Unless it is voluntarily given up, all defendants have a right to appeal a conviction to a higher court. In Florida, the intermediate appellate courts are divided into five District Courts of Appeal (“DCA”). The DCA will review the trial record and the issues preserved through objections by defense counsel and determine whether reversible error was committed. There are also certain, unpreserved, very specific, issues that may lead to a conviction being reversed. However, even the most experienced criminal defense counsel can overlook such issues if they are unaware of current developments in the law.
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