An appeal is a proceeding undertaken to have a decision reconsidered by bringing it to a higher authority. Specifically, it means to apply for review of a case or particular issue to a higher court.
Appeal processing fees can be paid at the time the Notice of Appeal is filed with the Clerk’s Office. If the fee is not paid at the time of filing, a non-payment of filing fee letter is mailed to the appellant. Similarly, the District Court of Appeals (DCA) will mail out a non-payment letter if the DCA fees are not paid. Appeal processing fees are not required when the court has entered an order waiving the fees, or declaring the defendant indigent for appeal purposes.
Most legal forms can be purchased from an office supply or stationery store. The Florida Rules of Court and Florida Supreme Court Websites also have sample forms to assist you in an appeal.
There is no hearing time involved with the appeal process unless a judge, attorney or defendant requests one. If the judge has requested a hearing, you will be notified by the Judge’s Office.
We can be reached at (850) 638-6285 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, and are located 1293 Jackson Avenue, Suite 101, Chipley, Florida.