But with the right legal team on your side, you can achieve the justice you deserve.

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we practice federal appellate law and have over 20 years of experience helping clients achieve their legal goals.

Let us help you overcome legal hurdles and achieve the justice you deserve. Our team of federal appeals lawyers will provide you with personalized legal solutions and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

With our extensive knowledge of federal appellate law, you can trust us to handle even the most complex legal disputes with confidence and professionalism. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your legal goals.

Vermont Federal Crime Rates and Appeals

Do you feel that Vermont’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Vermont 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, Vermont had 124 federal criminal cases, making up 0.2% of all cases.

Of these cases:

  • 110 were felonies and 14 were misdemeanors
  • 123 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while one went to trial
  • 6 federal appeals were filed

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

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 Vermont

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

Vermont Law Libraries

Various law libraries throughout Vermont, such as the Cornell Law Library at Vermont Law and Graduate School and the Vermont 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont. 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: Vermont Federal Appeals

What is the process for filing a federal criminal appeal in Vermont?

To file a federal criminal appeal in Vermont, the defendant must first file a notice of appeal with the district court within 14 days after the entry of the judgment or order being appealed. The defendant must then file a brief outlining their legal arguments and evidence supporting their case. The government will also file a brief in response, and the defendant can file a reply brief.

What issues can be raised in a federal criminal appeal in Vermont?

In a federal criminal appeal in Vermont, the defendant can raise issues related to legal errors that occurred during the trial, such as errors related to jury instructions, evidence admission or exclusion, or sentencing. The defendant can also argue that their constitutional rights were violated during the trial.

How long does a federal criminal appeal in Vermont take?

The timeline for a federal criminal appeal in Vermont can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the issues raised on appeal. Generally, it can take several months to several years for an appeal to be resolved.

Do I need an attorney for a federal criminal appeal in Vermont?

It is highly recommended that defendants seek the guidance and representation of an experienced appellate attorney when filing a federal criminal appeal in Vermont. Appellate law is complex and requires specific knowledge and skill in legal writing and oral advocacy.

Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Vermont Appellate Lawyers

At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our experienced legal team is the answer to your search for legal representation to appeal your federal conviction in Vermont.

We will work closely with you to build a powerful case, gather compelling evidence, and develop persuasive arguments. Don’t wait to get the representation you need. Contact us today and let our skilled appellate lawyers guide you through Vermont’s complex federal appeals process.