Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Miami
Fight Back After a Wrongful Federal Conviction in Florida
If you were wrongfully convicted of a federal crime, The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio can help. Attorney Joel DeFabio is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and those with jurisdiction over Miami. Appellate law is a complex area of practice. It is one that requires special education, training, and experience if your appeal is to be successful. Our experienced Miami federal criminal appeals lawyer can fight for your best interests.
About the Federal Appeals Process
First, your attorney will prepare and 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 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 then 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.
Decades of Experience on Your Side
Attorney Joel DeFabio is 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. Call our Miami criminal appeals attorney at (305) 851-5581 now.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
CHARGES DISMISSED Aggravated Identity Theft
CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
NO JAIL Conspiracy to Commit Fraud