South Florida Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Joffe has personally handled over 500 Federal cases. Call today for a confidential consultation.
A federal criminal appeal is the first line of contention
against a guilty verdict in a federal criminal case. Governed by the Federal
Rules of Appellate Procedure and the laws found in 18 U.S.C. §3732, federal
criminal appeals are quite different from normal trials. They take place in a
special appellate court that reviews the trial testimony in an attempt to find
legal errors. Unlike a regular court, the appellate courts do not render a not
guilty verdict if they find a legal error; instead, they usually order a retrial
that leaves the defendant open to another guilty verdict.
Trial testimony presented at a federal criminal appeal does not involve live witnesses or actual evidence; instead, transcripts of the prior court proceedings and legal briefs prepared by both the prosecution and the defense factor into the court’s review. On occasion, oral arguments are ordered, but not always. While a federal criminal appeal does not guarantee verdict reversal, some cases that are appealed are ultimately dismissed. The right to an appeal is the same for every defendant unless the defendant has pled guilty or waived his or her right to appeal through a plea bargain.
Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, David J. Joffe has personally handled over 500 federal criminal cases, in areas such as white collar crime, SEC violations, tax crimes, asset forfeiture, fraud, drug possession, drug trafficking, conspiracy, racketeering (RICO cases), money laundering, theft, extradition, and public corruption. Miami criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe, and his experienced staff are fully equipped to defend you in any serious state or federal criminal case.
Call or contact criminal defense attorneys, Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine