Pensacola Appeals Attorney

Fighting to Restore Your Reputation and Your Future

Criminal convictions can wreak havoc on your life, and not just in the short term. A conviction on your record, even a misdemeanor, can leave you struggling to get a job or rent an apartment. In some cases, however, you may have the ability to appeal your conviction, or have your records sealed so that no potential employers can view your conviction.

At the law firm of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we believe that the best way to avoid the penalties and damage caused by a conviction is to avoid the conviction altogether. Unfortunately, we know that avoiding a conviction is not always possible. With more than 40 years of experience, our Navarre appeals lawyers have the skill and knowledge needed to help you understand your post-conviction options, including filing an appeal or pursuing an expunction or sealing of your records.

Appealing a Conviction

Appeals of a conviction can be filed for many reasons, including:

  • Attorney malpractice by your defense attorney
  • Newly recovered evidence of your innocence
  • Deviations from proper legal procedures by the prosecution
  • Jury tampering or bias

If you believe you have grounds for an appeal, it is important to call our office immediately; you are afforded only a short period to file an appeal after your conviction. On your behalf, our staff will carefully examine your case and offer honest advice on your appeals options, before helping you choose the course that is best for you.

Eliminating a Conviction

Some individuals who have already completed all stipulations of their conviction may be eligible to pursue an expunction or sealing of their records. This means that you have paid all related fines and legal fees, have served any jail sentence and have completed your probation period without incident. In many cases, only individuals convicted of misdemeanor level offenses are eligible for expunction or record sealing.

Our staff will review your case and offer the guidance you need to understand if you are eligible to seek an expunction or sealing of your record.

Contact our office online or call (850) 495-7977 to discuss your post-conviction relief options during a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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  • “When your liberties are on the line, you need someone you can trust, as well as someone that has a good reputation. Mr. Griffith meets both of these requirements.”

Comprehensive Criminal Defense in Pensacola & Escambia County

Criminal charges in Pensacola can have severe repercussions on your personal and professional life. The local law enforcement agencies, including the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the Pensacola Police Department, are known for their stringent enforcement of criminal laws. A conviction can lead to hefty fines, jail time, loss of professional licenses, and other penalties that make it crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side.

Michael J. Griffith understands the unique challenges faced by residents in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. With the busy nightlife along Palafox Street and the frequent events at the Pensacola Bay Center, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing criminal charges. Our firm is well-versed in the local court systems, including the Escambia County Court, and we know how to navigate the complexities of criminal cases to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Legal Defense Tailored to You

We recognize that a criminal charge can be a daunting experience, especially with the potential for long imprisonment times and the impact on your reputation. Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including scrutinizing the conduct of the arresting officers and the accuracy of evidence presented against you. We aim to identify any procedural errors or violations of your rights that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we are committed to providing personalized legal support tailored to the needs of our local community. We can help you navigate the legal process and work hard to guard your future.

Why You Want Us in Your Corner

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • ABA
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • NADC

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