The frustration and anger of being convicted of a federal crime and facing an unjust sentence can be overwhelming. You may feel like the system is out to get you, and you have no chance of a fair outcome. But it’s not about what you did or didn’t do, it’s about the flaws in the system.

Many factors can lead to an unjust conviction or sentence, including biased judges, overzealous prosecutors, and ineffective legal representation. The result is a loss of freedom, reputation, and peace of mind. Many people try to appeal their cases independently, but the complex legal system can be confusing and overwhelming.

That’s where we come in. At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our federal appeals lawyers have helped many clients like you achieve justice. With our experience and resources, we can help you challenge your conviction or sentence and fight for a fair outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you achieve justice.

Michigan Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Michigan’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Michigan 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, Michigan had 780 federal criminal cases, making up 1.4% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 753 were felonies, and 21 were misdemeanors
  • 755 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 25 went to trial
  • 258 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 Michigan

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

Michigan Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Michigan, such as the law library at the University of Michigan and the State Law Library of Michigan, 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 Michigan. 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 Michigan. 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: Michigan Federal Appeals

What issues can be raised on appeal in a federal criminal case in Michigan?

Generally, issues that can be raised on appeal in a federal criminal case in Michigan are limited to legal errors made by the trial court. Examples of issues that can be raised on appeal include violations of the defendant’s constitutional rights, improper jury instructions, and errors in the admission or exclusion of evidence. It is important to note that new evidence generally cannot be introduced on appeal.

How long do I have to file an appeal in a federal criminal case in Michigan?

The deadline for filing an appeal in a federal criminal case in Michigan is 14 days after the entry of judgment. It is important to consult with an experienced appellate lawyer as soon as possible to ensure all deadlines are met.

How long does the federal criminal appeals process in Michigan usually take?

The federal criminal appeals process in Michigan can vary in length depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the case and the workload of the appellate court. In general, the process can take anywhere from several months to several years. It is important to work with an experienced appellate lawyer who can help navigate the process and work to achieve a timely resolution.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Michigan Appellate Lawyers

Are you seeking to appeal a federal conviction in Michigan? You deserve the most experienced legal representation available, and that’s where Elizabeth Franklin-Best comes in.

Our team understands the gravity of your situation and is dedicated to fighting for your rights and the best possible outcome. With extensive experience in federal appeals, we will work with you every step to build a strong case, gather evidence, and craft persuasive arguments that highlight any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred in your case.

Don’t navigate the complex federal appeals process alone. Contact us today and let our appellate lawyers guide you toward a successful appeal in Michigan.