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We are a boutique law firm that focuses on Federal Criminal Appeals. The judgment entered against you may not be the end of the road. Take action. Hire a Federal Criminal Appeals lawyer experienced in Florida Federal Criminal Appeals and protect your rights. Federal Criminal Appeals require dedication from specialized and diligent attorneys. We are experienced at handling Federal Criminal Appeals in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and our firm understands the complexity of Federal Criminal Appeals. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) targets Miami as a gateway for drug trafficking into the United States. If you have been charged with Drug Trafficking or conspiracy, we are here to help clear your name of unjust trafficking charges. Call for a free consultation. 1-800-APPEALS

Our practice only handles Federal Criminal Appeals. We have the dedication and the resources to uncover the legal errors that led to your conviction. Florida is composed of three Federal District Courts. (Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, and Middle District of Florida). If you were convicted in any of these districts you must appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers are expertly handle all Federal Criminal Appeals in Florida originating in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, and other cities throughout the state of Florida.

Our Federal Appeals Lawyers focus on Federal Criminal Appeals in Florida, in all Federal Appellate Courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients appealing criminal convictions involving larceny and theft, burglary, and those stemming from drug conspiracy, drug trafficking, assault, weapons possession and many other types of convictions. And most significantly, we take on appeals of cases that are resolved both by plea or after trial.

Importation of Controlled Substances into the United States

There are numerous statutes in the Federal system that concern the illegal sale and importation of narcotics and illegal drugs: 21 U.S.C 952, 21 U.S.C 953, 21 U.S.C 954, 21 U.S.C 955, 21 U.S.C 956, 21 U.S.C 957, 21 U.S.C 958, 21 U.S.C 959, 21 U.S.C 960.

It is unlawful to import into the United States any controlled substance listed in Schedules I and II and any narcotic drugs listed in schedules III, IV, or V. Drug laws also make it unlawful to export from the United states any controlled substance. The conviction under any one of these statutes carry harsh sentence with a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. Where bodily injury occurs during the course of the crime, the term of imprisonment increases to minimum of 20 years and maximum of life.

The DEA and FBI use very thorough and advanced techniques in investigating these cases. Their methods include wire tap, GPS tracking, pen registers, as well as highly advanced forms of physical and electronic surveillance. Each one of these techniques can, and very well may, violate your Fourth Amendment right to reasonable expectation of privacy in your car, in your home, and in the use of your electronic devices. Knowing how to combat these invasions of your privacy and invasions into your personal communications is what we consistently argue in the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Florida Federal Criminal Appeals In The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Drug crimes including conspiracy, manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, possession, and selling illegal controlled and non-controlled substances and narcotics;
  • Conspiracy to import Cocaine, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine;
  • 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;
  • White-collar crimes including bank fraud, bribery, conspiracy, corporate fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, and securities fraud;
  • 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.

Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in Florida: We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm

The Eleventh Circuit has its own procedural and substantive laws, which must be followed during the appellate process. Our federal criminal appeals lawyers are award-winning writers and oral advocates. We have the experience and first hand knowledge when dealing with the Federal Appeals Court in Florida. We pay attention to detail because detail is what is required when arguing a federal criminal appeal before Florida’s Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Your Federal Criminal Appeal requires experienced counsel and our attorneys can help. We have the resources and drive to compose a brief persuading the court to reverse your conviction.

Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals in Florida is Our Business

We specialize 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:

  • 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 Key to Winning a Federal Criminal Appeal in Florida

The best federal appeal lawyers in Florida 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 we spend time scrutinizing the trial transcripts. The Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi have unparalleled experience in reviewing the trial court record for errors. After we identify these errors our lawyers craft a persuasive brief telling the appellate judges why they should rule in our favor. Our talents do not end here, we have superb lawyers that specialize in oral arguments. The art of oral argument is about strategically channeling the appellate judges to focus on how your rights were violated.

Federal Criminal Appeals in Florida 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.

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