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Federal Appeals in Chicago, IL

Have you or someone you love been convicted of a crime in federal court? If so you need a Chicago federal criminal appeals Lawyer to challenge that conviction. Filing a federal criminal appeal is the first line of offense in challenging that conviction. A federal criminal appeal is when you ask a higher court or an appeal court to review the trial court proceedings and conclude if the trial court carried out the trial in a proper manner. The appellate court will review the transcripts and the record to determine if that lower court made errors or mistakes during decisions it made during pre-trial motions or during the trial. Some of the things that the court will review in a federal criminal appeal are: rulings made on motions to suppress evidence, motions to dismiss charges, motions to exclude evidence, objections during trial, jury conduct, and prosecutorial conduct during trial, whether the defendant received a fair trial and whether the government proved the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A federal criminal appeal filed by a Chicago criminal defense lawyer, often times will not simply overturn the decision of the lower court and find the defendant not guilty; what usually happens is that the court will overturn the conviction and order a new trial identifying what errors were made by the judge during the trial. The defendant who’s conviction is overturned by the appellate court will often times be subject to re-prosecution.

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Federal criminal appeals are very complicated and in order to be successful they need to be handled by Chicago federal criminal attorneys who have experience. The process of filing a federal criminal appeal can be quite timely and involves the writing of lengthy legal briefs, diligently reviewing the trial court record and trial testimony and preparing for oral arguments. Chicago criminal defense attorney Michael P. Schmiege has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully handle your federal criminal appeal. Time is off the essence in filing a federal criminal appeal as you only have thirty days to file that appeal after judgment on the conviction has been entered by the court. Federal criminal appeals lawyer Mr. Schmiege will work diligently and does everything in his power to get win your federal criminal appeal and will be there to support you through this difficult time in your life.

Contact Chicago federal appeals lawyer Michael P. Schmiege if you have been convicted of a crime in federal court and are looking to file a federal appeal.

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