A writ of mandamus is an appellate court’s command to a lower court or government official to do something and to do it properly under the law. A writ of mandamus can also command a lower court or government official to refrain from a particular action. Writs of mandamus must not command a lower court to violate statute. All orders must be lawful. These writs must be sought through petition to the higher court. When a lower court owes a duty to a criminal suspect to protect the criminal suspect’s legal rights, and the lower court denies or is about to deny the criminal suspect the legal right, the criminal suspect can petition an appellate court for a writ of mandamus. If you have been denied a legally protected right by a court or other government official 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 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 Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date.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 denied a legally protected right by a court or other government official in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or other area of South Florida, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.