Florida Criminal Appeals Lawyer


Orlando Criminal Appeals Attorney:
Appealing an Orlando Criminal Conviction

​(Copyright 2016:  Brooke Elvington, Esq.)

Convicted of a crime in Orlando?  Unsure whether you can appeal your conviction, or whether you have grounds to appeal?  Having trouble navigating the criminal appellate process?  

If you were convicted of a crime in Orlando, Florida, don't ignore your possible appellate rights.  The appellate process is complex and difficult to understand.  Brooke Elvington is an AV-rated experienced criminal appellate attorney, who has personally handled more than 300 criminal appeals and post-conviction cases throughout the State of Florida.  

Read Brooke's article on the criminal appellate process to understand how criminal appeals work.  

When should you contact an experienced criminal appellate lawyer?  

In most cases appellate attorneys are retained after the conviction.  If you were convicted of a crime in Orlando, Ms. Elvington can be retained prior to sentencing for the purpose of preserving sentencing issues, and possible motions for a new trial or renewed motions for judgment of acquittal.  

How do I file an appeal for my Orlando criminal conviction?

Trial counsel is required to file all of the initial appellate documents, including the notice of appeal.  If you retain an appellate attorney prior to the filing of the notice of appeal, the appellate attorney can file all of the required documents.  If you failed to file the notice of appeal within 30 days of your judgment, a criminal appellate attorney may be able to help you with filing a petition for a belated appeal.  Your notice of appeal will be filed in the circuit where you were convicted.  In Orlando, and throughout much of central Florida, your notice of appeal, along with the required appellate documents, will likely be filed in the 9th Judicial Circuit.  Once the documents are received, the 9th Judicial Circuit will forward the material to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach.  

Why should I contact Brooke Elvington Appellate Law?

Ms. Elvington is an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the complexities of a criminal trial.  Her background is in criminal defense trial work in both state and federal courts; however, she isolated her practice to criminal appeals and post-conviction cases for the last 10 years.  She has personally handled more than 300 criminal appeals and post-conviction cases throughout Florida.  Many attorneys advertise their involvement in thousands of criminal appeals.  When interviewing criminal appellate attorneys ask the attorney about his/her personal experience.  Often attorneys combine their experience for marketing purposes with large numbers of associated attorneys nationwide.  Ms. Elvington handles all of her cases personally.  You will not speak with an associate, ghost writer or law clerk.  Read more about Brooke's background and a sampling of her reported cases.  Ms. Elvington is dedicated to fighting for her clients, and uses her appellate knowledge, experience and skill to pursue all possible appellate options.  

Call an Experienced Orlando Criminal Appeals Lawyer Today!