You may be struggling with an unjust conviction or sentence and feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. But the truth is, there may be more to your situation than you realize.

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our federal appeals lawyers can help you understand the root cause of your situation. With our experience, we can fight for your rights and challenge the conviction or sentence.

Don’t try to fight the system alone. Other solutions may have failed, but we have the knowledge and experience to help. Take the first step towards justice, and contact us today.

Maryland Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Maryland’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Maryland 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 525 federal criminal cases in Maryland, making up 0.9% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 499 were felonies, and 20 were misdemeanors
  • 511 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 14 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 Maryland

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

Maryland Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Maryland, such as the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and other state law libraries, 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 Maryland. 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 Maryland. 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: Maryland Federal Appeals

Do I need a lawyer for a federal appeal in Maryland?

It is highly recommended to have a lawyer for a federal appeal in Maryland due to the complexity of the legal process and the need for knowledge and experience.

Who can file a federal appeal in Maryland?

Any party convicted of a federal crime in Maryland can file a federal appeal. This includes individuals found guilty in a federal district court in Maryland who wish to appeal their conviction or sentence to a higher court, such as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

What is the process for filing a federal appeal in Maryland?

To file a federal appeal in Maryland, you must first file a notice of appeal with the district court within 14 days of the entry of the judgment or order you are appealing. You must then file a docketing statement with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals within 14 days of filing the notice of appeal. You must also file a brief outlining your arguments and any supporting evidence.

What types of issues can be raised on appeal in Maryland?

You can raise legal issues such as errors in jury instructions, improper admission or exclusion of evidence, and incorrect legal rulings by the trial court. You can also challenge the sufficiency of the evidence or the constitutionality of the law or procedure used in your case.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Maryland Appellate Lawyers

If you’re seeking to appeal a federal conviction in Maryland, you deserve experienced legal representation to protect your rights. Our appellate lawyers at Elizabeth Franklin-Best are here to provide the advocacy you need to achieve a favorable outcome.

With a deep understanding of federal appeals and a proven track record of success, we are committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf. We will work closely with you to build a powerful case, gather evidence, and craft persuasive arguments that highlight any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred.

Don’t face the complexities of the federal appeals process in Maryland alone. Contact us today, and let us guide you toward a positive resolution.