Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer in California
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Federal criminal appeals in California are argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal criminal appeals coming from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland. The Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi is a boutique federal criminal appeals law firm admitted to practice in the Ninth?Circuit Court of Appeals. Our federal appeals lawyers focus on federal criminal appeals in California, in all federal appellate courts throughout the United States, and in the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients with criminal convictions involving violations of the RICO Act, the Hobbs Act, the False Claims Act, and those stemming from drug trafficking by plea or after trial.
California Federal Criminal Appeals In The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- White-collar crimes including bank fraud, bribery, conspiracy, corporate fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, and securities fraud;
- Mail fraud and wire fraud;
- Drug crimes including manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, possession, and selling illegal controlled and non-controlled substances and narcotics;
- Firearm, explosives, and ammunition crimes including importing, producing, and selling guns and ammo across state lines;
- Gang prosecutions, extortion, kidnapping, and loan sharking;
- Heath care fraud including knowingly making false and fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims;
- Major crimes including arson, bank robberies, burglary, larceny, murder, and thefts; and
- Violent crimes including assault with intent to commit murder, manslaughter, and murder.
Contact our California Federal Appeals Lawyers at 1-800-APPPEALS.
Federal criminal appeals in California are challenging and complex. ?Each Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has its own procedural rules and substantive laws which must be followed during the appellate process, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California is no different. ?Our federal criminal appeals lawyers are award-winning writers and orators. We pay attention to detail because detail is what is required when arguing a federal criminal appeal before California’s Ninth Circuit. ?Your federal criminal appeal requires experienced counsel and our attorneys can help.
Identifying Appealable Issues in Federal Criminal Appeals is Our Business
We are experts at identifying legal issues in every federal appeal, and we persuasively craft and present appealable issues stemming from pre-trial motions and hearings, the trial, and the sentencing hearing. Appealable issues take many forms, such as constitutional issues, procedural issues and evidentiary issues. ?They also?include the following:
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines;
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence);
- Dog sniff searches (4th Amendment);
- Home searches, business searches, and curtilage searches (4th Amendment);
- Search and Seizure Statutes (4th Amendment);
- Arrest Warrants (4th Amendment);
- Due Process Rights (5th Amendment);
- Miranda Rights (5th Amendment);
- Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel (6th Amendment); and
- Excessive Sentencing and Cruel and Unusual Punishment (8th Amendment).
The best federal appeal lawyers in California and across the United States combine well-written briefs with a detailed review of the trial court transcripts; errors and omissions are located in the record and time spent scrutinizing the trial transcripts is well worth the effort. The federal criminal appeals lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi leave no stone unturned and every inch of the trial record is?scrutinized?for error.
Winning Federal Criminal Appeals
We pride ourselves on crafting superior federal criminal appellate briefs before California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our lawyers have won multiple awards for superb writing and speaking. Arguing before a panel of appellate judges is not for the faint of heart. However, for the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi, oral argument is about strategically channeling the judges to focus on how the appellants rights were denied, violated, or ignored in the court below.
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 waiver agreement and incarceration.
A waiver of appeals is typically part of a settlement agreement between the defendant and the prosecution. Our clients who have pleaded 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 federal criminal appeals attorneys will review the waiver 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 waiver, the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi has all the more chance of winning on appeal.
Don’t give up. Fight back with the best. Call 1-800-APPEALS.