Montana Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: Appellate Attorneys With Impact
Consult With Us And Make an Informed Decision: We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
Appealing a federal criminal conviction, sentence or both is your right. This should have been explained to you at the conclusion of your federal criminal trial by the judge, as well as your attorney. However, it is likely that the appellate process and procedure were not explained to you in detail, or at all. Or worse, perhaps the entire ordeal left you feeling like nothing could be done. Don’t despair, you have options, and we can help you understand and explore your post-conviction option including the following:
- A direct appeal of your conviction, sentence or both;
- A collateral appeal raising issues outside of the trial court record;
- Section 2254 and 2255 motions to vacate a conviction or sentence, 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.
Our boutique law firm is experienced in protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. We serve Federal Criminal Appeals coming out of the United States District Court in the District of Montana as well as any Federal Crimes arising in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula and many other cities in Montana. And because we are admitted in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., we can represent you in appealing your federal criminal conviction all the way to the top. We have experience in a wide-range of federal criminal appeals including the following:
- Complex computer crimes such as hacking and identity theft;
- Robbery, burglary, theft of computers and their components;
- Financial crimes including fraud, forgery and theft of funds committed by electronic means;
- Exploitation of children;
- Drug crimes;
- Counterfeiting crimes involving the creating and printing of checks, money orders, negotiable securities and store coupons;
- Telecommunications crimes such as cell phone cloning and creating false communications; and Homicide and violent crimes.
Contact our Montana federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Montana Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Manage the Appellate Process
Before launching a direct appeal of an adverse decision, it is important that your federal criminal appeals lawyers understand your needs, desires and expectations, what happened during trial and the likelihood of success on appeal. The outcome of your appeal relies entirely upon the trial court record and a written appellate brief prepared and submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But, the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure gives you a very limited window within which to act. First, you must reserve 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, we will review the trial court record, outline an appellate strategy, conduct legal research, write and submit an appellate brief outlining your arguments and positions.
This is no small task. The federal criminal appellate attorneys at our office understand the process and procedure. Every appeal is different, and every appeal requires a different approach and appellate strategy. We have the tools and the talent to find, raise and persuasively argue constitutional violations including the following:
- Illegally obtained evidence improperly admitted in support of the government’s case in violation of the Fourth Amendment and the Federal Rules of Evidence;
- Legal errors violating due process and Miranda Rights under the Fifth Amendment;
- Legal errors committed by Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment;
- Violations of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines; and
- Unreasonable, excessive or illegal sentences in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Montana Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Make the Most of Your Appeal
On appeal, we are looking for the best results. If successful, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will either reverse the conviction, sentence or both or remand the case back to the trial court with instructions for a new trial or sentencing hearing. And while normally an appeal is decided based entirely upon your written appellate brief, sometimes the panel of judges will request that your attorney appear for oral argument.
The federal criminal appeals attorneys our office are celebrated writers, orators and lawyers. We take the appellate process seriously and use every opportunity to advance the merits of your case, highlight the legal errors committed and persuade the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to correct the mistake. Therefore, when called upon the court to answer questions about your case during oral argument, we will work tirelessly to prepare on your behalf.