We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm.
We are a boutique Federal Criminal Appeals law firm admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. We handle Federal Criminal Appeals exclusively. While many law firms handle a wide range of legal matters or criminal matters, we only do Federal Criminal Appeals. Federal convictions can carry a wide range of serious penalties, including restitution, fines and often a jail sentence. If you have been convicted of a federal crime and are subject to any of these penalties, you need to call the law firm that handles only Federal Criminal Appeals. Our exclusive practice gives us intimate knowledge of the issues you are facing and we will give you a free consultation and a thorough explanation of the Federal Criminal Appeals process.
California Federal Appellate Attorney Call 1-800-APPEALS
Federal criminal appeals in California are argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal criminal appeals coming from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland and all other parts of California. Our federal appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in California, in all federal appellate courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients with criminal convictions involving violations of the RICO Act, the Hobbs Act, the False Claims Act, and those stemming from drug conspiracy, drug trafficking, drug possession, weapons possession and many, many other types of convictions. Most importantly, we handle appeals of cases that are resolved both by plea or after trial.Important: Know Your Deadlines – The Notice Of Appeal
Federal Criminal Appeals have important deadlines that must be complied with. The deadlines are much shorter than any other type of case. From your date of sentence, you will have 14 days to file a Notice of Appeal with the trial court (Do not attempt to file a Notice of Appeal in the Appellate Court). This is probably the shortest deadline in any court system throughout the United States. DON’T MISS THIS DEADLINE! If you do miss the 14 day deadline, you will have 30 days to file a motion to show that you have a good reason for missing it. Don’t count on this motion being granted. File your Notice Of Appeal within the 14 days and obtain a copy for yourself.
California Federal Criminal Appeals In The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- White-collar crimes including bank fraud, bribery, conspiracy, corporate fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, and securities fraud;
- Mail fraud and wire fraud;
- Drug crimes including conspiracy, manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, possession, and selling illegal controlled and non-controlled substances and narcotics;
- Firearm, explosives, and ammunition crimes including importing, producing, and selling guns and ammo across state lines;
- Gang prosecutions, extortion, kidnapping, and loan sharking;
- Heath care fraud including knowingly making false and fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims;
- Major crimes including arson, bank robberies, burglary, larceny, murder, and thefts; and
- Violent crimes including assault with intent to commit murder, manslaughter, and murder.
Contact our California Federal Appeals Lawyers at 1-800-APPEALS
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in California: We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm
Federal criminal appeals in California are challenging and complex. Each Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has its own procedural rules and substantive laws, which must be followed during the appellate process, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California is no different. Our federal criminal appeals lawyers are award-winning writers and orators. We pay attention to detail because detail is what is required when arguing a federal criminal appeal before California's Ninth Circuit. Your federal criminal appeal requires experienced counsel and our attorneys can help.
Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals is Our Business
We are experts at identifying legal issues in every federal appeal, and we persuasively craft and present appealable issues stemming from pre-trial motions and hearings, the trial, and the sentencing hearing. Appealable issues take many forms, such as constitutional issues, procedural issues and evidentiary issues. They also include the following:
- Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Search and Seizure Statutes (4th Amendment);
- Excessive Sentencing and Cruel and Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Home searches, business searches, and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Arrest Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Due Process Rights (5th Amendment);
- Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines;
The Key to a Successful Federal Criminal Appeal in California is the Appellate Brief
The best federal appeal lawyers in California and across the United States combine well-written briefs with a detailed review of the trial court transcripts; errors and omissions are located in the record and time spent scrutinizing the trial transcripts is well worth the effort. The federal criminal appeals lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi leave no stone unturned and every inch of the trial record is scrutinized for error.
Winning Federal Criminal Appeals
We pride ourselves on crafting superior federal criminal appellate briefs before California's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. Arguing before a panel of appellate judges is not for the faint of heart. However, for the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi, oral argument is about strategically channeling the judges to focus on how the appellants rights were denied, violated, or ignored in the court below.
Federal Criminal Appeals in California and the Waiver of Appeal
One question that people constantly ask is whether they can file a federal criminal appeal despite having signed a waiver of the right to appeal as part of a plea agreement. The answer is, yes; it is sometimes possible depending on the terms of the waiver agreement and incarceration. A waiver of appeals is typically part of a settlement agreement between the defendant and the prosecution. Our clients who have pleaded guilty and signed a waiver are not necessarily prevented from appealing their cases because a waiver of appeals is not always applicable or enforceable. Our experienced federal criminal appeals attorneys will review the waiver and determine whether the judge has acted outside of the boundaries of the terms contained in the agreement. If the trial judge has gone beyond the parameters of the waiver, the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi has all the more chance of winning on appeal.