Fortunately, in Florida and throughout the country when you are pronounced guilty of a crime you have the right to appeal the decision. Please understand that an appeal is not considered to be a brand new trial, but rather an opportunity to have a higher court consider the original decision to be sure that it was fair and accurate.
If you think that appellate judges receive new evidence, you would be wrong! They only consider the decision of the trial court. Here is the challenge of the appellate process. You need someone to effectively frame appealable issues which necessitates decades of experience and substantial knowledge of complex legal issues.
An effective appeal begins with an experienced appellate lawyer. In Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett, you will find a combined half-century plus of that very experience. They have dealt with Florida appellate courts and know how to navigate them. Please make an appointment at their St. Petersburg office by calling (727) 821-8000.