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Federal Criminal Appeals

Fight Back After a Wrongful Federal Conviction in Florida

If you have been convicted of a federal crime and believe that you were the victim of a miscarriage of justice, you can come to Joel DeFabio, PA for help. Joel DeFabio is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the appeals court located in Atlanta and having jurisdiction over Miami and most of the rest of the southeastern United States.

Appellate law is a complex area of practice, and it is one that requires special education, training and experience if the attorney is to be successful. After you have found an attorney who is admitted to practice in appellate court, the first step is for your lawyer to file a notice of appeal.

About the Federal Appeals Process

Next, your attorney will prepare and then submit a written brief that summarizes the details of your case and outlines the reasons why you are seeking relief from the higher court. Depending on the circumstances, the appeal may also require your attorney to make oral arguments in the courtroom.

An appeal is not a new trial. It is instead a request to have the higher court review the original trial and determine whether you have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice. You cannot submit new evidence to the appeals court.

The appeals court will examine the evidence and the transcript, using this information to ascertain whether or not the lower court made any errors in the conduct of the original trial. The court may overturn the conviction, or may send the case back to the lower court for a retrial or resentencing.

Need a lawyer to appeal a federal conviction? Call our firm for help!

Mr. DeFabio is additionally admitted to practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits. With more than 35 years of experience and a track record that includes numerous case victories for our clients, we are ready to fight to achieve the justice that you deserve.

Learn more about the process and get started on your own case; contact us now for a free consultation with a Miami federal crime attorney.

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  1. Over 35 years of Experience
  2. Shaped the South Florida Criminal Justice System
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