Our federal appeals lawyers at Elizabeth Franklin-Best can help you understand the legal complexities of your situation.

Don’t continue to struggle alone or rely on ineffective solutions. Our team can offer the legal guidance and representation you need. With our help, you can take a new approach to your legal situation and feel confident that you have a skilled advocate on your side. With our help, you may be able to achieve a more just outcome and move forward with your life.

Take the first step towards justice, and contact us today to learn how we can help you challenge your conviction or sentence.

Massachusetts Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Massachusetts’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Massachusetts 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, Massachusetts had 422 federal criminal cases, making up 0.7% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 413 were felonies, and four were misdemeanors
  • 413 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while nine went to trial
  • 58 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 Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Law Libraries

Various trial court law libraries throughout Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts. 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: Massachusetts Federal Appeals

What is the deadline for filing a notice of appeal in a Massachusetts federal case?

The deadline for filing a notice of appeal in a Massachusetts federal case is generally 14 days from sentencing.

What is the standard of review for appeals in Massachusetts federal cases?

The standard of review for appeals in Massachusetts federal cases varies depending on the issue being appealed. For questions of law, the standard is de novo, meaning the appeals court will review the issue without deferring to the trial court’s decision. For factual issues, the standard is typically an abuse of discretion, which means the appeals court will only overturn the trial court’s decision if it is clearly unreasonable.

What happens if I win my federal appeal in Massachusetts?

If you win your federal appeal in Massachusetts, the case will be remanded or sent back to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the appellate court’s decision. The district court will then either enter a new judgment or order a new trial, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Can I raise new issues on appeal in Massachusetts federal cases?

In most cases, you cannot raise new issues on appeal in Massachusetts federal criminal cases not raised at the trial level. This is because the purpose of an appeal is to review the legal issues already presented to the trial court, not to retry the case or introduce new evidence.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Massachusetts Appellate Lawyers

Are you dealing with a federal conviction in Massachusetts and looking to appeal? Don’t leave your future to chance. Trust your case to the experienced and knowledgeable appellate lawyers at Elizabeth Franklin-Best.

We have a proven track record of success in fighting for our client’s rights and achieving favorable outcomes on appeal. Our team will work tirelessly to build a strong case, gather crucial evidence, and craft persuasive arguments to highlight any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred in your case.

The federal appeals process can be complex and confusing, but our team has the skills to guide you through every step. Don’t wait to take action—contact us today and let us fight for the justice you deserve.