Maryland Federal Criminal Appeals

Federal Criminal Appeals in Maryland

After a federal criminal trial and conviction, considering pursuing a federal criminal appeal should be the first thing on your mind. The only way to overturn a conviction is to begin to work with an attorney in Maryland on the federal criminal appeal as soon as possible. At KaiserDillon PLLC we handle a number of federal criminal appeals cases in Maryland and we dedicate the time necessary to understanding the intricate parts of federal law necessary to provide our clients with the comprehensive representation they need to overturn a criminal conviction.

Experience and Timeliness Are the Keys To Overturning A Conviction

In federal court we cannot simply tell the court that we disagree with a conviction to have it reconsidered. To effectively handle a federal criminal appeal in Maryland we must present the court of appeals with evidence that there was a legal error or errors that led to an inappropriate conviction in your criminal case. Proving this error will take time and research but initially there isn’t much time to research the basis for an appeal.

Notice of Appeal

To start the federal criminal appeals process in Maryland you must submit a “notice of appeal” within 14 days of the imposition of the sentence. Failing to provide this notice to the court can result in a denial of your appeal and the loss of your freedom for the length of the entire original sentence. At KaiserDillon PLLC we have the experience needed to get the noticed filed in a timely manner so that we move forward with an effective appeal.


After filing the “notice of appeal” we will review the facts of your federal criminal appeals case to find each of the appropriate legal reasons for an appeal. Once you begin to work with an attorney at KaiserDillon PLLC he or she will work with you for the duration of your appeal. We are personally invested in the success of each of our federal criminal appeals cases in Maryland and believe that dedication makes a difference.


Once we are familiar with the specifics of your case we will file our appellate brief with the court. This is our opportunity to lay out the legal reasons for our appeal. The government will be given an opportunity to submit a reply brief and we will submit a response to the government’s reply.

Oral Argument

After the court of appeals has had the opportunity to review all of the briefs submitted on your Maryland federal criminal appeal, we will have the opportunity to present an oral argument in front of the court. All of the attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC are articulate and enjoy their time in the courtroom, as a result we know you will feel confident during this portion of the appeal.

Throughout the entire federal criminal appeals process in Maryland your attorney will be there with you and can help you understand how long each step will take. We understand that you may have questions about the federal criminal appeals process in Maryland and as a result offer no obligation consultations to clients considering an appeal and encourage you to call us at (202) 640-2850.