It’s not just about the facts of the case, it’s about the system. The justice system has its own set of rules, biases, and hidden agendas that may have influenced your outcome. Now you’re left feeling frustrated, angry, and alone, unsure of what to do next.
You may have already tried to fight your case alone, but unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Don’t give up hope just yet. Our federal appeals lawyers at Elizabeth Franklin-Best have successfully challenged wrongful convictions and unjust sentences.
With our guidance, you can finally see a path toward justice and exoneration. You can reclaim your freedom, reputation, and peace of mind and get back to the life you worked so hard to build. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Minnesota Federal Crime Rates and Appeals
Do you feel that Minnesota’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Minnesota 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, Minnesota had 258 federal criminal cases, making up 0.5% of all cases.
Of these cases:
- 256 were felonies, and two were misdemeanors
- 251 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while seven went to trial
- 130 federal appeals were filed
Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in Minnesota.
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 Minnesota
Several resources are available to individuals seeking federal appeals assistance in Minnesota.
Minnesota Law Libraries
Various law libraries throughout Minnesota, such as the law library at the University of Minnesota and the State Law Library of Minnesota, 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 Minnesota. 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:
- Bank & mortgage fraud
- Drug trafficking
- Firearm convictions
- Healthcare fraud
- Hobbs Act & public bribery corruption
- Mail & wire fraud
- RICO & conspiracy
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud
- White-collar crime
Our firm boasts a track record of successful representative cases for federal appeals cases in Minnesota. 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: Minnesota Federal Appeals
Can I appeal a federal criminal conviction in Minnesota?
Yes, if you have been convicted of a federal crime in Minnesota, you can appeal the conviction to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
What issues can be raised in a federal criminal appeal?
Generally, issues that can be raised in a federal criminal appeal include legal errors made by the trial court, the sufficiency of the evidence presented at trial, and the sentence imposed by the trial court. It’s important to note that not all issues can be raised on appeal, and some issues must be raised during the trial itself.
How long do I have to file a federal criminal appeal in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, you have 14 days from the date of the judgment or order you want to appeal to file a notice of appeal with the court.
Do I need a lawyer for a federal criminal appeal in Minnesota?
It is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of an experienced federal criminal appeals lawyer for your appeal. Appeals are complex legal procedures and require legal knowledge and experience.
Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Minnesota Appellate Lawyers
Are you seeking to appeal a federal conviction in Minnesota? Don’t navigate this complex and high-stakes process alone. Trust the experienced legal representation of Elizabeth Franklin-Best.
Our team is dedicated to fighting relentlessly on your behalf to secure the most favorable outcome possible. We’ll work closely with you to build a compelling case, gather compelling evidence, and craft persuasive arguments that expose any legal errors or injustices that may have impacted your case.
Don’t delay—contact us today and let our skilled appellate lawyers guide you through every step of the federal appeals process in Minnesota.