At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to our clients in their time of need.

Our team includes a skilled and experienced Georgia federal appeals lawyer with a proven track record of successfully navigating the appeals process and fighting for our clients’ rights. We understand the nuances of federal law and are committed to building a compelling case on your behalf, whether you’ve been charged with a white-collar crime or drug offense.

Don’t let a conviction or sentence define your future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you fight for your rights in federal appeals court.

Georgia Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Georgia’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Georgia is critical to fighting against a system that may seem stacked against you.

According to the 2021 Federal Sentencing Statistics, in the fiscal year 2021, there were 1,373 federal criminal cases in Georgia, making up 2.4% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 1,186 were felonies and 180 were misdemeanors
  • 1350 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 23 went to trial
  • 134 federal appeals were filed

Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in Georgia.

By knowing the trends and patterns of federal convictions and appeals in the state, you can better understand the legal landscape and make informed decisions about your case.

Helpful Federal Appeals Resources in Georgia

Several resources are available to individuals seeking federal appeals assistance in Georgia.

Georgia Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Georgia, such as the Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia and the State of Georgia Law Library, offer free access to legal resources, including information on federal appeals. Patrons can use these libraries to research their cases and seek guidance from knowledgeable staff.

United States Courts Website

The United States Courts website provides information on the federal judiciary, including the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Georgia. The website offers resources such as court forms, rules, and procedures to help individuals better understand the federal appeals process and requirements.

Federal Inmate Search

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) website offers a mobile-friendly search tool to help locate a specific inmate in their custody. By providing the inmate’s name or register number, you can access information such as their current location, release date, and contact information for the institution where they are housed. This resource can be especially helpful for loved ones searching for an incarcerated family member or friend.

Our Federal Appeals Practice Areas

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we understand that a federal conviction is life-changing. We are committed to providing comprehensive and effective legal representation in various federal appeals practice areas. Our team deeply understands the nuances of federal law and the complex appeals process.

Below are some of the areas our firm handles:

Our firm boasts a track record of successful representative cases for federal appeals cases in Georgia. Our approach focuses on meticulous case analysis, exhaustive research, and persuasive argumentation, ensuring the best possible outcome for clients. If you have a case you want us to review, contact us today for an honest evaluation.

FAQ: Georgia Federal Appeals

Can I file a Georgia federal appeal if I plea bargained in the district court?

Generally, no. If you entered into a plea agreement in the district court, you have waived your right to appeal the judgment or sentence. However, there may be some limited circumstances in which you can still file an appeal, and it is best to consult with an attorney to determine whether this is possible in your case.

What happens if I win my Georgia federal appeal?

If you lose your Georgia Federal Appeal, the district court’s decision will stand, and you will not be able to appeal further unless you have grounds to seek review by the United States Supreme Court.

What is the process for filing a Georgia Federal Appeal?

The process for filing a Georgia federal appeal involves preparing and filing a notice of appeal with the district court, which must be done within the applicable time frame. The party filing the appeal must then file a brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals outlining the arguments for why the district court’s decision should be overturned. There may also be oral arguments before the court.

How long do I have to file a Georgia federal appeal?

Generally, a party has 30 days from the date of the district court’s final judgment or order to file a Georgia federal appeal. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, and it is best to consult with an attorney to determine the applicable deadline in your case.

What are the fees associated with filing a Georgia federal appeal?

There are several fees associated with filing a Georgia federal appeal, including a filing fee, docketing fee, and fees for copies of court records. These fees can add up to several hundred dollars, but there are provisions for indigent litigants to request a waiver of these fees.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Georgia Appellate Lawyers

When facing a federal conviction appeal in Georgia, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Our team at Elizabeth Franklin-Best is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We will work closely with you to build a strong case, gather evidence, and develop persuasive arguments to highlight any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred.

Contact us today to get guidance and support throughout the complex federal appeals process in Georgia.