Federal Appeals Lawyer Ninth Circuit

If you have recently been convicted for a specific crime in one of the United States District Courts, also known as the Federal Trial Court in Washington, Arizona, Oregan, Nevada, California, Montana, Hawaii, or Idaho, you will need a federal appeals lawyer. These lawyers handle appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Eddington & Worley is a law firm that deals with federal appeals across the Circuit Courts of Appeal all over the United States along with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Our firm is dedicated to researching and finding legal issues associated with federal appeals, regardless of whether your conviction occurred following your plea agreement or after trial. Our team of lawyers is brief writers with exceptional skills and we are more than capable of reviewing an entire sentencing record or trial record after your plea. Detecting legal issues for both these situations happens to be the foundation of what our practice is all about. We never risk leaving anything to chance and we make sure we study every part of your case in detail, while always striving for the best outcome when it comes to your case. The consequences are extremely serious, while the stakes are very high, and this is why you should call (281) 595-1519 for the best representation possible for your appeal.

How Does the Criminal Appeal Process Work?

Our lawyers are focused on exposing any legal issue that your lawyer or a judge might have missed. After the consultation, the Ninth step within an appeal process involves examining court records which includes a plea followed by a sentence or the trial record. We find out about the issues and details of your specific case by thoroughly examining the court motions, exhibits, and transcripts. Crafting every legal issue for the review of the appellate court in addition to conducting the necessary research is vital for your case, and this is where we begin. In the way of ensuring each issue has been covered and researched thoroughly marks the beginning point for a positive legal brief.

We always review several drafts for every brief before we will submit these to a Court, to make sure none have the details have been lost. Case law, legal issues, statement-of-facts (which tells your side of the story), and even sentence structure, paragraph structure, and grammar are all very important parts of these processes when it comes to creating appellate briefs. Your brief once completed is filed by hard-copy and electronically with the Ninth Circuit. Knowing the correct way to file is the key to ensure your brief is received before the deadline with the Circuit Court of Appeals.

What Happens After the Appeal is Filed?

Once your brief has been filed the Government will then file with their answering brief, which offers us the opportunity to draft your “reply”, which is an attack on the arguments the Government has against you. Each stage of the process is fundamental to appellate arguments, and each much receive our scrupulous attention. We have extensive experience on how to address questions that are posed by the federal Appellate Judges.

The oral arguments before any of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is typically a fluid and dynamic roller-coaster ride even for highly experienced attorneys. The session is interactive and rapid-fire where we will advocate on your behalf before the panel of federal Judges. They will ask questions, we respond with answers and persuasion. The time-frame in these processes is very limited which is why preparation is vital.

The federal appellate court is different from a trial court, as the oral argument only gives the federal appellate lawyer a limited time to not only present the case but also answer the questions posed by the judges. Yet more importantly than just answering the judges’ questions, an oral argument involves persuading the Court. This process is a face-to-face encounter with each judge who are there to make a decision on the outcome of your case. It gives the attorney a chance to probe these Courts to display where doubts are harbored about any legal arguments that are raised in your appellate brief.

an federal judge reviewing forms for a case in ninth circuit court of appeals.

Each question that the Judge on this panel asks is regarded as gold. As each of these questions offers the opportunity to persuade and understand. Our team of highly skilled lawyers fully understand the importance of these moments. This is why our lawyers are there for each step of the process to argue on your behalf.

The federal appeals process is often complex and confusing to follow. You should never attempt to try and go through this type of process on your own. We have very talented and well-versed federal appeals attorneys that are here to guide you through each step and offer you the best chance possible at justice.

What States are Covered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals?

You have to appeal to a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal if you accepted a plea deal or you are convicted in one of these U.S District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Nome)
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona (Phoenix and Tuscon)
  • Central District of California (Los Angeles and Santa Ana)
  • Eastern District of California (Sacramento, Fresno, Redding, Bakersfield and Yosemite)
  • Northern District of California (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Eureka)
  • Southern District of California (San Diego and El Centro)
  • U.S. District Court of Hawaii (Honolulu)
  • U.S. District Court of Idaho (Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Pocatello)
  • U.S. District Court of Montana (Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula)
  • U.S. District Court of Nevada (Las Vegas and Reno)
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon (Portland, Eugene, Medford and Pendleton)
  • Eastern District of Washington (Spokane, Yakima and Richland)
  • Western District of Washington (Seattle and Tacoma)

The cases across these districts typically arise from cities that include Los Angeles, Phoenix, , Seattle, and more. Any of the dispositions entered into these courts have to appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It is essential to act as quickly as you can as time is very limited. If you signed your plea agreement or you were convicted in the districts mentioned above, you have 30 days to file a Notice of Appeal. This is a requirement from these courts, which will allow for a way to appeal the case as quickly as possible. What will happen if you have not yet filed a Notice of Appeal, and the 30-day deadline has passed? You need to contact our firm immediately. We are still able to examine any issues and review the case even in the situation where your last lawyer was unable to.

What Types of Appeals Cases Does Eddington & Worley Handle?

Our federal appeals lawyers handle all types of criminal cases that are argued before any of the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Some of these include:

  • Kidnapping, loan sharking, extortion, gang activity
  • The white-collar crimes which cover identity theft, bank fraud, corruption, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, insider trading, bribery, and conspiracy
  • The drug crimes which covers drug-crime conspiracies, possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution
  • The violent crimes which include murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, and assault
  • Health-care crimes which cover knowingly making fraudulent and false Medicare and Medicaid claims, and any other health-care related fraud
  • The firearm crimes which include selling and importing ammo and guns across the state line, unlawful sales and illegal possession of weapons

Contact The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Attorney At Eddington & Worley Today

Our team of federal appellate attorneys guarantees that each of our clients is handled fairly by the justices and judges of a court and the prosecution. The courts and government are not there to ensure your rights are protected. Rather it is in your hands along with your lawyer to exercise any protections that you deserve according to our federal and constitutional statutes. Allow our attorneys to help safeguard your rights, and to grant you a trial that is fair. Our federal appeals firm will also offer you a guarantee that we will do our best to not allow the justice systems to walk all over you.

To go about ensuring you obtain the justice that you rightly deserve contact us today at (281) 595-1519, and allow one of our highly-skilled lawyers to assist you further. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals won’t protect you and your rights, but we can. All our lawyers are skilled, trained and experienced experts on these laws. They are also experts when it comes to federal appeals processes, and trained to ensure you get the justice that you deserve.

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