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.

Call (305) 851-5581 now or contact The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio online.

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.

Fight For Your Freedom

Having defended over 600 cases, Joel DeFabio has the experience and knowledge to craft winning defense strategies for even the most serious charges.

Recent Victories

Result-Driven Defense

  • Aggravated Identity Theft CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Assault of a Federal Officer CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Charged with refusing to comply All charges were dismissed
  • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine NO JAIL

The DeFabio Difference

What Sets Us Apart from the Rest
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 600 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
  • One of Miami's Most Respected Defense Attorneys
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"

Put an Award-Winning Attorney in Your Corner


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