Category Archives: Appeals
Appellate counsel’s opinion that there are no meritorious issues that can be raised in the appeal. As such, must be honest and frank with the court regarding the merits, or lack of merit, of any case being litigated before the court. “If counsel finds his case to be wholly frivolous, after a conscientious examination of … Read More
A defendant may file a collateral proceeding trying to set aside his or her conviction based on, among other things, ineffective assistance of counsel, within 2-years of the conclusion of any direct appeal in a non-capital case, and 1-year in a capital case.
Under Florida law a defendant has 30-days to file a direct appeal of his or her criminal conviction and sentence.