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What Happens in a Federal Criminal Appeal?

If you or someone you love has received an unjust result in federal court, you’re probably wondering what comes next. You don’t want to accept an unfair guilty verdict, but you may not know what your options are. You need the help of an experience federal appeals attorney that has ample experience working on federal criminal cases. You still have a chance to file an appeal, potentially clear your name, and reverse the outcome of your case. Appeals are difficult to win, but when a skilled lawyer is battling on your behalf, it is possible to be successful. The team at Grabel & Associates knows what it takes to win in the Court of Appeals, and will do everything in their power to put you on track to receiving your desired results. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do to help you overturn a guilty verdict. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to start building you a strong defense.

What Is a Federal Criminal Appeal?

A lot of defendants wrongfully assume that a federal criminal appeal is a retrial or rehearing of evidence, but this is not the case. An appeal is a legal proceeding that targets the judgment of the court based on legal grounds. Your federal attorney will draw attention to the legal errors that occurred during your trial that may have affected the outcome of your case. If he or she can successfully prove that the results were unjust, you have a shot at reversing the outcome and protecting your future.

The appeal will take place almost entirely through writing, so it’s crucial that the attorney you choose to work with is skilled at preparing briefs. In some cases, you may have a chance to argue orally. If this is an option, always take it. Appealing your case orally will give your attorney a chance to present your side of the story clearly and concisely, giving you a better shot at winning. Appealing in a federal criminal case is time consuming and tedious, but can be done. If you believe your rights were violated during your trial or the results were reached unjustly, you may have a case. Contact the Grabel & Associates team today to find out what the best next steps are.

Filing a “Notice of Appeal”

The first step in appealing your case is filing a “notice of appeal.” After receiving the judgment in your federal criminal case, you will have 10 days to notify the district and appellate court that you intend to appeal. This timeline often stresses out defendants, but with the help of a knowledgeable attorney, it is very attainable. If you contact a lawyer within days of receiving an unfavorable outcome, he or she will have time to review the details of your case and decide if an appeal could be beneficial. Your attorney will then file a “notice of appeal” and start developing your case or discuss other post-conviction options with you. It’s important to work with an attorney you trust, because he or she will play a large part in guiding your approach to the post-conviction stage of your case. The team at Grabel & Associates has ample experience working in federal criminal cases and always keeps your best interest in mind. If you’re searching for a defense firm that values your freedom above all else, give us a call today.

At Grabel & Associates, we are dedicated to defending your legal rights and will aggressively fight to ensure you have a shot at receiving a just outcome in your federal criminal case. Our team has been working in criminal defense for over 15 years, and we’re ready to put our knowledge and skill to work in your case. We can step in at any stage, whether you’re under investigation or have already received a guilty verdict, and will offer sound legal advice to guide you through every step. If you believe you were convicted wrongly, give us a call as soon as possible. The earlier you get us involved, the more we can do to help you achieve your desired results.

Contact Us for 24/7 Criminal Defense

A federal criminal appeal is a time consuming, confusing process. The sooner you get a skilled lawyer involved, the easier it is to navigate this crucial stage of your case. If you want a chance to reverse your unfavorable trial results, call 1-800-342-7896 right now or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to provide you with a free initial case consultation and get you on track to achieving a better outcome.


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