Under the federal system, following a U.S. District Court trial conviction, a defendant may appeal to the United States Courts of Appeals. These intermediate appellate courts are separated into eleven circuits.
Federal criminal appeals carry much of the same intricacies as the state system, however, federal courts often impose harsher sentences. On appeal, like the state system, the appellate court must review the trial record and the issues preserved. Additionally, it must take into consideration the U.S. Constitution and assure no constitutional rights have been violated. This makes it important for a defendant to retain counsel that has experience in federal appeals. Our attorneys have extensive experience and successful outcomes before many federal appellate courts, and they are also members of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. If you are looking to discuss appellate options for your case, contact our office today.