When a criminal defendant is convicted at the trial level of criminal court, the defendant is entitled to one criminal appeal as a matter of right. Sometimes, the appellate court will find that a harmful error in the trial procedure led to a tainted outcome of the case, and the criminal appeal will result in the court granting a new trial. This eliminates any previous findings of fact and forces the state attorney to start from scratch again. The advantage to having a new trial is that the defendant and his or her attorney have the opportunity of knowing what worked well and what did not work well in the previous trial. This gives the attorney a better gauge of whether to present certain evidence, call certain witnesses, or put the defendant on the stand to testify.
If you have been convicted of a crime in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, and you are appealing the outcome, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in a new trial in criminal court if the criminal appellate court grants one.. 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 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 Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date.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.