What relief can be obtained in a criminal appeal in Florida?
Normally appeals have one of three results, one is the appeal is affirmed which means you’ve lost the appeal and therefore it’s over. Two, the appellate court can order a new trial which means the court found something wrong with your first trial and you go back now and get a second bite of the apple. Three, the court, the appellate court looked at all of the facts in the case and said, “No jury could find this man guilty.” And they throw the case out. Normally one of those three things happens.