It is imperative to call an experienced federal appeal attorney if you have been convicted in federal court and believe that an error occurred at your trial. The legal team at Benca & Johnston regularly practice in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and are experienced appellate lawyers. You only have a limited amount of time to file your appeal so it is important you call our Little Rock, Arkansas office as soon as possible.
Criminal appellate lawyers representing Arkansas defendants in the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals
The window to file a notice of appeal in federal court is limited to fourteen days. In other words, you only have fourteen days after the Court enters your conviction to file the “Notice of Appeal.” This means that time is of the essence; if you don’t file your Notice of Appeal within the fourteen days then you will lose your right to appeal completely. After your Notice is filed the official record of the District Court proceedings are filed with the Eighth Circuit and your opening brief is filed shortly thereafter. Many attorneys are not even licensed to practice in federal court so it is important you hire qualified counsel.
Our team of attorneys will file your Notice of Appeal quickly and immediately begin to analyze the Record from your jury trial. Federal court involves a different set of rules than the state court. Matters typically appealed in a federal case include:
- Drug trafficking
- Computer and Internet crimes
- Hate crimes
- Gun crimes
- Immigration crimes
Our lawyers have extensive experience practicing in the Eighth Circuit and are able to assist you. Contact our office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation.
Effective legal counsel providing detail oriented federal appellate representation in the state of Arkansas
If you are filing for an appeal, you need an attorney that is able to research case law, other legal precedents, and who is able to spot errors that occurred during your trial. Our attorneys are detail oriented and skilled researchers who are able to provide this service at the federal level. With more than 25 years of experience between our attorneys, our clients benefit from multiple opinions, perspectives, and ideas. Contact our Little Rock, Arkansas office today and learn how we may be able to assist you with your federal appeal.