Q: I must appeal my criminal case ASAP. Whats my very first step, pre-attorney?
A: Google. There are literally dozens of qualified criminal appellate attorneys in Florida you would be happy to give you a free initial consultation. Google them, and call around.
A: Get a lawyer, you are on the clock...
You need to put in a notice of appeal as soon as possible. There is a very limited amount of time to do so. In addition to the notice of appeal, there are multiple other motions/orders you may need to file with the state including court reporter designations, motions for costs, etc.
Appeals are very complicated, research intensive and time consuming. I seriously recommend you hire an appeal lawyer near you.
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