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Federal Criminal Appeals In The Eleventh Circuit:
Navigating the waters of the Criminal Justice System can be a difficult experience. The Federal Criminal Appeals attorneys at our firm are here to guide you through the Federal Appeals system. We know it’s a tough process and that is why you need experienced, dedicated attorneys who are experienced in Federal Criminal Appeals in Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Whether you have been convicted of a crime in the Southern, Middle, or Northern District of Georgia, our award-winning attorneys provide experience and expertise for your Federal Criminal Appeal. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Federal Criminal Appeals is a highly specialized form of the law, and our attorneys are focused exclusively on Federal Criminal Appeals. This means that all of our attention is focused on Federal Criminal Appeals and nothing else. Many other law firms practice in multiple fields of law. We are among the few in the country that focus exclusively on Federal Criminal Appeals and our track record represents that.
In Georgia, Federal Criminal Appeals are argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which includes Federal Criminal Appeals coming from convictions in Macon, Rome, Newnan, and Gainesville in the Northern District; Macon, Albany, Athens, Columbus, and Valdosta in the Middle District; and Augusta, Brunswick, Dublin, Savannah, Waycross, and Statesboro in the Southern District. As a premiere Federal Criminal Appeals firm, we handle cases ranging from assaults to sex crimes to drug trafficking and much more. Whether your case went all the way through the stages of a trial or whether it ended at a plea deal, our attorneys will handle your case professionally and skillfully.
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Federal Criminal Appeals: Drug Trafficking
Federal drug trafficking convictions carry some of the most serious penalties in the Criminal Justice System. If you have been convicted of drug trafficking in Georgia you must contact a Federal Criminal Appeals lawyer right away. A lifetime sentence is possible with federal drug trafficking convictions, and fines can be in the millions of dollars. Our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers are experienced in successfully appealing drug trafficking convictions. We understand the penalties and we know how to raise winning appealable issues in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
A sentence for a drug trafficking conviction can vary based on several factors. They include a defendant’s criminal history, the type of drug, and the quantity of the narcotic. 21 U.S. Code 841 provides that “such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may not be less than 10 years or more than life and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be not less than 20 years or more than life.” If you have been previously convicted of drug trafficking, your sentence can increase significantly. According to the Sentencing Guidelines Manuel for example, a defendant convicted of trafficking 5 or more kilograms of cocaine can be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison, but if it is the defendant’s second offense, he could serve 20 years to life in prison. We don’t take any part of your conviction lightly. Call us for a free consultation on your Federal Criminal Appeal at 1-800-APPEALS.
Federal Criminal Appeals: Firearm Convictions
If you have been convicted of a federal crime in Georgia and are now facing additional prison time due to firearm involvement, you need to consult a Federal Criminal Appeals lawyer who has effectively handled appeals of federal firearm convictions. Firearm convictions automatically apply additional penalties to a federal conviction sentence. Federal Criminal Appeals within Georgia are argued before a panel of judges in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Presenting this argument is not for the faint of heart. Our experienced lawyers craft persuasive briefs and present forceful oral arguments that produce successful Federal Criminal Appeals that include firearm conviction appeals.
The Sentencing Guidelines Manuel provides a uniform set of rules based on crime level and criminal history, which are used to determine the sentence ruled by the judge. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 924 (c), there is a mandatory minimum penalty for those convicted of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, or possessing a firearm of 5 years. An individual, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 924, convicted of such crimes must “(i) be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years; (ii) if the firearm is brandished, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 7 years; and (iii) if the firearm is discharged, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years.” Keep in mind that any federal conviction involving a firearm will tack on additional prison time to a, sometimes, already harsh sentence from your initial conviction. In other words, the possession of a gun means consecutive time. We know the law and our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers can make the right arguments for your appeal.
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in Georgia: We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm
Arguing a Federal Criminal Appeal in Georgia is a difficult process and every Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has its own rules and laws that must be followed. You need an experienced Federal Criminal Appeals attorney who can navigate the appellate arena to ensure strict compliance with all of the rules to give you the best possible shot at winning your case. We know that criminal convictions can come with harsh penalties and it’s important that you make the right choice when choosing a Federal Criminal Appeals lawyer. With our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers, you can be confident that your case will be handled by experienced, detail-oriented attorneys.
The Appellate Brief: Key to a Successful Federal Criminal Appeal in Georgia
Our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers analyze every part of your case in order to ensure your best chance at winning your Federal Criminal Appeal. The key to victory is a well-written brief and an in-depth review of the entire record. Our lawyers are the best of the best in terms of writing ability and oral advocacy – two key skills in Federal Criminal Appeals.
At the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi, our lawyers have won multiple awards for outstanding writing and speaking. We pride ourselves on crafting superior federal criminal appellate briefs before the Eleventh Circuit Second Court of Appeals. Arguing before a panel of appellate judges is not for every lawyer. However, we are polished speakers experienced at oral argument. 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.
We are Federal Criminal Appeals. We are the experts in this field and our work shows it. Our experience allows us to guide you through the entire process and you can rest assured knowing that your case is in the right hands. We craft superior Federal Criminal Appellate briefs before Georgia’s Eleventh Circuit and our polished speakers strategically attack the government’s case in order to present you with the highest odds for justice.