We understand that facing a federal conviction is a serious matter that can significantly impact your life. With a successful track record of navigating the appeals process and building strong cases for our clients, we’re committed to helping you fight for your rights and freedom—no matter what type of federal crime you’ve been convicted of.

Whether you need help with a white-collar crime, drug offense, or any other federal case, we can provide the legal representation you need. Contact Elizabeth Franklin-Best to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your federal appeal in Oregon.

Oregon Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Oregon’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the specific statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Oregon 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 391 federal criminal cases in Oregon, making up 0.7% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 370 were felonies and 17 were misdemeanors
  • 388 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while three went to trial
  • 14 federal appeals were filed

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

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 Oregon

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

Oregon Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Oregon, such as the John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon and the State of Oregon Law Library, 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 Oregon. 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 Oregon. 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: Oregon Federal Appeals

What is the difference between a direct appeal and a collateral attack in federal court?

A direct appeal is a challenge to the outcome of a trial or hearing. A collateral attack is an attack on the legality of the conviction or sentence itself, such as ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, or newly discovered evidence.

How long do I have to file a notice of appeal in Oregon federal court?

You typically have 14 days from the date of the entry of judgment to file a notice of appeal in Oregon federal court. It is important to consult with an experienced appeals lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that all deadlines are met.

Can I raise new issues on appeal that were not raised at trial?

Generally, no. In order to preserve an issue for appeal, it must be raised in the trial court first. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as if the issue was not reasonably discoverable at the time of trial.

How long does the federal appeals process take?

The timeline for the federal appeals process can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case and the court’s caseload. Generally, it can take several months to over a year for a decision to be issued on an appeal.

Can I represent myself on appeal?

While it is technically possible to represent yourself on appeal, it is highly discouraged. The federal appeals process is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the law and the rules of appellate procedure. It is highly recommended to seek the assistance of an experienced appeals lawyer.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Oregon Appellate Lawyers

Ready to appeal a federal conviction in Oregon? You need skilled legal representation on your side.

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we are committed to fighting for your rights. Our appellate lawyers can guide you through the complexities of the federal appeals process in Oregon and help you understand your legal options.

If you’re considering filing an appeal, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Elizabeth Franklin-Best can help you.