While our legal team at Hart Powell, S.C. knows that any Appleton resident determined guilty in a federal court is very likely frightened about what that conviction means for them. Fortunately, in this situation, you have the right to appeal the conviction, which can be critical as, without an appeal, you are subject to all of the penalties that are associated with the crime in question. When making an appeal, an appeals court will review the original case, looking for legal errors or “clearly erroneous” decisions that might have contributed to the conviction. Should an appeals court determine that legal errors or improper decisions were made, a conviction might be reversed or a person might even have a chance at a new trial.
Going through the appeals process can be stressful, complicated, and arduous. As such, having the support of a skilled lawyer experienced in handling appeals can be essential, especially as it can make the difference in receiving a more favorable ruling and being penalized according to the initial conviction.
Appeals for Convictions
When seeking a federal appeal, a person’s charge must have first been tried in a federal court. Some federal charges that a person might need to seek a federal appeal for include:
- Bank and Mail Fraud
- Medicare and Healthcare Fraud
- Trademark and Copyright Infringement
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Trade Secrets
- Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
- Drug Trafficking and Conspiracies
Each of these crimes can come with harsh penalties like jail time, fines, and loss of other privileges. However, you might be able to appeal a conviction, in which it gets reversed or the penalties are reduced to more minor ones.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Appleton
If you or someone that you know has been convicted of a crime, a solid legal appeals team may be able to help reverse the conviction or reduce the penalties associated with conviction, which could drastically help your legal, financial, and personal situation. Learn how a lawyer from Hart Powell, S.C. can help you take your ruling to a federal appeals court by calling us at (414) 271-9595.