This is a complicated area of law. It's not a tort case actually, but a wrongful imprisonment/wrongful conviction claim against the state. Make sure you obtain an attorney who understands that filing a personal injury claim against the state is not going to work out so well for you. I remember it being around $50,000 when last I discussed this topic. So for six years you are looking at $300,000 plus whatever other damages your particular facts may bring up, such as attorney's fees, etc.
Make sure you gather your criminal case files for the attorney you approach with this, as it will need to be thoroughly reviewed before any claims come up. Also, move on this quickly, as any statute of limitations missed will inspire the State of Florida to try and deny you this basic compensation.
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Whether or not you are entitled to compensation based on wrongful incarceration depends on the exact facts and circumstances of your situation. There is a complicated process for submitting a claim for compensation based on wrongful conviction. This framework is laid out in Florida Statutes 961.06. Bottom line: You should immediately consult with an attorney. You should not attempt to navigate this process yourself: You have far too much to lose. Also, given that nearly a year has run, you must take immediate action to preserve your rights. Consult with an attorney immediately.
My response to this question is a response to a hypothetical situation based on limited facts. I am not your attorney; you are not my client and we do not have an attorney-client relationship. If you need a lawyer, you should contact one in your area. If you would like to talk with me about your case, you can call my office.
You need to file your tort claim immediately to preserve your rights. you can research this on AVVO and find out what to do and where to do it. You are not automatically eligible for compensation - an attorney should advise you on this after reviewing ALL of the facts.