If you have received an adverse final judgment from a circuit or county court, or an adverse non-final judgment that may be challenged in the appellate courts in the last 30 days, The Sichta Firm can assist you in perfecting your appellate rights and challenging the decision. We have successfully litigated appeals and petitions in a variety of appellate courts including the Florida Supreme Court.
Post conviction is one of the most critical stages of criminal proceedings because it is usually a defendant's first opportunity to challenge an attorney's performance at the trial or plea stage. A defendant may also raise issues including non-disclosure of evidence by the state, newly discovered evidence, and sentencing errors. The Sichta Firm can assist you in investigating, drafting the appropriate postconviction motion, and arguing the motion at an evidentiary hearing before the court. Further, if your postconviction time limitations have expired, we can conduct a case review to determine if you have any additional avenues of relief. The Sichta Firm has successfully vacated convictions and sentences and negotiated sentence reductions via postconviction motions in courts throughout Florida.