At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our focus is federal appeals, and we can help you get the justice you deserve. We’ll carefully review your case, pinpoint any mistakes made during the trial, and use our experience to challenge the conviction or sentence.
Our legal team is made up of federal appeals lawyers who have a deep understanding of the federal appeals process. We can navigate the complex legal system and present a persuasive argument. With our help, you can increase your chances of a successful appeal and get your life back on track.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys will listen to your concerns, evaluate your case, and provide honest, straightforward advice on your options for appeal.
West Virginia Federal Crime Rates and Appeals
Do you feel that West Virginia’s federal criminal justice system is unjustly targeting you or your loved one? Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals in West 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, West Virginia had 470 federal criminal cases, making up 0.8% of all cases.
Of these cases:
- 466 were felonies and four were misdemeanors
- 459 individuals entered a plea of guilty, while 11 went to trial
- 95 federal appeals were filed
Understanding the statistics surrounding federal crimes and appeals is an important aspect of navigating the appeals process in West 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 West Virginia
Several resources are available to individuals seeking federal appeals assistance in West Virginia.
West Virginia Law Libraries
Various law libraries throughout West Virginia, such as the law library at the University of West Virginia College of Law and the State Law Library of West 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 West 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 West 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: West Virginia Federal Appeals
Can I appeal a guilty plea in a federal criminal case in West Virginia?
Yes, in most cases, you can appeal a guilty plea in a federal criminal case in West Virginia. However, the grounds for appeal may be limited.
What happens during the federal criminal appeals process in West Virginia?
During the federal criminal appeals process in West Virginia, a higher court will review the trial court’s decision to determine whether there were any legal errors that may have affected the outcome of the case.
Can I request bail during my federal criminal appeal in West Virginia?
Yes, you may be able to request bail during your federal criminal appeal in West Virginia, but the decision to grant bail is at the discretion of the court.
What are some common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in West Virginia?
Some common grounds for appealing a federal criminal conviction in West Virginia include ineffective assistance of counsel, improper admission or exclusion of evidence, and errors in jury instructions.
Will I have to appear in court for my federal criminal appeal in West Virginia?
In most cases, you will not be required to appear in court for your federal criminal appeal in West Virginia. Your attorney will represent you during the appeals process. However, in some cases, you may be required to appear in court for oral argument.
Appeal With Confidence — Contact Our West Virginia Appellate Lawyers
If you’re searching for representation to appeal a federal conviction in West Virginia, Elizabeth Franklin-Best is here to help. We will work tirelessly to build a strong appellate strategy, gather evidence, and develop persuasive arguments highlighting legal errors or injustices.
Don’t wait to get the representation you need. Contact us today and let our skilled appellate lawyers guide you through West Virginia’s complex federal appeals process.