Federal Appeals Lawyer Sixth Circuit
Anyone that has been convicted of a crime by a United States District Court in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee or Kentucky will need the assistance of a Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer with experience handling appeals in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The law firm of Eddington & Worley has extensive experience in the federal appeals throughout the United States and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
We are dedicated to in-depth studies the legal issues involved in federal appeals, both for those convicted after a trial or in a plea. As qualified and experienced brief writers, we conduct an in-depth examination of the trial record or sentencing record after a plea. It will be the minutiae of legal issues within these records that are our bread and butter. So, we are not only highly experienced in finding what we need but extremely thorough, leaving nothing to chance in our efforts to build a solid case.
Call (281) 595-1519 to get an attorney who will give the attention to detail that is required when the stakes are high and the consequences as grave as they are in a Federal Criminal Appeal.
How Does the Criminal Appeal Process Work?
Our task when handling an appeal will be to go over the details of the case and look for everything that the judges and the lawyers may have missed. The Sixth step of the appeal process involves a painstaking study of the records so far whether they are court trial records or the plea and sentence.
We will widen and deepen our understanding of every aspect of your case by scrutinizing transcripts motions and exhibits. Much care and attention must go into the formation of each legal issue that will be reviewed by the appeals court this also requires extensive research. Meticulous work and exhaustive research will create the most formidable legal brief possible and is fundamental to the success of our endeavors.
Any brief that will be submitted to the courts will first be drafted numerous times to ensure that every detail is on point. Some of the details that are gone over with the proverbial “ fine-toothed comb” include case law, legal issues, statements of fact (this could be your side of the story), even the grammatical structures, paragraphing and sentence structure are essential to the desired effect of the appellate brief. Filing the brief in both digital form and hard copy with the Sixth Circuit is a task in itself. Getting this aspect of the process just right is essential to getting the appeal in place on time and hitting deadlines set by the Circuit Court of Appeals.
What Happens After the Appeal is Filed?
After we have filed the carefully prepared brief, we will receive the response from the government in the form of an answering brief. We will have to prepare a response for this brief and challenge each of the arguments the government has made against you. Once again, it is the details that hold the keys to building a strong appellate argument and we will give each stage of the process the full attention due. You can count on our experience and skill in addressing the questions posed by the federal appellate judges.
When it comes time for the oral argument before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals things happen very quickly. During this interactive rapid-fire session in front of a panel of Federal Judges, we will advocate for you and work to persuade the judges in your favor as we answer their questions. There is not a lot of time to think and proper preparation is vital.
Federal appellate courts are very different from a typical court trial. During the oral argument, the federal appellate attorney will have a limited amount of time to present their case and answer the questions from the judges. More importantly than answering these questions is the opportunity the oral argument provides for the lawyer to persuade the court judges.
This meeting with the judges who will decide the future of your case is a golden opportunity for the appellate lawyer to probe the court and see where they are uncertain about the details made in the appellate brief. Each question posed by the judges is a critical moment to move the balance toward you or against you. Through understanding the magnitude of the situation and with extensive experience and preparation the appellate lawyer will present the strongest arguments in your favor.
The Federal Appeals Process is complex and attempting to go at it alone is never recommended. The best chance of navigating this precarious situation is to retain the services of experienced and qualified Federal Appeals Attorneys that know these complexities well and can present your with the best chances of success.
What States are Covered by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals?
You will have to make an appeal with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals if you have taken a plea deal or been convicted in any of these U.S. District Courts:
- Eastern District of Kentucky (Lexington, Ashland, Covington, Frankfort, London and Pikeville)
- Western District of Kentucky (Bowling Green, Louisville, Owensboro, and Paducah)
- Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint and Port Huron)
- Western District of Michigan(Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Marquette)
- Northern District of Ohio (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo and Youngstown)
- Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton)
- Eastern District of Tennessee (Chattanooga, Greeneville, Knoxville and Winchester)
- Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville and Columbia)
- Western District of Tennessee (Memphis and Jackson)
Cases will be arriving from Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; and others too. Dispositions entered into any of these will have to be appealed in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals –– and because time is limited, it is important to act quickly.
A Notice of Appeal must be submitted within 30 days of a conviction or a plea agreement. The courts require this so that appeals are filed in a timely fashion. So, what can you do if the 30 day timeframe has already expired and you have not yet filed the notice of appeal? In this case, you must contact us immediately. We will review the records and examine the issues your lawyer failed to notice.
What Types of Appeals Cases Does Eddington & Worley Handle?
The law offices of Eddington & Worley have experience with all types of criminal cases, including but not limited to:
- Gang activity, loan sharking, kidnapping, and extortion;
- Firearm crimes including illegal possession of a weapon, importing and selling guns and ammo across state lines, and unlawful sale.
- Violent crimes such as armed robbery, manslaughter, assault, and murder;
- Health care crimes including fraud or knowingly making fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare claims.
- Drug crimes including distribution, possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and drug crime conspiracies;
- White-collar crimes such as bank fraud, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bribery, identity theft, conspiracy, insider trading, and corruption
Contact The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Attorney At Eddington & Worley Today
Our federal appeals attorneys are dedicated to seeking out fair treatment for their clients and protecting their rights. It is not the responsibility of the courts to protect your rights that is the task of you and your legal team to exercise your rights. This can be difficult without full knowledge of what your rights are and what actions to take. Don’t take chances with your future and liberties, Eddington & Worley federal appeals attorneys can promise you a fair trial, protect your rights and guarantees that the justice system does did not infringe on your rights.
What can you do to begin your process of justice and vindication? Call the federal appeal law offices of Eddington & Worley at (281) 595-1519 and let us give you the help you need.