In life sometimes, we are handed decisions with which we do not agree. That can happen in family or criminal court. So, what can you do about it if you live on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida? The appellate process very simply allows you to have your case reviewed by a higher court because you and your attorney believe there was an impropriety in the first trial.
If you appeal a Florida family or criminal court decision what can you expect? An appellate judge does not hear new evidence or any additional testimony. They do consider the original trial court record. It all hinges upon the written brief that these judges receive. Your fate will be determined by that and the judge’s interpretation of said!
Florida appellate attorneys Nat Kidder & Bill Bennett have more than 25 years of experience each in drafting thoughtful and persuasive appeals and arguing our clients’ positions before criminal, civil and family law courts. In Pinellas County and the surrounding area count on the expertise of Kidder & Bennett. Call (727) 821-8000 for an appointment at their St. Petersburg office located at 275 - 96th. Ave. North.