Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Tampa, Florida
The Federal appellate system consists of eleven numbered circuits; Florida is in the Eleventh Circuit. We are a boutique law firm handling federal criminal appeals exclusively. Our lawyers focus entirely on federal criminal appeals in Tampa, Florida and every appellate court across the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. We represent clients accused of all types of federal crimes including RICO Act violations, the Hobbs Act violations and all types of federal crimes stemming from narcotics trafficking by plea or by trial. Related areas of practice include:
- International Transport Of Narcotics
- The Sale And Possession Of Narcotics
- Conspiracy To Buy And Sell Narcotics Across State Lines.
- Narcotics Sales Involving Undercover Agents
- Sales Of Narcotics To Cooperating Witnesses
- Criminal Possession Of Weapons
Contact our?Tampa, Florida federal appeals lawyers?at 1-800-APPEALS (1-800-277-3257)
The best federal appeal lawyers combine a well-written brief with an intricate study of trial court transcripts because transcripts are where errors and omissions are found. The lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi that handle federal criminal appeals in Tampa, Florida increase your chances of winning before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals by scrutinizing every word of trial court transcripts. We leave no stone unturned to uncover the best legal issues to raise in the appellate brief.
The lawyers at the Appellate Law Office of Stephen N. Preziosi have experience and the extraordinary ability to identify appealable issues in federal criminal appeals, which can include but are not limited to constitutional violations, procedural violations and evidentiary violations, including:
- Dog sniff searches (4thth Amendment)
- Home Searches (4th Amendment)
- Business searches (4thth Amendment)
- Evidentiary Rules (Federal Rules of Evidence)
- Ineffective Assistance Counsel (6thth Amendment)
- Excessive Sentencing (8thth Amendment Constitutional)
Federal Criminal Appeals: Successfully Winning An Appeal
Federal appeals are challenging and complex because there are local rules exclusive to each circuit that include procedural and substantive law and these local rules must be adhered to. For example, the Eleventh circuits rules regarding the timeliness of appeals and formatting of briefs can be very different from other Circuits. Our lawyers are award winning writers and orators whose appellate briefs and arguments are closely monitored for detail, our Florida clients sleep soundly at night knowing their appellate brief is within the guidelines of the Eleventh Circuits procedural rules and guidelines.
We pride ourselves on expertly crafted appellate briefs and oral arguments. 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.
Federal Criminal Appeals in Tampa, Florida: Criminal Cases That Involve A Waiver Of Appeal
A waiver of appeals is typically part of a settlement between the defendant and the prosecution. Our clients who have plead guilty are not necessarily prevented from appealing their cases even when a waiver has been signed. In some cases, there are ways around a waiver despite having entered into a plea agreement. These instances include:
- Constitutional violations
- Due process violations
- Abuse of Discretion
- Sentencing outside the scope of the plea agreement
Our experienced staff of attorneys will scrutinize your waiver of appeals and determine if you have an appealable issue. We can determine whether a judge has acted outside of the boundaries of the plea agreement. If the trial judge has gone beyond the parameters of the agreement we will find the legal issue and make sure that it is raised on appeal.
Trial court judges make mistakes every day because human beings are not perfect. Judges, lawyers and jurists consistently make mistakes, but our attorneys are experts at finding trial court mistakes.
Dont give up. Fight back with the best. Call 1-800-APPEALS.