South Carolina Federal Conviction Criminal Appeals Lawyers
If you are convicted of, or plead guilty to, a federal crime in South Carolina you may have the right to appeal your case; however, you must act quickly to protect your rights.
Contact the Strom Law Firm Immediately After Your Sentencing Order is Issued
If order to protect your legal rights, it is critical that you contact us immediately after your sentencing order is issued if you want to appeal the decision. If a notice of appeal is not filed within 10 days after judgment (your sentencing order) is entered, you will lose your right to appeal.
An appeal is an opportunity to tell the appellate court (the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals) exactly how the judge did not follow the law, how your rights were violated, and/or what rights you were denied.
Common grounds for a Federal Appeal include:
- a violation of your constitutional rights
- an overly harsh sentence
How Long Does it Take to Appeal A Federal Case?
On average, a Federal Criminal Appeal typically takes 6 months to a year to be decided.
Appealing a criminal conviction requires the assistance of an appellate attorney who understands how the system works and what must be proven to reverse your criminal conviction. The appellate defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC know the law and have the background and experience necessary to aggressively appeal your case.