The team of post-conviction attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman work daily on federal criminal appeals and believe that your loved one’s best chance to receive relief on an Amendment 821 resentencing matter is through working with experienced lawyers.
Take our quiz below to see if your loved one has a chance for freedom through resentencing, and we’ll contact you to schedule a free, no-risk screening to determine eligibility.
Two Potential Paths
There are two possible paths to relief under the changes to Amendment 821:
The first is Part A: Status Point Offenders:
Status points refer to additional criminal history points assigned to defendants who commit an offense while serving a criminal justice sentence such as probation, parole, supervised release, imprisonment, work release, or escape status.
The second is Part B: Zero Point Offenders:
Zero points is for loved ones who had no criminal history points at their original sentencing.
If you are uncertain which part applies to your loved one, please fill out both forms and we will reach out to you and schedule a free no-risk assessment with our intake specialist. From there, you may schedule a consultation with one of our post-conviction attorneys.
Why Hire An Attorney?
Hiring a lawyer experienced in federal appeals for your loved one’s Amendment 821 re-sentencing application can be crucial for several reasons:
- Specialized Knowledge:
The changes related to Amendment 821 are somewhat complex and follow specific procedures. Amendment 821 relief is a new procedure and it’s best to seek an attorney experienced in federal appeals. The team of post-conviction lawyers at our firm are experienced in this field understand the intricacies of federal law, appellate procedures, and the court system. They know how to navigate the petitioning for resentencing process effectively.
- Understanding Precedents:
Our appellate post-conviction attorneys are well-versed in legal precedents. They can identify relevant cases that might strengthen your loved one’s appeal and craft arguments based on these precedents outside of just looking at the resentencing aspect of their case.
- Strategic Approach:
Our post-conviction lawyers are skilled in formulating compelling legal arguments, identifying errors made during the trial, and presenting a strong case to the appellate court. They understand how to frame issues in a way that resonates with appellate judges to give you the best chance for success. Keep in mind that no attorney can guarantee a successful result. We are honest with clients and loved ones about the process and even though we believe in our cases and fight hard for victories, it is important to recognize that not every case is won.
- Procedural Compliance:
Federal appeals have strict procedural rules. Experienced federal appeal lawyers ensure that all documents, filings, and timelines are met accurately, preventing procedural errors that could harm an appeal.
- Increased Chance of Success:
Our experience can significantly increase the chances of a successful Amendment 821 application for you or your loved one.
Handling the federal legal system requires extensive legal knowledge and time-consuming research. It can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your loved one’s case.
The attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman provide knowledge, experience, and strategic approach which can be invaluable in navigating the complexities of resentencing petitions and the federal appellate process. Learn more by contacting us for a free, no-risk screening to review your loved one’s case.