Our Attorneys Fight to Overturn Unjust Convictions in Florida Criminal Cases
Were you or was someone you know recently unjustly convicted?
Perhaps a no contest or guilty plea was entered and an unlawful sentence was imposed. Don't fret! Please understand that what happens at the trial court level isn't the end of the road. In most cases, a defendant can appeal the judgment and/or the sentence to a higher court. This is commonly referred to as the direct appeal.
Understanding the Direct Appeal
The direct appeal is one of the most critical stages in the criminal justice process.It's an opportunity to have the legal issues that came up during the plea or during trial reviewed by a higher court. However, not every legal issue can be reviewed during the direct appeal. Only those legal issues that the trial attorney specifically reserved by motion or by making a proper objection, or those legal issues that can be characterized as a “fundamental error,” can be raised on appeal.
A fundamental error is a legal error of such a magnitude that appellate court will consider the issue, even in the absence of a specific objection by the attorney at the trial court level. Examples of errors that may be considered fundamental and grounds for an appeal include the following:
Improper jury instructions
Conviction for a nonexistent offense
Violation of due process
Attorney Robert Malove Is the Appellate Attorney You Need
No matter who represented you at trial, Florida appellate attorney Robert Malove can review your case and determine if you have a chance at appeal. Our firm aims to provide the most effective and result-producing appeals through exhaustive research, the filing of academically superior briefs, motions, and the vigorous pursuit of successful negotiations with the power of full engagement. We take our clients' freedom seriously and litigate passionately to achieve the fair treatment and due process you deserve. Don’t delay any longer. For serious criminal appellate representation, call (954) 861-0384 today!
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Why Choose Us?
Criminal defense attorneys are a dime a dozen in the Fort Lauderdale area, and you get what you pay for. When your freedom is at risk, don’t trust your criminal case to just anyone. If you’re ready to get serious about protecting your rights, call The Law Offices of Robert David Malove. We offer highly skilled legal services that other defenders simply can’t match, including the following:
You can’t go wrong by contacting our firm and telling us about your situation. If we can help, we will!