New Jersey Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Federal Appeals In The Third Circuit Court of Appeals
We are the best federal criminal appeals lawyers in New Jersey. We fight for every client and find the best legal issues to raise on your federal criminal appeal in New Jerseys Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey are argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal criminal appeals coming from Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton, and New Brunswick. The Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi is a boutique federal criminal appeals law firm admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Our federal appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in the Federal Appeals Courts of New Jersey; we are also admitted in all federal appeals courts throughout the United States and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients with criminal convictions involving all types of federal crimes including violations of the RICO Act, the Hobbs Act, mail and wire fraud, convictions stemming from narcotics trafficking, whether by plea or after trial. Some of the related areas of appellate practice include convictions involving the following:
- International transport of narcotics;
- The sale and possession of narcotics;
- Conspiracy to buy and sell narcotics across state lines;
- Sales involving undercover agents;
- Sales of narcotics to cooperating witnesses;
- Criminal Possession of weapons
- All homicide convictions.
Contact our New Jersey federal appeals lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-APPEALS.
Our experience gives us the ability to identify the best appealable issues to raise in your appeal. These can include, but are not limited to, Constitutional violations by the police and trial courts, procedural issues, evidentiary issues and others such as:
- Sentencing Guidelines;
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Home searches (4th Amendment);
- Curtilage of home searches (4th Amendment);
- Business premises searches (4th Amendment);
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive Sentencing (8th Amendment).
Federal Criminal Appeals in New Jersey: The Secret to Successful Federal Appeals
Federal appeals are challenging and complex because each circuit court of appeals has their own procedural and substantive rules and laws which must be followed during the appellate process. For example, the Third Circuits rules regarding the timeliness of appeals and formatting of briefs can be very different from the Second Circuit because each circuit has different standards depending upon the state of origin of the appeal. But, because our lawyers are award winning writers and orators whose appellate briefs and arguments are closely monitored for detail, our New Jersey clients can rest assured that they will have the best legal representation.
The best federal appeal lawyers combine a well-written brief with a detailed review of trial court transcripts because transcripts are where errors and omissions are found. The lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Prezios handle federal criminal appeals in New Jersey will increase your chances of winning before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals by scrutinizing every word in the trial transcripts. We leave no stone unturned to uncover the best legal issues to raise and present in the appellate brief and create the best chance of winning the appeal.
Award Winning Lawyers Win Federal Criminal Appeals
We pride ourselves crafting superior federal appellate briefs and oral arguments because our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. Convincing an appellate panel of judges in less than 10 minutes is not for the faint of heart. However, for the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi, oral argument is all about strategically channeling the judges to focus on how the appellants rights were denied, violated, or ignored by busy trial judges.
One question that people constantly ask is whether they can file a federal criminal appeal despite having signed a waiver of the right to appeal as part of a plea agreement. The answer is, yes; it is sometimes possible depending on the terms of the plea agreement and the sentence imposed.
A waiver of appeals is typically part of a settlement agreement between the defendant and the prosecution. Our clients who have pled guilty and signed a waiver are not necessarily prevented from appealing their cases because a waiver of appeals is not always applicable or enforceable. Our experienced staff of attorneys will review the waiver of appeal and determine whether the judge has acted outside of the boundaries of the terms contained in the agreement. If the trial judge has gone beyond the parameters of the plea agreement, you may still have the right to an appeal.
Trial court judges, lawyers, and jurists make mistakes every day because human beings are not perfect. However, the attorneys at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi are experienced in finding trial court mistakes.
Dont give up. Fight back with the best. Call 1-800-APPEALS.