You deserve a legal team that understands your perspective and will fight for your rights. At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our team of experienced federal appeals lawyers can help you navigate the legal system with ease.
Our team has a proven track record of success in high-stakes appeals cases. We work tirelessly to craft persuasive legal arguments and help you achieve the best possible outcome. With our guidance, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.
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Virginia Federal Crime Rates and Appeals
Do you feel that Virginia’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Virginia 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, Virginia had 1,207 federal criminal cases, making up 2.1% of all cases.
Of these cases:
- 899 were felonies and 250 were misdemeanors
- 1,167 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 40 went to trial
- 222 federal appeals were filed
Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in Virginia.
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 Virginia
Several resources are available to individuals seeking federal appeals assistance in Virginia.
Virginia Law Libraries
Various law libraries throughout Virginia, such as the law library at the University of Virginia School of Law and the State Law Library of Virginia, 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 Virginia. 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 Virginia. 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: Virginia Federal Appeals
How long do I have to file a notice of appeal in a federal criminal case in Virginia?
You generally have 14 days from the entry of judgment to file a notice of appeal in a federal criminal case in Virginia. It is important to consult with an experienced appellate attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.
Can I appeal a guilty plea in a federal criminal case in Virginia?
Yes, you can appeal a guilty plea in a federal criminal case in Virginia, but it can be more challenging than appealing a conviction after a trial. It is important to consult with an experienced appellate attorney to determine the best strategy for your case.
What are some common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in Virginia?
Common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in Virginia may include errors in the admission or exclusion of evidence, errors in jury instructions, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, and sentencing errors.
Do I need a different lawyer for my federal criminal appeal in Virginia than the one who represented me at trial?
You may choose to use the same attorney who represented you at trial for your federal criminal appeal in Virginia, but it is important to consult with an experienced appellate attorney who has specific experience with the appeals process.
Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Virginia Appellate Lawyers
If you’re seeking representation to appeal a federal conviction in Virginia, look no further than Elizabeth Franklin-Best. We are committed to fighting for your rights and developing persuasive arguments highlighting any legal errors or injustices in your case.
Contact us today to get started and let our skilled appellate lawyers guide you through Virginia’s complex federal appeals process.