An appeal of a lower court decision is a legal process by which a higher court is asked to review the trial court's record and rule on the legal issues raised by the appellant (a party to a case--in a criminal case, it is usually the defendant).
The Circuit Criminal Department handles all appeals for convictions and court rulings from the Circuit Criminal and County Criminal Courts for Palm Beach County’s 15th Judicial Circuit.
All correspondence regarding a County or Circuit Criminal appeal can be sent to:
Clerk & Comptroller
Circuit Criminal Department
P.O. Box 2906
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2906
Attention: Appeals Clerk
A Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date of the conviction or the court ruling that is being appealed.
See Fees & Costs for filing fee information.
Additional fees may be required for the copying of the record. A bill will be mailed to you for any copy charges.