Alaska Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: Advocates with Impact
We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
Federal criminal trials, convictions and sentences are the result of a well-organized investigation sometimes involving various local, state and federal agencies. Although the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees that everyone receive due process of law, there is no guarantee against errors. The police make mistakes in their investigations, prosecutors take shorts cuts during trial and sometimes attorneys and judges fail to recognize, raise and correct these human and legal errors. But, a final judgment and sentence is not the end of days. Everyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal, and we can help.
We are a boutique law firm handling only Federal Criminal Appeals and experienced in protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals. We serve Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and all other cities in Alaska where federal crimes occur. And because we are admitted in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., we can represent you in appealing your federal criminal conviction all the way to the top. Our federal criminal appeals attorneys are capable of handling a wide-range of federal criminal appeals including the following:
- Human trafficking and crimes against children;
- Firearms offenses and gang violence;
- Organized crime and drug cases;
- Environmental crimes and wildlife offenses;
- Health care fraud;
- Tax crimes;
- Federal program and grant fraud;
- Mortgage fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering;
- Crimes impacting Alaska natives and rural Alaska;
- White collar crimes; and
- Crimes occurring in federal parks, national forests and federal lands.
Contact our Alaska federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Adept Alaska Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Research the Record
What is an appeal? An appeal is a review by a panel of judges (in this case the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) to assure that the criminal process and procedure was adhered to as required by the Constitution of the United States of America. It is not a new trial. Rather, it is your chance to raise the human and legal errors that led to your wrongful conviction, unfair sentence or both.
But, to reserve your right to appeal, you must file a Notice of Appeal within 14-days from the date when a sentence is imposed. Thereafter, you have 45-days to review the trial court record, develop an appellate strategy, conduct legal research, write and submit an appellate brief outlining your arguments and positions. The federal criminal appellate attorneys at the at our boutique Federal Criminal Appeals law firm leave no stone unturned, combining years of experience with the latest technology to find the devil in the details. Some of the common appellate issues include the following:
- Evidence gathered using defective Warrants or illegal Search and Seizures (4th Amendment);
- Evidence admitted in violation of the Federal Rules of Evidence;
- Due Process Violations which led to a legally deficient and unfair trial (5th Amendment);
- Errors caused by Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive, Cruel, or Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Advance Persuasive Arguments
What are the possible outcomes of an appeal? An appellate court will either affirm the conviction, sentence or both, reverse the conviction, sentence or both, or remand the case back to the trial court with instructions for a new trial or sentencing hearing. Of course, the outcome depends in large part upon the record, your appellate strategy and the written brief prepared and presented by your appellate attorneys. The federal criminal appellate attorneys at our firm see the big picture and can assist with some of the following post-conviction relief:
- Habeas Corpus;
- Coram Nobis;
- Motions to reduce a sentence;
- Motions for a new trial;
- Motions seeking a pardon or clemency;
- Motions seeking to overturn a judgment; or
- Motions to vacate a previous conviction.
Alaska Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Go All Out
Often, appeals live or die by the appellate brief. That is why a well-organized and well-written appellate brief is so important. Furthermore, our firm prefers to appear at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to discuss your case during oral argument. Oral argument is the last opportunity to present your plight to the panel of judges, to answer any questions about the facts, law or both and to raise and address how your rights were denied, violated, and ignored. We will fight harder and smarter on appeal to defend your interests.