A criminal defendant’s sentence generally is reversed only upon a successful appeal from the criminal defense attorney or other lawyer assigned to litigate the appeal. Very few of the cases brought to the criminal appellate level result in reversal of the conviction. The lawyer must prove generally that there was an error of criminal procedure, an error in the application of the criminal law, or an error in the administration of criminal justice. If the police made an error and violated the civil and/or constitutional rights of the criminal suspect, then the conviction could be reversed. A sentence may also be reversed on appeal if it is proven that the sentence was inappropriate, excessive, or in violation of statutory guidelines. If you have been charged, convicted, and sentenced for a crime in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Miami or Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.