice defense in all 13 of the federal circuits and all military courts includng trial and appellate courts around the country. Our team of appeal attorneys can walk you through your appeal and, if we believe the first court decision was not fair or involved errors, we can explain why. We handle all types of appellate cases, though we tend to center our focus on appellate law and criminal law. We can help people in Tampa with felony, misdemeanor, or other criminal case convictions in Tampa who would like to challenge the court on the verdict that was given.
We also help people in Tampa with appeals for other types of cases,
- Family law
- Juvenile law
- Tort, contract and real property law
- Civil cases
- Revenue or tax issues
- Administrative agency decisions
- Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa
Often in the practice of criminal law we run into the question of, “Is this something I can do on my own?” However, the truth of the matter is that in the practice of appellate law and criminal law, we often only have one chance to do things and do them correctly.
So while the answer is yes, you do have the right to do things on your own, or “pro se” as it is referred to, the practice of law, and appellate law in particular, is very complex and time sensitive. Each state, including Florida, has very specific rules and procedures that you must abide by. Because of this, we always recommend that you choose to go with an appellate attorney that you feel comfortable with. One that will listen to your concerns but will also have the legal experience required to go through each line of transcripts, each exhibit presented and find the crucial errors that could result in your conviction being reversed.
Criminal appellate practice in Tampa FL, as well as criminal cases in general are already complex in nature, however if you are facing criminal charges on the federal level that’s a whole new ball game with a new set of rules, procedures and deadlines. Our firm has trial attorneys that are not only experienced with criminal trial level cases and criminal appeals, but also have the knowledge and experience to defend you and your loved ones on the federal stage as well.
If you have lost a civil or criminal litigation case in the state of Florida, there may be legal and legitimate reasons for filing an appeal in court. Our federal and state appellate attorneys at Appeals Law Group, have experience taking criminal cases to a jury trial in Hillsborough County, we have extensive criminal trial advocacy skills and provide quality representation and legal counsel for residents of Tampa FL who are either filing for an appeal of the decision of their litigation case, or a party served with a notice of appeal of a civil or criminal case they have won at trial. To get started give a us call today! Case preparation is critical to any successful litigation, in most cases an appeal is started by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the trial court no later than 10 days after the judgment becomes final.
Halscott Megaro PA attorney for direct appeals in criminal cases in Tampa FL