posted 2016 | B.O. v. State (Volusia County)
Client was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. Client was convicted at trial and sentenced to prison. Although the client and his family requested that his defense attorney file an appeal on his behalf, defense counsel failed to do so. Client was incarcerated in prison without any appeal filed on his behalf.
Client’s family contacted Mr. Forman, who knew exactly what needed to be done in order to correct the mistake. Mr. Forman filed a petition in the appellate court and the court granted the client the right to file an appeal! Client now has an appeal pending and can challenge his judgment and sentence.