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Whenever there is a situation that the judgment handed out by a trial court is not to the liking of the parties involved in the case hearing, an appeal against it may be initiated. When such Florida Court Appeals are filed, it is the Florida Appeal Court that has jurisdiction over them. Regardless of the county from where the initial trial took place, the state appellate court has jurisdiction over the entire state when it comes to appeals. It handles all registered appeals and also documents them along with relevant information in order to allow for easy cross-reference in future.

Florida district courts serve as appellate courts in the state. There are five district courts of appeal in the state. It is an intermediate court for civil and Florida criminal appeals. An appeal against the judgment of the trial courts can be made in the Florida Court of Appeals. These are then re-examined by a panel comprising three judges. Each of these district appellate courts has a chief judge who is chosen by all the district judges and is assigned the task of overseeing the administrative functions of the court. This court handles appeals from any Florida county.

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In Florida the court of appeals are divided into five different courts. A panel of three different judges hears all the appeals. Appellate Court in Florida falls under the 11th Appeals Circuit court of US. This court of appeal may retreat from a particular law pertaining to a case or precedent in the succeeding decisions. Even the Supreme Court has the power to overrule a decision given by the appellate court in favor of the contradictory case law from any other district outside the same. Cases that are already confirmed with no mention by the appellate court cannot be put for appeal to the Supreme Court.

There are five District Court of Appeals located in Tallahassee, Tampa, Miami, West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach. For search on Court Appeal or State Appeals, you can bank on these sites as they have archives of monthly records since 2000. In addition to that, you will get the details of court timings, address, hearing of case and how to look for the records. The location details of five District Court of Appeals of Florida are:

FDCA (First District Court of Appeals):

301 S. ML King Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-1850

SDCA (Second District Court of Appeal)-
1005 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801

TDCA (Third District Court of Appeal):
2001,S.W. 117 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33175

4DCA (Fourth District Court of Appeal):
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-2399

5DCA (Fifth District Court of Appeal):
300 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

The Florida Court Appeals are dealt with at the different court locations. The Appeals Records are available to the public from these court locations. Previously, these records were not accessible to common people. But today, if you want to access any particular file of Appeals Records in Florida, all you need is a PC and Internet connection. Government and commercial websites offer updated databases comprising all information regarding the appellate cases filed in the state. These records are available for free from these online sources, making them cost-effective and hassle free.