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How to Challenge a Federal Criminal Conviction

July 3, 2020 Federal Criminal Attorneys

How to Challenge a Federal Criminal Conviction

It may still be possible to appeal the decision even after conviction in a federal court following criminal allegations. Provided you act quickly, you have the right to appeal the federal judge’s decision. Our federal defense lawyers can help you work through the post-conviction process to determine what options will work best for you. Our firm has an extensive experience in federal criminal cases as well as federal appeals. We know what it takes to win and are prepared to put in the work to ensure you get the best possible result in your case. It is critical to act fast so that you don’t lose your right to appeal. Additionally, it is important that you prepare for a long and complex legal battle because appeals regularly take up to a year. Have our team on your side and challenge a federal criminal conviction with our experienced attorneys.

Our firm is committed to providing exceptional federal defense representation to clients. With our licensed federal attorneys, we constantly build a solid reputation in criminal defense. As you are our top priority, we can develop a strategic defense based on the specifics of your case and will do everything possible to defend your best interests. Get in touch with us to set up a free case consultation with an experienced appellate defense lawyer who is qualified to handle federal cases. Your lawyer will work together with the rest of our team to make sure your rights and freedom are protected and that your best interests are continuously pursued. Don’t hesitate with so much at stake; contact our firm now to learn more.

Directly Appeal a Federal Criminal Decision

If you act quickly, you can directly appeal the decision in your federal criminal case. You only have 14 days to file an appeal after a sentence is set. Therefore, you need to secure an experienced federal appeals lawyer the soonest possible time. In a direct appeal, you will have a chance to lay out all the issues you have with the decision, including court errors, judicial errors, jury errors, or other legal issues and misconduct that occurred throughout the case. Persuading a higher court that the decision the judge made was unjust or otherwise unlawful is a high standard to meet. It is crucial that you work with a clever attorney who knows how to handle appeals in federal cases.

If you lost your initial case, don’t continue trying to get a better result without changing your approach. Hire a more experienced federal defense attorney who can help you ramp up your efforts and aggressively battle back against the possibility of harsh penalty.

Writ of Habeas Corpus in Federal Criminal Cases

28 U.S.C. 2255 also allows for an appeal before a higher court. This section of the law, also known as a habeas petition or a 2255 can be invoked anytime a person is incarcerated and believes that incarceration is due to a violation of their rights. In many cases, a habeas petition is used to point out errors that your own ineffectual lawyer made that caused you to lose the case. If your legal representative was ineffective, you may have the opportunity to continue your fight with a more competent and experienced defense attorney on your side. To find out more about how to assess your options and what it takes to win an appeal, contact our team now.

Our Approach to Federal Appeals

Our team of skilled defense lawyers is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help you get an unprejudiced outcome in your case. We are aware that courts make mistakes but with our extensive experience and knowledge, we can work with you to bring those mistakes to light through post-conviction motions and appeals. Get in touch with us today so we can begin working with you. Let’s go over all of your available options and decide upon a strategic case defense that best suits your interests. Don’t wait longer; fight for a better case result with our federal appellate attorneys now. You may also schedule for a free legal consultation at your most convenient time by calling our toll free number or sending us a message online.

If either  you or your loved one has been convicted of a crime in a federal court following criminal allegations, it could still be a possibility to appeal the judge’s decision. As long as you act quickly, you do have the right to appeal the federal judge’s verdict.  A skilled federal defense attorney can help you push through the post-conviction process to figure out what options will work best in your situation. Again, be warned that it is critical that you act quickly, however, so that you don’t forfeit your right to appeal. In addition, it is crucial that you get yourself ready for a long and complex legal battle.  Federal appeals customarily take upwards of a year. 

Directly Appeal a Federal Criminal Decision

If you move quickly, you can directly appeal the decision in your federal criminal matter. After a sentence is handed down, you have a mere 14 days to file your appeal, so you need to secure an experienced federal appeals lawyer as soon as possible. In a direct appeal, you will have an opportunity to lay out all the issues you have with the decision.  These issues could include court errors, judicial errors, jury errors, or other legal issues and misconduct that took place throughout the case. You would have to convince a higher court that the decision the judge came to was unjust or otherwise unlawful.  This is a high standard to reach. It is extremely important that you work with a seasoned attorney who knows how to handle appeals in federal cases.

If you lost your initial case, it doesn’t make sense to continue trying to get a better outcome without changing your approach. A smart move is to retain a more experienced federal attorney who can help you step up your efforts and aggressively fight back against the possibility of harsh punishment.

Writ of Habeas Corpus Federal Criminal Cases

If you are already incarcerated, you can get some relief from the filing of 28 U.S.C. 2255.  This motion allows for an appeal before a higher court. This section of the law, also referred to as a habeas petition or a 2255, can be invoked in the event that a person is incarcerated and is of the belief that incarceration is due to a violation of his or her constitutional rights. In a multitude of cases, a habeas petition is employed to highlight errors that your own ineffective attorney made which caused you to lose your case. If it was your legal counsel that was ineffective, you can now take the opportunity to carry on in your fight with a more competent attorney on your team. 

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