Federal criminal appeals are tremendously complex. After a conviction, many people turn to a new lawyer with specific experience in federal criminal appeals. Attorney Hope Lefeber has successfully argued in appellate courts throughout the United States and has represented individuals in the Federal Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court. As a highly-regarded trial lawyer, Ms. Lefeber has extensive knowledge of the technical and procedural issues that can be successfully raised on appeal. This approach affords her clients the security of knowing that a favorable outcome may still be pursued despite a guilty verdict.
As a former enforcement attorney for the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Hope Lefeber uses the knowledge she gained working for the government to best defend her clients. She is well-known and respected in the federal courts for her aggressive and effective representation of her clients. Among her past notable cases are numerous federal appeals concerning many different types of charges. Her practice encompasses the following:
Ms. Lefeber works directly with clients from the beginning to the conclusion of their cases. This means that she will work with you personally, at all times, carefully reviewing all options. She is a tough, effective advocate who will fight for your rights and do everything in her power to obtain the best outcome for you.
Success in the federal appellate process completely depends upon the quality of the written briefs submitted and the oral arguments made. For over 30 years, Hope Lefeber has used her excellent research and writing skills to successfully defend the rights of the accused and she has fought to protect her clients' constitutional rights. To succeed in the federal appeals process, a lawyer must have a mastery of the many different ways to force a review of a conviction. Ms. Lefeber uses her extensive experience to formulate strategies to obtain the best results. She employs these strategies from the beginning of her representation, whether at trial, sentencing, through motions for judgment of acquittal, motions for new trial and/or during review of the trial transcript on appeal. This is critical because, on appeal, a defendant is limited to legal errors that occurred during trial and sentencing. Therefore, it is essential that your lawyer be an experienced appellate attorney.
If you are considering an appeal, get representation from an attorney who is highly skilled in the federal appeals process. You have limited time to file a notice of appeal, and will need to discuss many items with your attorney. Contact the Philadelphia law office of Hope Lefeber by calling 610-668-7927 or completing our online form. Consultations are free and confidential.