Texas Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: Advocates With Impact
We Handle Federal Criminal Appeals In Texas And In The Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals
We are a boutique law firm experienced in protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. We serve Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, San Antonio and any city in Texas where federal criminal charges may arise. And because we are admitted in the Fifth 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 originating in Texas all the way to the highest court in the United States, if necessary. We have helped many people seek some of the following post-conviction relief:
- A direct appeal of your conviction, sentence or both;
- A collateral appeal raising issues outside of the trial court record;
- Motions for reconsideration seeking an acquittal, a new trial, an arrest of judgment or a sentence modification;
- Section 2255 motions to vacate a conviction or sentence based upon new evidence;
- Writs of Habeas Corpus;
- Motions for leniency, clemency or a pardon;
- Motion seeking modification of probation; and
- Motions seeking to expunge your criminal record.
Contact our Texas federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Suffering through federal criminal charges, the criminal trial process and a sentencing hearing can leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth. Often times the government spends enormous amounts of resources building a case in support of a long-list of charges. Of course, their first goal is to pressure you into pleading guilty by way of a plea bargain. When unsuccessful, they will use every trick in the book to secure a victory at trial and then seek the highest sentence provided by law. You can never recover the time lost defending yourself and the mark on your criminal record stays with you long after your finish serving your sentence. But there is a silver lining. You might have a right to seek post-conviction relief challenging the legality of your conviction, sentence or both, and we can help.
Our federal criminal appeals attorneys 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.
Texas Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Take Time to Thoroughly Review the Trial Court Proceedings for Prejudicial Legal Errors
The federal appeal attorneys at our firm are dedicated to defending your rights. We understand that a direct appeal is your best first-step in challenging the legality of your conviction, sentence or both. In a direct appeal, you are asking a higher court to review all of the documents, evidence, testimony and discussions between the court and the attorneys to assure that you were not denied due process of law. For convictions coming out of Texas, the higher court is the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Instead of one judge and a jury, there is a panel of very experienced judges who will be looking for prejudicial legal errors that negatively affected the outcome of your case.
We have years of appellate practice and experience finding and raising constitutional issues and violations committed by the police, the prosecution or the trial court include the following:
- 4th Amendment issues involving undercover officers, confidential police informants, illegal tracking of your automobile, boat, or plane, illegal wiretaps or your phone or computer and illegally obtained evidence improperly admitted;
- 5th Amendment violations such as denial of equal treatment, forced or coerced confessions or Miranda Rights violations;
- 6th Amendment errors such as deprival of a speedy and public trial, denial of your right to confront adverse witnesses and ineffective assistance of counsel;
- 8th Amendment violations such as the misapplication of federal sentencing guidelines resulting in an increased or unreasonable sentence or amounting to cruel and unusual punishment; and
- Convictions based upon improperly admitted or tainted evidence.
But do not take the appellate process and procedure lightly. Your appellate brief must be well-organized and well-written. Your arguments must be concise, well-reasoned and supported by statutory and case law. That is why you need to work with an experience federal criminal appeals attorneys like those at this Appellate Law Office. We understand criminal law, evidentiary law and the nuances of constitutional law necessary for success.
Texas Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys Are on Your Team
Our goal is to work with you to review the trial court record, to outline your options, to establish an appellate strategy and to write a clear, concise and persuasive appellate brief. We want to give your call for post-conviction relief every opportunity for success. So, when called upon to discuss the merits of your case during oral argument, we will review the record, make note of the finer points and anticipate the questions that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will likely ask. Even if your direct appeal is not successful, you can seek review by the Supreme Court of the United States or seek other forms or post-conviction relief.