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With our experience in federal appellate law, we can analyze your case and determine the best course of action for your appeal. We will work tirelessly to present a compelling argument that convinces the court to reconsider your case.
Our track record of success speaks for itself—we’ve helped numerous clients get their convictions overturned and regain their freedom. Contact us today for a consultation. Our team will evaluate your case and explain the appeals process.
Washington Federal Crime Rates and Appeals
Do you feel that Washington’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in Washington 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, Washington had 557 federal criminal cases, making up 0.9% of all cases.
Of these cases:
- 422 were felonies and 131 were misdemeanors
- 546 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 11 went to trial
- 60 federal appeals were filed
Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in Washington.
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 Washington
Several resources are available to individuals seeking federal appeals assistance in Washington.
Washington Law Libraries
Various law libraries throughout Washington, such as the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington and the State Law Library of Washington, 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 Washington. 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 Washington. 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: Washington Federal Appeals
What happens during the federal criminal appeals process in Washington?
During the federal criminal appeals process in Washington, the appellate court will review the trial court’s decision for legal errors. This involves reviewing the record of the trial court proceedings, including the transcripts of the trial, and determining whether any legal errors occurred that affected the outcome of the case.
Can I request bail during my federal criminal appeal in Washington?
Yes, you can request bail during your federal criminal appeal in Washington. However, the decision to grant bail is up to the discretion of the court and is based on various factors such as flight risk and danger to the community.
What are some common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in Washington?
Some common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in Washington include ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, and errors in jury instructions. Additionally, you may be able to appeal based on the sufficiency of the evidence or the constitutionality of the law under which you were convicted.
Will I have to appear in court for my federal criminal appeal in Washington?
It depends. Generally, oral arguments are held in the appellate court, but you may not be required to attend in person. Your attorney can argue on your behalf, and you may be able to participate via telephone or video conferencing. However, if the court orders you to appear, you must do so.
Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our Washington Appellate Lawyers
Seeking representation to appeal a federal conviction in Washington? Look no further than Elizabeth Franklin-Best and our skilled appellate lawyers. Our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and achieving the best possible outcome.
Contact us today, and let us guide you through Washington’s complex federal appeals process. We are here to fight for your freedom and protect your future.