We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm
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Have you been arrested, convicted and unfairly treated? If you’re a Washington resident and you’ve been convicted of a federal crime, you have a right to appeal your case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. You will have a chance to argue your case before a higher court to ensure your legal rights are protected.
We are a boutique Federal Criminal Appeals law firm admitted to practice in the Ninth Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Our Federal Criminal Appeals lawyers have unique experience and insight with the Federal Appellate System in both the Eastern District of Washington and the Western District of Washington. There are many law firms that have an appeals “area” to their firm or someone within the firm that occasionally handles appeals. We focus on Federal Criminal Appeals. Federal convictions can 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. Our exclusive practice gives us intimate knowledge of the issues you are facing. We are here to protect those falsely accused of a crime and to ensure that the accused’s rights are protected. We will give you a free consultation and a thorough explanation of the Federal Criminal Appeals process. Our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to guide you through the system and assess your case. Call us at 1-800-APPEALS.
Where To Appeal In Washington
Federal Criminal Appeals in Washington are argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Federal Criminal Appeals coming from Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver. Our federal appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in Washington, in all federal appellate courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients with criminal convictions of all different types and most importantly, we can represent you whether you were convicted by guilty plea or a trial. There are always options available to you and we’re here to make sure you take full advantage of your rights.
Washington Federal Criminal Appeals In The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Gang prosecutions, extortion, kidnapping, and loan sharking;
- Heath care fraud including knowingly making false and fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims;
- 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;
- Major crimes including arson, bank robberies, burglary, larceny, murder, and thefts; and
- Violent crimes including assault with intent to commit murder, manslaughter, and murder. Mail fraud and wire fraud;
Successful Federal Criminal Appeals in Washington: We Are The Federal Criminal Appeals Law Firm
Navigating a Federal Criminal Appeal from the State of Washington and into the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals can be complicated. Each Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has its own procedural rules and substantive laws, which must be followed during the appellate process, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington is no different. With our firm you can rest assured that we are equipped to guide you through the process and get you the best results possible. We are dedicated, diligent, and detail-oriented and that is exactly what you need when writing briefs and making oral arguments – two crucial elements of the Federal Criminal Appeals process.
Experts at Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals
We are specialists at identifying legal issues in every federal appeal, and we persuasively craft and present appealable issues stemming from an in-depth look at the entire record which includes pre-trial motions, the trial itself, and sentencing hearing. Appealable issues take many forms, such as constitutional issues, procedural issues and evidentiary issues. They also include the following:
- Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Excessive Sentencing and Cruel and Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
- Search and Seizure Statutes (4th Amendment);
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Home searches, business searches, and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Arrest Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Due Process Rights (5th Amendment);
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines;
- Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
The Key to a Successful Federal Criminal Appeal in Washington is the Appellate Brief
The best federal appeal lawyers in Washington and across the United States combine 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. The federal criminal appeals lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi leave no stone unturned and every inch of the trial record is scrutinized for error.
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.
Winning Federal Criminal Appeals
We pride ourselves on crafting superior federal criminal appellate briefs before Washington Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. Arguing before a panel of appellate judges is not for the faint of heart. 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.