Palmetto, FL asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida

Q: Appeal dismissed case, argue a/g mootness on violations of civil/constitutional rights.

I accused of stalking after argument with woman at a Target store in Bradenton, Florida. “Stalking” here was printed materials & items posted online w/pictures from woman’s public Facebook page. I never contacted or attempted to contact this person. No physical evidence tying me this. Arresting officer was friend of the woman’s law enforcement husband. Went to court, the health care court, case dismissed. Wanted to appeal, attorneys concerned the appeal would be considered moot, but could try appeal on civil/constitutional rights violations.

Can I still appeal? I know there is a limit, but does this apply when my civil/constitutional rights were violated? Rights such as judge allowed confession I didn’t make at time of arrest, even though arresting officer admitted my rights weren’t read. Also prosecutor violated rules of sequestration, illegal search of my car, etc…. My dad was helping, he died, I am a teacher, don’t have a lot. I would love to find someone to help.

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Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: If the case was dismissed, in your favor, there is essentially nothing to appeal. Let it go.

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