Your Right To Challenge A Federal Or State Conviction

A good attorney can help you through a case at the lower court level. A great attorney prepares your case for an eventual appeal. At the trial stage, your lawyer should make the appropriate motions and objections, thereby preserving issues for an appeal.

The potential for appeal underscores the need for a competent attorney the first time through your case. Protect your rights by hiring solid representation from Napier & Napier law firm at the very beginning of your case so that if an appeal is necessary, the record is preserved.

If you face federal criminal charges, call our experienced attorneys at who understand the intricacies of the appeals process.

The Differences Between State And Federal Appeals

There are different appellate issues in state cases as opposed to federal cases. In federal cases, the application of federal sentencing guidelines may be in question. It is important to hire a law firm that understands federal sentencing guidelines. Experienced attorneys evaluate correct time calculation and application of appropriate guidelines and procedures. The federal judges have discretion but there is a limit to their discretion. At Napier & Napier, we are experienced at challenging these issues whenever they arise.

Why Deep Trial Experience Matters For An Appeal

Having an experienced lawyer on your side throughout your case, and especially on an appeal, is helpful for a number of reasons.

  • First, the attorney understands criminal defense at the trial level and knows what issues can be appealed.
  • Second, a seasoned attorney knows the current case law and how it might apply to your appeal.

We have three decades of experience with criminal cases throughout the upstate New York area and at the state and federal appellate levels.

Contact Us For Assertive Legal Protection

Whether you are pursuing a drug appeal, were convicted of a white collar crime or just generally think a legal mistake was made in your case, we can help. Call our office in Rochester at or contact us online



Napier & Napier
16 West Main Street
Suite 700
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-504-0904

Fax: 585-232-5368

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Napier & Napier is located in Rochester and serves clients throughout the surrounding area in New York.