TIPSY COACHMAN RULE

July 22, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXIV Review
  • 110XXIV (L) Scope of Review in General
  • 110XXIV (L)5 Theory and Grounds of Decision in Lower Court
  • 110k1134.60k. In General.

110 Criminal LawThe “tipsy coachman” doctrine allows an appellate court to affirm a trial court that “reaches the right result, but for the wrong reasons” so long as there is any basis which would support the judgment in the record.

Robertson v. State, 829 So. 2d 901, 906 (Fla. 2002)