Federal Criminal Appeals

Handling Appeals in Federal Courts in Illinois

A criminal conviction can turn your life upside down. Prison sentences, fines and a criminal record prevent you from leading a normal life. If you were convicted of a crime in federal or state court, it may be possible to appeal your conviction to an Illinois federal court, get the sentence reduced or the conviction overturned, and get your life back on track.

Timothy J. Fiscella, a skilled federal criminal appeals attorney in DuPage County, is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of the people of Illinois. Attorney Fiscella will thoroughly examine the record of your case and look for any errors that were committed. If any errors are found, he will argue vigorously that you deserve a more just outcome. Mr. Fiscella focuses exclusively on criminal defense, and he is ready to hear your side of the story.

Schedule a free consultation with DuPage County criminal defense attorney Timothy J. Fiscella. Call or even text us your information and someone will get back to you. 312-857-5199. You can also send Mr. Fiscella an e-mail.

Appealing Cases Under Federal Law

Only those who are in custody following a criminal conviction can file an appeal in federal court. Depending on whether you are in custody on state charges or federal charges, the requirements for seeking habeas corpus (the legal term for appealing a conviction) will be different. Attorney Timothy J. Fiscella is familiar with the variations in the law and knows how to proceed in different cases.

Mr. Fiscella helps clients with a variety of different needs. He can help you:

  • Challenge a state court judgment or sentence in federal court on the grounds that it violates the Constitution or laws or treaties of the United States. (28 U.S.C. § 2254)
  • Appeal a federal court conviction or sentence (28 U.S.C. § 2255)

There are strict requirements governing the time for filing federal habeas corpus petitions. Filing too late or too early will most likely lead to a rejected appeal, so it is essential to work with an attorney who is familiar with these rules, as Mr. Fiscella is.

Contact a Determined and Diligent DuPage County Appellate Lawyer

Schedule a free consultation with DuPage County criminal defense attorney Timothy J. Fiscella. Call or even text us your information and someone will get back to you. 312-857-5199. You can also send Mr. Fiscella an e-mail.

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