How Many Appeals Can a Person Have?

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July 28, 2015
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Our Appellate Attorney Near Miami Explains the Appeals Process

If a party is unhappy with the verdict in a court case, our legal system may allow that party to appeal the ruling to a higher court. However, does the law allow a person to appeal more than once? Colson Hicks Eidson appellate attorney Maureen Lefebvre answers your questions about the appeals process in this video. To speak with one of our Florida appeals attorneys or an experienced appellate attorney, call us at 305-476-7400 or fill out a free online case review form on our website today. We serve nationwide clients needing to appeal their case results.

Video Transcription:

After it gets through the intermediate appellate courts, then there may or may not be some reason to take it to either the Florida Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court. However, in both the federal system or the Florida system, the intermediate appellate courts are generally considered the court of last resort. Your ability to get to the Supreme Court of either system is very small. They only take a limited number of appeals and they have limited jurisdiction of the types of appeals that they will hear. So you’re basically entitled to one appeal, and that’s to either the intermediate state system, or if you’re in Miami, in federal court to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.