You may feel like the system is stacked against you. You don’t believe you did anything wrong, but now you’re facing a sentence that doesn’t fit the crime.

It’s frustrating and unfair, and you need help to fight for justice. But the truth is most people who try to navigate the appeals process on their own end up failing.

That’s where Elizabeth Franklin-Best comes in. Our team of federal appeals lawyers has a deep understanding of the legal system and can provide you with guidance and support.

We’ve helped countless clients challenge their convictions and sentences, and we can fight for the best outcome for you. Don’t wait any longer to get the justice you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.

Kentucky Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Kentucky’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Kentucky 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 703 federal criminal cases in Kentucky, making up 1.2% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 675 were felonies and 25 were misdemeanors
  • 683 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 20 went to trial
  • 166 federal appeals were filed

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 Kentucky

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

Kentucky Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Kentucky, such as the Law Library at Rosenberg College of Law and the State Law Library, offer 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 Kentucky. 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 Kentucky. 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: Kentucky Federal Appeals

What issues can be raised on appeal in Kentucky?

Generally, a defendant can raise any legal errors that occurred during their trial or sentencing, including issues related to evidence, jury instructions, sentencing guidelines, and constitutional violations.

What is the deadline for filing a federal appeal in Kentucky?

In most cases, a defendant has 14 days from the entry of judgment to file a notice of appeal with the district court. However, there are some exceptions, and it is best to consult with an experienced appellate attorney to determine the specific deadline in your case.

Can new evidence be presented on appeal in Kentucky?

Typically, no. Appeals are based on the record of the trial court, which includes evidence and testimony presented at trial. However, in rare circumstances, a defendant may be able to introduce new evidence if they can show that it was not available at the time of trial and that it could not have been discovered with due diligence.

Do I need an appellate attorney to handle my federal appeal in Kentucky?

While you have the right to represent yourself on appeal, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of an experienced appellate attorney. Appeals are highly technical and complex, and an attorney can help you navigate the process and increase your chances of success.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Kentucky Federal Appellate Lawyers

If you’ve been convicted of a federal crime in Kentucky and want to appeal, don’t leave your future to chance. Trust the experienced legal representation of Elizabeth Franklin-Best. Our dedicated attorneys will work tirelessly to build a strong case, gather evidence, and craft persuasive arguments to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Don’t delay, contact us today and let us guide you through the complexities of the federal appeals process in Kentucky. Take the first step towards justice and schedule your consultation now.