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If you were the subject and target of a federal criminal conviction in Oregon, our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers are here to protect the violation of your rights and liberties in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Innocent people can be convicted of crimes because of legal errors. But, our seasoned Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers provide relief when the system fails. We handle Federal Criminal Appeals exclusively in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Federal convictions carry a wide range of serious penalties, including restitution, fines and often a jail sentence. If you have been convicted of a federal crime and are subject to any of these penalties, you need to call the law firm that handles only Federal Criminal Appeals. We have extensive appellate experience and have the resources of dedicated lawyers to ensure you have zealous legal representation. We will give you a free consultation and a thorough explanation of the Federal Criminal Appeals process. 1-800-APPEALS.
Federal Criminal Appeals in Oregon are argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Federal Criminal Appeals coming from Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro, and other cities throughout Oregon. Our Federal Appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in Oregon, in all federal appellate courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent a diverse range of clients with criminal convictions involving violations of the RICO Act, the Hobbs Act, the False Claims Act, and those stemming from drug conspiracy, drug trafficking, drug possession, weapons possession and many, many other types of convictions. Most importantly, we handle appeals of cases that are resolved both by plea or after trial.
Oregon Federal Criminal Appeals In The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
To preserve your right to appeal your conviction you only have 14 days from the date your sentence was imposed to file a Notice of Appeal. This is probably the shortest deadline in any court system throughout the United States so it is important to immediately contact experienced and competent Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers. If you do miss the 14 day deadline, you will have only 30 days to file a motion to show that you have a good reason for missing it. Don’t count on this motion being granted. File your Notice of Appeal within the 14 days and obtain a copy for yourself. We have experience representing clients with federal criminal convictions, including but not limited to, the following:
- Violent crimes including assault with intent to commit murder, manslaughter, and murder;
- Mail fraud and wire fraud;
- White-collar crimes including bank fraud, bribery, conspiracy, corporate fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, and securities fraud;
- Drug crimes including conspiracy, manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, possession, and selling illegal controlled and non-controlled substances and narcotics;
- Firearm, explosives, and ammunition crimes including importing, producing, and selling guns and ammo across state lines;
- Gang prosecutions, extortion, kidnapping, and loan sharking;
- Heath care fraud including knowingly making false and fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims;
- Major crimes including arson, bank robberies, burglary, larceny, murder, and thefts;
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in Oregon: We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm
Federal Criminal Appeals in Oregon require experienced attorneys to handle the complexities of the appellate process. The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Oregon has its own procedural rules and substantive laws, which must be followed during the appellate process. Our federal criminal appeals lawyers are award-winning writers and orators. Your Federal Criminal Appeal requires experienced counsel and our attorneys can help. We have the tools, resources, and technology to allot the necessary amount of time to expose the errors to your conviction.
Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals is Our Business
Appealable issues take many forms, such as constitutional issues, procedural issues and evidentiary issues. They include the following:
- Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive Sentencing and Cruel and Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Home searches, business searches, and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Search and Seizure Statutes (4th Amendment);
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines;
- Arrest Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Due Process Rights (5th Amendment);
- Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
The Key to a Successful Federal Criminal Appeal in Oregon
Once the appealable issue is identified, our law firm is known for our well-written briefs with a detailed review of the trial court transcripts; errors and omissions are located in the record and time spent scrutinizing the trial transcripts is well worth the effort. We pride ourselves on crafting superior Federal Criminal Appellate briefs before Oregon Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. The federal criminal appeals lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi review the lower courts decision in Oregon with precision and focus to detail. In addition to well-written briefs, our lawyers appear before the Ninth Circuit to argue your case. Arguing before a panel of appellate judges may be a daunting task for some law firms. However, for the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi, oral argument is about strategically channeling the judges to focus on how the appellant’s rights were denied, violated, or ignored in the court below.
Federal Criminal Appeals in Washington and 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 pleaded 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 federal criminal appeals attorneys will review the waiver 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 on appeal.