You may feel like the justice system is working against you, and it’s hard to know where to turn for help. But the reality is, you don’t have to face this alone.

Elizabeth Franklin-Best is here to provide the support and guidance to challenge your conviction or sentence and fight for justice. Our team of experienced federal appeals lawyers has a proven track record of success in cases just like yours. We understand the complexities of the legal system and can provide you with a clear path forward.

We’ll work with you every step of the way to develop a strong appellate strategy and help you achieve the best possible outcome. Don’t let a wrongful conviction or unfair sentence define your future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you challenge your conviction or sentence.

Maine Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Maine’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Maine 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 199 federal criminal cases in Maine, making up 0.3% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 197 were felonies, and two were misdemeanors
  • 193 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while six went to trial
  • 28 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 Maine

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

Maine Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Maine, such as the Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law and the State Law Library of Maine, 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 Maine. 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 Maine. 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: Maine Federal Appeals

Can I represent myself in a federal appeal in Maine?

Technically, it is possible to represent yourself in a federal appeal in Maine. However, given the complex and nuanced nature of appellate practice, it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced appellate attorney who can help you navigate the process and maximize your chances of success.

How long do I have to file a federal appeal in Maine?

Generally, the deadline for filing a federal appeal in Maine is within 14 days after the entry of the judgment or order being appealed.

What happens if the appellate court affirms my conviction in Maine?

If the appellate court affirms your conviction, you may have the option to petition for rehearing or reconsideration. Additionally, you may be able to pursue other forms of post-conviction relief, such as a habeas corpus petition.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Maine Appellate Lawyers

Are you appealing a federal conviction in Maine? Don’t take any chances with inexperienced representation. You need a skilled appellate attorney who understands the intricacies of the federal appeals process. Look no further than Elizabeth Franklin-Best.

Our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and tirelessly advocating for the best possible outcome. We work closely with you to build a strong case, gather compelling evidence, and craft persuasive arguments that highlight any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred in your case.

Contact us today and let our appellate lawyers help you achieve the justice you deserve.