Wisconsin Federal Criminal Appeals Attorneys: Advocates With Impact
Handling Federal Criminal Appeals In Wisconsin And The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
We are a boutique law firm that only handles Federal Criminal Appeals. We have vast and intensive experience in the Federal Appellate arena. We focus our practice on protecting individual and corporate clients in complex federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. We serve all of Wisconsin including Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and many other cities in Wisconsin. And because we are admitted in the Seventh 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 all the way to the top. We have helped many people to seek some of the following post-conviction relief:
- A direct appeal of a conviction, sentence or both;
- A collateral appeal raising issues outside of the trial court record;
- Section 2254 and 2255 motions to vacate a conviction or sentence based upon new evidence, known as Writs of Habeas Corpus;
- Writs of Errors Coram Nobis
- Motions for leniency, clemency or a pardon;
- Motion seeking modification of probation; and
- Motions seeking to expunge your criminal record.
The duty of every attorney is to make sure that a citizen accused of a crime is not deprived of life, liberty and property unless he or she receives a fair trial and the government proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt in a fair manner. In fact, the Constitution of the United States guarantees to everyone certain rights including the following:
- The right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures (4th Amendment);
- The right not to be tried twice for the same crime once a verdict of not-guilty has been issued (5th Amendment);
- The right to justice and due process of law (5th Amendment);
- The right to be informed of your rights by police when being arrested referred to as Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
- The right to a speedy and public trial (6th Amendment);
- The right to be represented by an attorney (6th Amendment);
- The right to a trial by jury (6th Amendment);
- The right to have a reasonable bail set (8th Amendment); and
- The right to not be sentenced to what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment (8th Amendment).
The Supreme Court of the United States has interpreted these constitutional safeguards to assure that the government does not abuse its responsibilities towards the people. However, despite these protections, prosecutors engage in misconduct to win, busy judges sometimes turn a blind-eye and even trial attorneys make critical errors. The good news is that there are many post-conviction options available to correct mistakes, and we can help.
Contact our Wisconsin federal criminal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Wisconsin Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Will Answer the Call
Challenging the legality of a federal criminal conviction, sentence or both requires immediate action. Why? Because the Federal Rules of Appellate Practice require the following:
- You must file a Notice of Appeal within 14-days of the entry of the judgment or order that you are appealing to preserve your right to appeal;
- You must file a statement of the issues presented on appeal within 14-days of the Notice of Appeal; and
- You must file an appellate brief with the court and serve it upon the government after filing the record on appeal.
You must also employ a strategy of attack when challenging the legality of your federal criminal conviction, sentence or both. Why? Because the outcome of your appeal will depend entirely upon the written appellate brief that you submit. In Wisconsin, you must submit your appellate brief to the panel of judges sitting on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. It is in this appellate brief that you must outline the prejudicial legal errors, present your argument supported by law and outline solutions. The busy judges will not do the work for you, nor will they spend ample amounts of time trying to understand your positions. That is why is it is important to work with a zealous attorney with a deep understanding of appellate process and procedure, the nuances of constitutional, criminal and evidentiary law and the technical issues underlying the application and interpretation of statutory and case law. We have experience in a wide-range of federal criminal appeals including the following:
- Financial fraud;
- Public corruption;
- Civil rights violations and hate crimes;
- Bank and mortgage fraud;
- Mail and wire fraud;
- Health care fraud;
- Environmental and regulatory crimes;
- Immigration offenses;
- Organized crime and gang activity;
- Drug trafficking;
- Violations of federal firearms laws;
- Bank and commercial robberies;
- National security offenses;
- Sophisticated computer offenses;
- Crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking; and
- Crimes taking place in Indian Country.
Wisconsin Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyers Will Not Back Down
Under certain circumstances, the panel of judges sitting on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will request that your attorney appear in court to discuss the merits of the case. We welcome this opportunity to once again reaffirm how your rights were violated and to emphasize that corrective action is warranted. We understand that a successful appeal can result in the reversal of your conviction, a modification of your sentence or a new trial or hearing. Therefore, we will prepare tirelessly to defend your interest.
On appeal, we are looking for the best results – the results that you expect and deserve.