Appeals of federal criminal cases from Texas’s four federal judicial districts (Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern) go to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are full of traps for the unwary lawyer, and if you’ve been convicted by a jury in a federal court in Texas you need expert counsel to make sure that your rights are protected.
For example: Your notice of appeal is due within fourteen days of the judgment (there is a hefty $500 filing fee), the record must be ordered within fourteen days after that, and the brief is due within 40 days after the record is filed.
Things come at you fast, and a small slipup can result in major damage. If you wish to hire experienced federal appellate counsel, call Bennett & Bennett at 713.224.1747.