Mississippi Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: We Make Your Federal Case Our Business
We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
We are the firm that handles Federal Criminal Appeals exclusively. Experienced and well versed in Federal Criminal Law and Federal Appellate Procedure, we are here to protect your rights and to ensure that the wrongs that occurred at your trial are righted. The Constitution of the United States of America exists to protect the rights of everyone from government overstepping and overreaching. These protections extend to actions by the police, government prosecutors and the right not to be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”. Yet, our justice system is not always just or fair. No system can ever exist without human error and bias. That is where we come in. But, they happen, and when they do, it is often to the detriment of “we the people”. If you or someone that you love has been charged, convicted and sentenced for allegedly violating a federal law and you think a mistake was made, you might have the right to seek post-conviction corrective relief, and we can help.
Contact our Mississippi Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
We are a boutique law firm experienced in protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. We serve Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Southaven, Vicksburg and many other cities in Mississippi. We are admitted in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Therefore, we can represent you in appealing your federal criminal conviction originating in Mississippi all the way to the highest court in the United States, if necessary.
Our federal criminal appeals lawyers have experience in a wide-range of federal criminal appeals including the following:
- General crimes including public corruption, credit card fraud, postal thefts, immigration and naturalization offenses, passport fraud, defense procurement fraud, Title 7 food stamp violations, crimes occurring on government property under the assimilated crimes act, Customs violations, money laundering and labor racketeering;
- Civil rights violations and hate crimes;
- Federal elections violations;
- Environmental crimes;
- Violence Against Women Act cases;
- Financial crimes such as white collar crime, financial institution crime, health care fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud, computer fraud, institutional insurance fraud and large scale mail and wire fraud; and
- Drug and Violent crimes including criminal possession and use of firearms, bank robberies, arson, federal homicides and drug trafficking.
And, we have helped many people seek some of the following post-conviction relief:
- A direct appeal of your conviction, sentence or both;
- A collateral appeal raising issues outside of the trial court record;
- Motions for reconsideration seeking an acquittal, a new trial, an arrest of judgment or a sentence modification;
- Section 2254 and 2255 motions to vacate a conviction or sentence based upon new evidence, known as Writs of Habeas Corpus;
- Motions for leniency, clemency or a pardon;
- Motion seeking modification of probation; and
- Motions seeking to expunge your criminal record.
Mississippi Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Maximize Your Options on Appeal
Seeking post-conviction corrective relief is complex and takes times. The first step starts with a direct appeal of your conviction, sentence or both. If successful, it can result in the reversal of your conviction, a modification of your sentence or even a new trial or hearing. But, you must preserve your right to appeal by filing a Notice of Appeal within 14-days of the entry of the judgment or order that you are appealing. Thereafter, you must submit a written appellate brief highlighting the prejudicial legal errors that occurred in the trial court, making arguments supported by statutory and case law and outlining solutions to right to wrong. This takes time.
Have no fear. Our boutique firm has the federal criminal appeals lawyers with years of appellate experience. We understand the trial court and appellate procedures. We have in depth knowledge of criminal law, evidentiary law and constitutional law. And, over our many years of practice, we have learned to focus on the most pertinent prejudicial legal errors committed by the police, the prosecution or the trial court including the following:
- Fourth Amendment issues involving convictions based upon tainted evidence, illegal evidence obtained through warrantless searches, undercover officers, confidential informants, or warrantless searches or improperly admitted evidence;
- Fifth Amendment violations of due process such as denial of equal treatment, forced confessions or violations of your constitutionally protected Miranda Rights;
- Sixth Amendment legal errors such as deprival of a speedy and public trial, not being allowed to confront adverse witnesses and errors due to ineffective assistance of counsel; and
- Eighth Amendment violations such as the misapplication of federal sentencing guidelines resulting, harsh, long or unreasonable sentences, or sentences that are cruel and unusual punishment.
Mississippi Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Make the Most of Your Appeal
We combine human capital with the latest technology to help streamline the process of reviewing the trial court record. Once the prejudicial legal errors are identified, we discuss your options, outline an appellate strategy and get to work researching statutory and case law, outlining the written appellate brief and then we write, edit, polish and rewrite the most compelling and persuasive appellate brief possible.
Now, most federal criminal appeals are decided solely upon the written appellate brief. That is why it is important to work with experienced appellate attorneys. However, there are times when the panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will ask your attorney to appear for argument to discuss the merits of your case and clarify any lingering questions. We welcome this opportunity to personalize your plight to the judges who will render the decision. Our goal is to demonstrate that your rights were violated, your appeal is meritorious and corrective action must be taken.
We stand with you to protect your rights, your life and your liberty.