Hi my brother is in prison for multiple offenses. I need to figure out gow to get a appeals lawyer. The last in town lawyer we used said they denied the appeal and we lost the 5 grand we saved up. We really need a good lawyer that can do something great for him. We would like to get time served.
If you are unhappy with your appellate lawyer you always can hire another one. Many appeals never "make it to court." If you cannot afford another lawyer you can ask for the public defender.
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2) Go to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers homepage (www.facdl.org) and use their Locate a Lawyer feature.
More I cannot offer you along these lines and on this forum.
As for the lawyer you paid, if you feel that your lawyer has failed to perform ethically or has otherwise violated his oath as a lawyer then you should file a grievance with the Florida Bar and let them decide if your complaint(s) has (have) merit.
Following is a link to the Florida Bar Associations' Attorney Discipline Process: http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf/0a9...
Bad lawyers reflect poorly on good lawyers and it's important to call them out.
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