New Mexico Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Know the Appellate Process And Advocate With Impact
We Are Federal Criminal Appeals
We are a boutique Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm, and we handle only Federal Criminal Appeals. We know Federal Criminal law and how to apply and assert those laws in your favor. Knowing and understanding your rights after you have been convicted of a Federal Crime is, by necessity, the place you must start. Consult with expert Federal Criminal Appellate lawyers that will inform you and develop an individualized strategy for your case. Whether you took a plea or went to trial, the first step in a successful Federal Criminal Appeal is being informed and hiring the Appellate Lawyers with the right experience.
The government will relentlessly pursue a conviction and harsh sentence against those charged with violating federal law. They will devote unlimited resources to investigating and collecting evidence. They will ask you to plead guilty, even when you are innocent, in exchange for leniency. And, they will take all measures necessary to obtain a conviction. If the system has failed you and your lawyer or the judge or the jury has overlooked the important points, it is time to hire a the firm dedicated to Federal Criminal Appeals that will begin the fight for your rights under the Federal Criminal Laws and the U.S. Constitution. If your conviction, sentence or both are the result of legal errors or constitutional violations, you might have a right to appeal, and we can help.
Contact our New Mexico Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Our boutique Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm is experienced in protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. We serve all United States District Courts in New Mexico appealing to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. This includes any city within New Mexico where a Federal Crime may have arisen, including Albuquerque, Artesia, Carlsbad, Espanola, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe and many other cities in New Mexico. We are admitted in the Tenth 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 New Mexico 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:
- Major fraud including deceptive accounting, insider trading, falsification of corporate financial information, identify theft, tax evasion, insurance fraud, bank fraud, wire & mail fraud, mortgage fraud and fraud committed against federal agencies;
- Human smuggling, international organized crime, gang activity, immigration crimes and RICO violations;
- Drug crimes, firearm crimes and money laundering;
- Health care fraud, procurement fraud, illegal diversion or dispensation of prescription drugs and bankruptcy;
- Terrorism and national security violations;
- Public corruption, export and customs violations, child exploitation and environmental crimes;
- Robbery, home invasion, felons in possession of firearms, assaults on federal agents, kidnapping, bank robbery and armored car robbery; and
- Passport and visa fraud, counterfeiting of currency, impersonating federal agents, fraud involving Social Security, the Veterans Administration and the Postal Service.
New Mexico Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Search for the Needle in the Haystack
Why is post-conviction relief important? Because our law guarantees to everyone certain rights, and our Constitution governs the method and manner in which trials are conducted. The rights of those accused of violating federal law are protected under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments to our Constitution. The Supreme Court’s interpretation of those rights and the appropriate application of those rights to your case is paramount to insuring that you receive fair treatment throughout the appellate process.
What are some of the post-conviction options available? The good news is that you have options to challenge your conviction, sentence or both. The choice depends upon the trial court record and the timing of your request, as well as your needs, expectations and goals. The federal criminal appeals attorneys at our boutique Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm have helped many people seek some of the following relief:
- A motion for reconsideration seeking an acquittal, a new trial, an arrest of judgment or a sentence modification;
- A direct appeal of your conviction, sentence or both based upon the trial court record;
- A collateral appeal based upon new evidence or claims of ineffective assistance of counsel;
- A Writ of Habeas Corpus alleging arbitrary and wrongful imprisonment;
- A motion for leniency, clemency or a pardon; and
- A motion seeking to modify the terms of probation.
What does “post-conviction relief” mean? Basically, “post-conviction relief” is a request made to have your conviction, sentence or both reviewed. In direct appeals, your challenge is based entirely upon the trial court record and made to a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. For convictions originating in New Mexico, the court of appeals is the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In collateral challenges, such as Habeas Corpus or Coram Nobis petitions, your case may not be based exclusively upon issues or information contained in the trial court record. Because additional fact-finding is necessary, collateral appeals are made to the trial court to allow the judge to make a decision on an issue that directly affects the conviction, sentence or both.
On direct appeals, will the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decide if I am innocent or guilty? No. The panel of judges will review the trial court proceedings to make sure that your conviction, sentence or both were not made in violation of the law or your Constitutional rights. But, the panel of judges will only review your case if you make a formal request and submit an appellate brief.
New Mexico Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Are Notable Attorneys, Writers and Orators
What is an appellate brief? Appeals are made by submitting a written appellate brief. It is in this document that you must present evidence of legal errors made during the trial court proceedings, make arguments supported by law as to why they were prejudicial and in violation of your constitutional rights and explain what must be done to correct the mistake. The federal criminal appeals lawyers at the our boutique Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm have years of appellate experience and are capable of spotting the appealable human and legal errors.
How do I start the appellate process? Contact the our firm immediately because the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will not do the work for you. We know the law. We understand the appellate process. We have experience finding appealable issues. And, we are celebrated attorneys capable of writing a clear, concise and persuasive appellate brief.
Post-conviction relief is your last opportunity to seek justice from a court of law.