The system is complicated and you need someone to guide you through it. You need experienced federal appeals lawyers to navigate the system and fight for justice.
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At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our attorneys have a track record of successfully overturning unjust convictions and sentences. We’ll guide you through every step of the appeals process, from filing the necessary paperwork to arguing your case before the court of appeals.
With our help, you have a chance to clear your name, regain your freedom, and reclaim your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our federal appellate attorneys and start fighting for justice.
White Collar Crime Overview
White-collar crimes are non-violent, financially motivated offenses typically committed by business professionals or government officials.
These crimes are usually committed through deceit, fraud, or misrepresentation to obtain money or other financial benefits. White-collar crimes can be committed at any level, but those committed at the federal level involve violations of federal law and can carry severe penalties.
Examples of federal white-collar crimes include:
- Insider trading
- Money laundering
- Securities fraud
These crimes are investigated by federal agencies such as the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
And as someone convicted of a federal white-collar crime, you know these convictions involve lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and the forfeiture of your gains. To overturn your conviction or sentence, you’ll need a robust appellate strategy.
Grounds for Appealing White Collar Crime Convictions and Sentences
You may have the right to appeal your conviction or sentence if you have been convicted of a white-collar crime. Since a federal appeal involves overturning the lower court’s decision, grounds for appeal typically include errors made by the court or prosecutor during the trial or sentencing phase.
Grounds for appealing white-collar crime convictions and sentences can include:
- Legal errors — You might appeal a conviction or sentence if there were any legal errors during the trial, such as the admission of improper evidence, jury instructions, or other procedural errors.
- Insufficient evidence — You might appeal a conviction if the prosecution did not present enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Ineffective assistance of counsel — You might appeal a conviction or sentence if you believe their defense attorney provided ineffective assistance. This may include failure to investigate, failure to call witnesses, or failure to prepare a defense.
- Sentencing errors — You might be able to appeal a sentence if there were errors in the calculation of the sentence or if the sentence was excessive or disproportionate to the crime.
- Prosecutorial misconduct — You might be able to appeal a conviction if there was prosecutorial misconduct, such as hiding evidence, coaching witnesses, or making improper arguments to the jury.
Keep in mind that the grounds for appeal may vary depending on the case’s specific circumstances and the jurisdiction’s laws. You should consult an appellate lawyer to determine the best course of action.
How Our Federal Appeals Attorneys Help You
Our experienced federal appeals lawyers are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for our clients.
We can help you by:
- Reviewing and analyzing your Case — Our attorneys will thoroughly review and analyze all aspects of your case, including the trial record, evidence, and legal arguments presented.
- Identifying appropriate grounds for appeal — Based on our review and analysis, we will identify and develop appropriate grounds for appeal.
- Crafting effective legal arguments — Our team will craft persuasive legal arguments that effectively present your case and demonstrate how the errors made during your trial or sentencing phase violated your constitutional rights.
- Filing your appeal — Our attorneys will file your appeal promptly, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and submitted on time.
- Pursuing all available options — We will pursue all available options to achieve the best possible outcome for you, including seeking a new trial, reducing your sentence, or reversing your conviction.
- Providing ongoing support and communication — Throughout the appeals process, we will provide ongoing support and communication, keeping you informed of all developments in your case and answering any questions you may have.
Our federal appeals lawyers are dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation to individuals convicted of white-collar crimes. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your federal appeal.
Why Choose Our Law Firm for Your White Collar Crime Appeal
When appealing a white-collar crime conviction or sentence, you want a law firm with extensive experience and a proven track record of success.
At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we have been helping clients appeal their white-collar crime cases for years, and we deeply understand the complex legal issues involved.
We understand that every case is different, and we take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a strategy that meets your needs. We will keep you informed every step of the way, and we will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the outcome of your case.
When it comes to white-collar crime appeals, we differentiate ourselves by offering the skill, experience, and personalized attention you need to achieve a successful appeal.
Contact Our Federal Appellate Attorneys Today
If you are considering a white-collar crime appeal, having top-rated legal representation on your side is crucial. At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, we have the resources to help you fight for justice.
Don’t wait to take action. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. During the consultation, we will review the details of your conviction, answer your questions, and provide an honest assessment of your case.
FAQ: White Collar Crime Appeals
What are some common grounds for a white-collar crime appeal?
Common grounds for a white-collar crime appeal may include insufficient evidence to support the conviction, errors in jury instructions, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, and violations of your constitutional rights.
How long do I have to file a white-collar crime appeal?
The deadline for filing an appeal in federal court for a white-collar crime conviction is generally 14 days from the sentencing date. It’s important to consult with an experienced appellate attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t miss any deadlines.
What can I expect during a white-collar crime appeal?
During a white-collar crime appeal, your attorney will review the trial record for errors and other grounds for appeal. Your attorney will then file briefs with the appellate court outlining the legal arguments for overturning or reducing your conviction or sentence. The appellate court will then review the case and issue a written decision.
Do I need an attorney for a white-collar crime appeal?
It’s highly recommended that an experienced appellate attorney represent you in a white-collar crime appeal. Appeals are complex and technical legal processes, and having an attorney who understands the nuances of appellate law can be critical to achieving a successful outcome.