We are Federal Criminal Appeals
Federal Criminal Appeals to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey are argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal criminal appeals coming from Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton, New Brunswick and all other parts of New Jersey. We are a boutique federal criminal appeals law firm admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Our federal appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in New Jersey, in all federal appeals courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients with criminal convictions involving violations of the RICO Act, the Hobbs Act, and convictions stemming from narcotics trafficking by plea or after trial. Some of the related areas of appellate practice include convictions involving the following:
- RICO Act Violations;
- Hobbs Ace Violations;
- Organized Crime;
- International transport of narcotics;
- The sale and possession of narcotics;
- Conspiracy to buy and sell narcotics across state lines;
- Sales involving undercover agents;
- Sales of narcotics to cooperating witnesses;
- Criminal Possession of weapons
- All homicide convictions.
Contact our New Jersey federal appeals lawyers at 1-800-APPPEALS.
Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals is Our Business
Because we are focused on Federal Criminal Appeals, we have the experience and ability to identify the winning appealable issues in your case. These include, but are not limited to, Constitutional violations by the police, trial court, the lawyers and the jury.
- Illegal arrests violating the Fourth Amendment
- Ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment
- Errors in the Federal Rules of Evidence
- Errors in jury instruction
- Constitutional errors
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines errors
Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey: The Secret to Successful Federal Appeals
Federal appeals are challenging and complex because each circuit court of appeals has their own procedural and substantive rules and laws, which must be followed during the appellate process. For example, the Third Circuit’s rules regarding the timeliness of appeals and formatting of briefs can be very different from the Second Circuit because each circuit has different standards. Because our lawyers are award winning writers and orators whose appellate briefs and arguments are closely monitored for detail, our New Jersey clients can rest assured that they will have the best legal representation.
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey start with the Appellate Brief
The best federal appeals lawyers combine a well-written brief with a detailed review of trial court transcripts because transcripts are where errors and omissions are found. Our lawyers handle federal criminal appeals in New Jersey before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals by scrutinizing every word in the trial and pre-trial transcripts. We leave no stone unturned to uncover the best legal issues to raise and present in the appellate brief and create the best chance of winning the appeal.
Award Winning Lawyers Win Federal Criminal Appeals
We pride ourselves crafting superior federal appellate briefs and oral arguments because our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. Convincing an appellate panel of judges in less than 10 minutes is not for the faint of heart. However, we view oral argument strategically as an opportunity for persuasion on the legal issues that matter most to your case. Channeling the argument before the judges to focus on how the appellant’s rights were denied, violated, or ignored by busy trial judges.
Our clients in New Jersey are those that have been convicted of a myriad of crimes including Hobbs Act violations, RICO Act violations, racketeering, loan sharking, gambling and many others. Call us. We will write and argue the best criminal appeal possible based upon the mistakes and over-looked discrepancies of the lower court.
Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey: 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 pled 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 staff of attorneys will review the waiver of appeal 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 an appeal.
Trial court judges, lawyers, and jurists make mistakes every day because human beings are not perfect. However, the attorneys at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi are experienced in finding trial court mistakes, including abuse of discretion of a waiver of appeal, which gives you a better chance on appeal.