You deserve a fair shot at justice, and our federal appeals lawyers are here to help you fight for it.
At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we have a proven track record of successfully overturning unjust convictions and sentences. With our help, you can get a second chance to tell your side of the story and fight for your rights.
We are dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Bank and Mortgage Fraud Overview
Bank and mortgage fraud are federal crimes that involve deceiving financial institutions and individuals to gain money or property through fraudulent means. These crimes can result in severe penalties for those convicted, including fines and imprisonment.
Some common types of bank and mortgage fraud include:
- Loan fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Check fraud
- Wire fraud
- Money laundering
If you have been convicted of bank and mortgage fraud charges, you need a federal appeals lawyer to represent you during the appeals process. An experienced federal appellate lawyer can review your case to determine whether there were any legal errors or inconsistencies in the original trial that could be challenged on appeal.
Grounds for Appealing Bank and Mortgage Fraud Convictions and Sentences
If you have been convicted of bank or mortgage fraud and are serving time in federal prison, you may have grounds for appealing your conviction or sentence. A successful appeal could result in a reduced sentence, a new trial, or even a complete dismissal of the charges against you.
To appeal your conviction or sentence, you will need the help of an experienced federal appellate lawyer. Your lawyer will review your case to determine if any legal errors occurred during your trial or sentencing that could provide grounds for an appeal.
Some common grounds for appeal in bank and mortgage fraud cases include:
- Insufficient evidence — If the prosecution did not present sufficient evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, you might be able to appeal your conviction on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
- Improper jury instructions — If the jury was given improper instructions or the instructions were incomplete, you may be able to appeal your conviction on the grounds of erroneous jury instructions.
- Ineffective assistance of counsel — If your trial lawyer did not provide effective representation, you might be able to appeal your conviction on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel.
- Sentencing errors — If errors were made in your sentencing, such as a miscalculation of your sentence or the imposition of an incorrect guideline range, you might be able to appeal your sentence on the grounds of sentencing errors.
The appeals process can be complex and time-consuming, and success is not guaranteed. However, with the help of our federal appellate lawyer, you can increase your chances of a successful appeal and potentially achieve a more favorable outcome.
How Our Federal Appeals Attorneys Help You
Our federal appeals attorneys are dedicated to helping clients convicted of bank or mortgage fraud achieve a successful appeal. We understand that the appeals process can be complex and overwhelming, and we are here to guide you through every step of the way.
Our federal appeals attorneys can help you:
- Review your case — Our attorneys will thoroughly review your case to identify any legal errors or issues that could provide grounds for an appeal.
- Develop an appeal strategy — Based on our review of your case, we will develop a comprehensive appeal strategy designed to maximize your chances of success.
- Draft persuasive briefs — Our attorneys are skilled legal writers who can craft persuasive briefs that effectively communicate your legal arguments to the appellate court.
- Represent you in oral arguments — If your case goes to oral argument, our attorneys will represent you in front of the appellate court.
- Keep you informed — We understand that the appeals process can be stressful and confusing, so we will keep you informed throughout.
At every stage of the appeals process, our federal appeals attorneys will work tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome for you.
Why Choose Our Law Firm for Your Bank and Mortgage Fraud Appeal
Choosing the right law firm to handle your bank or mortgage fraud appeal can be a crucial decision that could greatly impact the outcome of your case.
Here are some reasons Elizabeth Franklin-Best should be your top choice for your bank or mortgage fraud appeal:
- Knowledge — Our attorneys deeply understand the law and legal procedures related to bank and mortgage fraud appeals. We stay up-to-date on the latest developments in this area of the law and can use that knowledge to effectively advocate for you.
- Commitment — We are committed to fighting for your rights and pursuing the best possible outcome in your case. We will work tirelessly on your behalf and will not rest until we have achieved a successful result.
- Communication — We believe that communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship. We will be available to answer any questions.
- Resources — Our law firm has the resources and technology to handle complex federal appeals effectively. We use cutting-edge legal research tools and employ a team of skilled legal professionals to ensure that every aspect of your appeal is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Choosing the right law firm for your bank or mortgage fraud appeal can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and advocacy.
Contact Our Federal Appellate Attorneys Today
If you have been convicted of bank or mortgage fraud and believe that legal errors or issues could provide grounds for an appeal, please contact our law firm today.
At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our experienced federal appeals attorneys can help you navigate the appeals process and fight for your rights.
Time is of the essence in filing an appeal, so it is important to act quickly. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your bank or mortgage fraud appeal.
FAQ: Bank and Mortgage Fraud Appeals
How long do I have to file an appeal in a bank or mortgage fraud case?
The deadline to file an appeal in a bank or mortgage fraud case is generally 14 days after the entry of judgment or order. However, there may be circumstances that allow for an extension of time. It is important to consult with an experienced federal appeals attorney as soon as possible to ensure your appeal is filed within the appropriate time frame.
Can I represent myself in a bank or mortgage fraud appeal?
While it is possible to represent yourself in a bank or mortgage fraud appeal, it is generally not recommended. The appeals process is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the law and legal procedures. An experienced federal appeals attorney can provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively handle your appeal and maximize your chances of success.
Can I be released from prison while my appeal is pending?
In some cases, you may be able to be released from prison while your appeal is pending. Your attorney can file a motion for release pending appeal, which the court will consider based on factors such as the strength of your appeal and the risk of flight.