Puerto Rico Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: Advocates With Impact
We Handle Federal Criminal Appeals In Puerto Rico And The First Circuit Court Of Appeals
We are a Federal Criminal Appeals law firm that works in the Federal Appellate arena exclusively. Our experience is centered in Federal Criminal Law and protecting the Constitutional rights of our clients. We are all too aware that the justice system that is supposed to protect and serve the public often goes awry and mistakes are made. The Judges, prosecutors, and the police that are supposed to uphold the law are human and make mistakes and commit errors, both unintentional and intentional. That is where we come in. The Federal Criminal Appeal ensures that the Federal criminal trials that are supposed to be balanced, fair, and unbiased, are precisely that. We peruse the Federal Criminal laws and the U.S. Constitution to make sure all your rights are protected. In fact, the Constitution of the United States guarantees to everyone certain rights including the following:
- The right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures (4th Amendment);
- The right to due process of law (5th Amendment);
- The right to remain silent when questioned by law enforcement (5th Amendment);
- The right not to be tried twice for the same crime (5th Amendment);
- The right to a speedy and public trial (6th Amendment);
- The right to confront witnesses against you (6th Amendment);
- The right to adequate legal representation (6th Amendment);
- The right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment (8th Amendment); and
- The right to be Free from excessive sentences (8th Amendment).
Despite these Constitutional protections, every day innocent people are wrongly convicted and given harsh sentences. But, there is hope. Everyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal, and we can help.
That is why you need to work with knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who focus on federal criminal appeals. We are a boutique law firm concentrated on protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals. We are admitted to practice in the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. So, we can and represent you in appealing your federal criminal conviction originating in San Juan, Bayamón, Carolina, Poncé, Mayagüez or anywhere else in Puerto Rico.
Contact our Puerto Rico federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Knowledgeable Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Uncover Trial Court Errors
The federal government has an enormous amount of resources at its disposal with which to investigate and gather evidence in support of federal criminal charges. Federal prosecutors, with a quantity over quality mentality, will bring every charge possible against you. Due to the complexity of the trial, and overburdened courts, judges and jurists can overlook important issues when rendering their decisions. The federal criminal appeals attorneys at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi are passionate about representing clients with some of the following criminal convictions:
- Drug crimes and narcotics crimes including manufacturing, distribution, possession and selling illegal substances;
- Federal firearm crimes including importing, producing and selling guns and ammo across state lines and national boundaries;
- Domestic and international drug trafficking and arms trafficking;
- Organized crime, conspiracy, RICO Act, extortion, Hobbs At, loan sharking, mail fraud and wire fraud;
- White collar crimes including heath care fraud, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy, corporate fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, money laundering, public corruption and securities fraud;
- Crimes involving the exploitation of children; and
- Violent crimes and major crimes including carjacking, kidnapping, arson, bank robberies, manslaughter and murder.
Puerto Rico Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Protect Your Constitutional Rights
So, what can be done? The outcome depends on the strategy and the trial court record. But generally, the following post-conviction relief can be sought:
- A new trial or hearing;
- A new or reduced sentenced;
- Leniency, clemency or a pardon;
- Overturning a judgment or conviction;
- Habeas Corpus;
- Early termination of probation; and
- Expungement and restoration of civil rights.
In order to create a strategy, our lawyers will read the voluminous trial court record, analyze the trial court procedure, evaluate the evidence presented and arguments made and then research the substantive law applicable to your case. This takes time. But, our federal criminal appeals attorneys combine experience with technology to streamline the process. If a legal error affected your trial, conviction or sentence, we can help you locate and present it on appeal. Some of the most commons issues raised on appeal include the following:
- Evidence obtained using illegal Dog Sniff Searches (4th Amendment);
- Evidence retrieved without a Warrant or with improper Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Evidence illegally secured during home searches, business searches and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Evidence procured through unreasonable Search and Seizures (4th Amendment);
- Evidence admitted in violation of the Federal Rules of Evidence;
- Legal errors due to Due Process violations (5th Amendment);
- Legal error due to Miranda Rights violations (5th Amendment);
- Errors due to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment);
- Violations of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines; and
- Unreasonable, excessive or illegal sentences (8th Amendment).
Eloquent Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Tell Your Side of the Story
Appealing a federal criminal conviction is the most important first and last step to take in order to safeguard your rights, your liberty and your life. The federal criminal appeals attorneys at our firm will work tirelessly to write a powerful and persuasive brief because the brief is the first chance to make a good impression upon the judges on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. And when called upon by the court to attend an oral argument, we will prepare without rest until we are satisfied that we can clarify to the judges how your rights were denied, violated and ignored. You may not have received a fair trial, but we will fight for your rights on appeal.