Missouri Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers: Advocates With Impact
We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
We are a boutique Federal Criminal Appeals law firm, and we handle only Federal Criminal Appeals. Our comprehensive experience in the area of Federal Criminal Appeals will work to your advantage. We know Federal Criminal law and your rights under the United States Constitution. More importantly, we will find the legal errors in your Federal Criminal trial or plea and apply and assert the law to your advantage on your Federal Criminal Appeal. The United States Constitution prevents the government from depriving you of “life, liberty or property” without the proper application of Federal Criminal laws. Knowing how to apply the law to criminal investigations, criminal charges, the trial process, the sentencing hearing and even the appellate process is the crusade that we fight every day. If you or someone that you love has been improperly convicted and sentenced in Federal Criminal court, you may have the right to appeal, and we can help.
Our Federal Appellate Law Office devotes its entire practice to defending the rights of our individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals. We are admitted to practice in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, so we can represent your interests from the start of the appeal process to the end. So, whether you were convicted in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri or the western District of Missouri and your case originated in any city in Missouri, such as Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis or elsewhere, our federal criminal appeals attorneys are ready to put their experience behind you. Our federal criminal appeals attorneys have helped many people in seeking the following post-conviction relief:
- A new trial or hearing;
- A new or reduced sentenced;
- Leniency, clemency or a pardon;
- Overturning a judgment or conviction;
- Habeas Corpus;
- 440 motions;
- Early termination of probation; and
- Expungement and restoration of civil rights.
Contact our Missouri federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Missouri Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Multiply Your Options and your Opportunities on Appeal
The government spends an enormous amount of resources to gather evidence over long periods of time before bringing every charge possible under the law. Then, they try to intimidate you into signing a plea bargain. For those whose refuse, the trial process is long and tedious. And, the end result is often a long list of convictions, a harsh sentence, fines, possibly probation, or worse and lengthy jail sentence. But, if this is the result of a violation of your constitutionally protected rights, then justice and fairness demand corrective action.
The post-conviction appellate process is in place to protect against human and legal errors in the criminal justice system. The federal criminal appeals attorneys at our boutique Federal Criminal Appeals law firm take pride in spotting the trial court errors that led to your conviction including the following:
- Evidence gathered using defective Warrants or illegal Search and Seizures (4th Amendment);
- Evidence admitted in violation of the Federal Rules of Evidence;
- Due Process Violations which led to a legally deficient and unfair trial (5th Amendment);
- Errors caused by Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive, Cruel or Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
The federal criminal appeals attorneys at our firm understand the process and procedure and have experience dealing with some of the most common convictions including the following:
- Fraud and Corruption Crimes including mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, organized crime and criminal enterprises;
- Computer and Child Exploitation Crimes such as sexual exploitation of children, Internet child pornography, computer intrusions, copyright and trademark violations, theft of trade secrets, identity theft, Internet fraud and human trafficking; and
- Narcotics and Violent Crimes including bank robberies, firearms crimes, gang-related crimes, violations of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act and other unlawful importation, possession, distribution and manufacture of controlled substances.
Missouri Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Make Compelling Arguments
So, how does the appellate process work? First, you must file a Notice of Appeal within 14-days of the entry of the judgment or order that you are appealing to preserve your right to appeal. Next, you must file an appellate brief with the court and serve it upon the government after filing record on appeal. That means you have a very small window of opportunity to review the trial record, devise a strategy and outline and write a clear, concise and persuasive appellate brief to be presented to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The federal criminal appeals attorneys at this Federal Criminal Appellate law firm will dedicate their time to thoroughly reviewing the trial court record, to analyze the arguments & evidence and to research the applicable law in order to present your strongest and most compelling arguments on appeal. Why? Because the success of every appeal depends on the appellate brief, the manner in which the issues are framed and the precision with which the argument are made to the busy panel of judges on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Experienced Missouri Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Advocate With Meaning
The final step in the appellate process is oral argument. The federal criminal appeals attorneys at our office are seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in post-conviction appeals. We prefer oral argument so that we can clarify your position, answer any questions and polish key points face-to-face with the judges who will decide your appeal. This personal touch gives you one more chance to convince the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the conviction, modify the sentence or remand the case back to the trial court for a new trial or hearing.
No federal criminal appeal is too small or too large to seek the professional help and protection that you deserve. We are here to serve you in your federal criminal conviction appeals in Missouri.