We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
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A criminal conviction in a Federal Court is a serious matter, and you need a serious Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer to represent your interests on appeal. We are a Federal Criminal Appeals boutique law firm that handles only Criminal Appeals and nothing else. Our lawyers have the experience and the expertise to make the best legal arguments for your case in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Where many firms have an appellate practice “area” or may have someone in their firm that handles appeals from time to time, we only handle Federal Criminal Appeals.
Because our law firm focuses exclusively on Criminal Appeals, we possess extensive knowledge of the appellate process including brief-writing skills and oral argument, which are essential to winning a Federal Criminal Appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. All Federal Criminal Appeals coming from the United States District Court in Connecticut must be argued in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals located in New York City.
We handle all types of Federal Criminal Appeals and all criminal case issues from the U.S. District Court in Connecticut to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. A federal conviction will carry a myriad of serious penalties such as restitution, fines and often even a jail sentence. You need an expert Federal Criminal Appeals lawyer that focuses on the issues that will arise in a Federal Criminal case in the Second Circuit. The penalties that result from a federal conviction are an emotionally and financially draining. Consult with the firm that can take the stress out of the process and guide you through the most difficult process you will ever face. Call now at 1-800-APPEALS to speak with our experts and schedule a free consultation.
Our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers are admitted to practice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients who have been convicted of a wide range of federal crimes including violent crimes, property crimes, drug crimes, white-collar crimes, gun possession, drug possession and distribution, Hobbs Act, RICO Act violations, and more. Whether your case went to trial or you entered into a plea agreement and received a lengthy sentence, consult with us and know your rights and what legal arguments can be made in your case.Notice of Appeal: Crucial Deadlines
The importance of deadlines cannot be overstated. The most important deadline in all of criminal law is the filing of the Notice of Appeal. DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE. From the sentence date, you will have 14 days to file a Notice of Appeal in the trial court. Note that the notice of appeal is not filed in the Appellate Court. 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. Call our office if you are unsure of how to do this, we can help. Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer 1-800-APPEALS.
Connecticut Federal Criminal Appeals In The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
We have handled all types of criminal appeals before the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.
- 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;
- 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;
- Major crimes including arson, bank robberies, burglary, larceny, murder, and thefts; and
- Violent crimes including assault with intent to commit murder, manslaughter, and murder.
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in Connecticut: We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
Federal criminal appeals in Connecticut are far from simple. Each Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has its own procedural rules regarding legal briefs and argument, which must be followed during the appellate process, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is no exception. Our federal criminal appeals lawyers are professionally recognized writers and orators. We pay attention to detail because detail is what is required when arguing a federal criminal appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Your federal criminal appeal requires attention to detail and experience.
We Identify the Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals
Our work focuses on identifying legal issues in all federal criminal appeals. Once we have identified the issues, we research, write and craft legal arguments that are specific to your case. These issues can be found in pre-trial motions and hearings, the trial, and the sentencing hearing. Appealable issues come in several varieties. They can be procedural issues, constitutional issues or evidentiary issues. They may also include:
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines;
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Home searches, business searches, and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Search and Seizure Statutes (4th Amendment);
- Arrest Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Due Process Rights (5th Amendment);
- Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
- Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive Sentencing and Cruel and Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
The Appellate Brief: The Key to a Successful Federal Criminal Appeal in Connecticut
The best federal appeal lawyers are well versed in writing briefs after a detailed review of the trial court transcripts; errors and omissions of the judge or the lawyers are located in the record. Carefully scrutinizing the trial transcripts is well worth the effort. As Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers, we investigate every part of the trial record so that no legal issue is missed.
Winning Federal Criminal Appeals
We are Federal Criminal Appellate Brief Writers. Our professional Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers craft superior briefs and argue the vital points of your case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. One must be exceptionally resilient and persuasive to argue before a panel of appellate judges. Persuasion is key. Oral argument is about strategically channeling the judges to focus on how the appellant’s rights were denied, violated, or ignored in the court below.
Federal Criminal Appeals in Connecticut and the Waiver of Appeal
Many clients are unsure as to whether they are able to file a Federal Criminal Appeal when they have signed a waiver of the right to appeal as part of the plea agreement. However, it is 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. We have experience in reviewing the waiver of appeals to determine whether the judge has acted outside the boundaries of the terms in the agreement. If the trial judge has acted outside those boundaries, we can help.