Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer · Frisco, Texas
Contact Whalen Law Office for an attorney who has the research and writing experience necessary for a successful appeal. Whether seeking to affirm or reverse an existing verdict, Mr. Whalen gives appeal cases the appropriate time and consideration for the most beneficial outcome, which may include the reversal of all or part of a conviction with the possibility for a new trial.
Mr. Whalen will scrutinize every necessary court document to determine if there is an incorrect ruling, misapplication of law or regulation, insufficient evidence or other infraction that leads to an unfavorable verdict in your case. From there, he will prepare the written notice of appeal and/or have all the necessary transcripts prepared on time.
Time is of the essence in an appeals case. Contact appellate attorney James Whalen online or by calling 214-368-2560. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
The Process for Appeal
At Whalen Law Office, we will use the convincing and clarified language necessary to write the argument (called a “brief’) that specifies why we are seeking to appeal the ruling or finding. We will monitor whether a response from the other party is recorded with the appellate court in time. If it is not, this alone may be of benefit to the case.
If the response is recorded, then both of the filed briefs are randomly assigned to a panel of justices. They will use the resources available to them before a member of the panel prepares and files a written opinion of the court’s decision. This could take weeks.
The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals can review decisions by the district courts before they are final, while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews such decisions based on federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution.
Click a Link Below to Listen to James Whalen’s Oral Arguments in the 5th Circuit in New Orleans
- 6-03-2013 U.S. v. Kenneth Brown 727 F.3d 329 (Conspiracy to Violate 18. U.S.C. 666) Part 1
- 6-03-2013 U.S. v. Kenneth Brown 727 F.3d 329 (Conspiracy to Violate 18. U.S.C. 666) Part 2
- 4-03-2013 U.S. v Richard Arledge 524 Fed.Appx 83 (Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering)
- 8-29-2011 U. S. v. Antonyo Reece 456 Fed.Appx. 434 (Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery and Attempted Bank Robbery)
- 4-28-2009 U. S. v. Gregory Shaw 338 Fed.Appx. 404 (Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Conspiracy) Part 1
- 4-28-2009 U. S. v. Gregory Shaw 338 Fed.Appx. 404 (Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Conspiracy) Part 2
Your Criminal Appeals Lawyer
Mr. Whalen has a reputation of representing his clients with the utmost respect and care. No matter what verdict lingers over you, he reviews all critical evidence and transcripts for the best possible chance of securing the appeal.
The friendly staff at Whalen Law Office guides our clients on a path to recovery from the slump a discouraging verdict leaves. We will do the legal work whether our client is free, incarcerated or on probation.
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