The criminal justice system can be biased and unjust, and it may seem like it’s out to get you. But the real reason you’re in this situation is because of the flaws in the system that put you at a disadvantage.

You may feel frustrated, angry, or hopeless because you don’t believe you did anything wrong. But the fact is, you need help to challenge your conviction or sentence, and that’s where we come in.

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we offer you a new way to approach your situation. With our experienced federal appeals lawyers, we can help you navigate the legal system and fight for justice.

We have a proven track record of success in cases just like yours, and we’ll guide you through the process step-by-step. Take action now and contact us today.

Louisiana Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Louisiana’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Louisiana 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, Louisiana had 548 federal criminal cases, making up 1% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 525 were felonies, and 21 were misdemeanors
  • 536 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 12 went to trial
  • 106 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 Louisiana

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

Louisiana Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Louisiana, such as the LSU Law Library and the Law Library of Louisiana, 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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana. 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: Louisiana Federal Appeals

What is the standard of review for a federal appeal in Louisiana?

The standard of review varies depending on the issue being raised on appeal. For example, factual findings made by the district court are generally reviewed for clear error, while legal questions are reviewed de novo (meaning the appellate court will review the issue without giving deference to the district court’s decision).

What happens if the appellate court overturns my conviction in Louisiana?

If the appellate court overturns your conviction, your case will be remanded (sent back) to the district court for further proceedings. You may be retried, resentenced, or released from custody, depending on the circumstances.

What is federal post-conviction relief?

Federal post-conviction relief is a legal process that allows a defendant who has been convicted in federal court to challenge their conviction or sentence after their direct appeal has been exhausted. This process is also known as a habeas corpus petition.

What are the possible outcomes of a federal appeal in Louisiana?

The possible outcomes of a federal appeal in Louisiana include upholding the lower court’s decision, reversing the decision and ordering a new trial or resentencing, or sending the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Louisiana Appellate Lawyers

Are you seeking to appeal a federal conviction in Louisiana? Don’t navigate the complex and often confusing process alone. You need experienced legal representation by your side. At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our team of appellate lawyers is here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

With high stakes and serious consequences, you need a legal team dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome. Our team is committed to working tirelessly on your behalf, building a strong case, gathering evidence, and crafting persuasive arguments highlighting any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred in your case.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us guide you through the process.