The justice system is complex and often confusing, and mistakes can happen. You may have considered appealing your conviction or sentence on your own, but it’s a complicated process, and without the right knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to succeed.

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we have the experience and expertise to help you challenge your conviction or sentence and fight for your rights. Our dedicated federal appeals lawyers will guide you through the process step-by-step, so you can understand your options and make informed decisions.

With our help, you can have a chance to overturn your conviction or reduce your sentence and move on with your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start fighting for your freedom.

Mississippi Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Mississippi’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Mississippi 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, Mississippi had 349 federal criminal cases, making up 0.7% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 332 were felonies, and 16 were misdemeanors
  • 343 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while six went to trial
  • 72 federal appeals were filed

Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in Mississippi.

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 Mississippi

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

Mississippi Law Libraries

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

Can I be released from custody while my federal appeal is pending in Mississippi?

In some cases, you may be able to be released from custody while your federal appeal is pending in Mississippi. However, this depends on several factors, including the nature of the offense, the strength of the appeal, and whether you pose a flight risk or danger to the community. An experienced appellate attorney can review your case and advise you on the best course of action.

What happens if I win my federal appeal in Mississippi?

If you win your federal appeal in Mississippi, the conviction may be overturned, and the case may be remanded to the lower court for further proceedings. Depending on the nature of the case, the government may decide to drop the charges against you or pursue a retrial. It is important to have an experienced appellate attorney to guide you through the process and advise you on the best course of action.

What happens if I lose my federal appeal in Mississippi?

If you lose your federal appeal in Mississippi, the conviction will be upheld, and the sentence will be imposed. However, there may be additional legal options available, such as filing a petition for habeas corpus. An experienced appellate attorney can advise you on the best course of action in the event that you lose your appeal.

What is the difference between a federal criminal appeal and a state criminal appeal?

A federal criminal appeal is filed when a person is convicted in federal court, while a state criminal appeal is filed when a person is convicted in state court. Different courts hear them and have different rules and procedures.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Mississippi Appellate Lawyers

Are you looking to appeal a federal conviction in Mississippi but don’t know where to turn? Look no further than Elizabeth Franklin-Best and our experienced legal team.

We are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served and will stop at nothing to fight for your rights. Our attorneys will work closely with you to build a powerful case, gather compelling evidence, and develop persuasive arguments that bring attention to any legal errors or injustices that may have occurred in your trial.

Don’t wait any longer to get the representation you need. Contact us today and let our skilled appellate lawyers guide you through Mississippi’s complex federal appeals process. We are here to fight for your freedom and protect your future.