Criminal Appeals, Post Conviction & Prison Issues Top-Rated Legal Counsel

Criminal Appeals, Post-Conviction & Prison Issues

In addition to a successful criminal defense trial practice for clients throughout South Florida, the United States, and internationally, Jeff Weiner has also developed – over his 47 years as a criminal defense attorney – a significant record of success in state and Federal appeals and post-conviction matters. Successful appeals must be approached very differently from how a defense is prepared and argued in the trial courts. Appeals are based on the record in the trial court, requiring an attorney to recognize errors committed by the prosecution, defense counsel, and trial judge during all phases of the proceedings, including pre-trial motions which were denied by the trial judge.

Post-Judgement & Prison Issues

In addition to our state, Federal and international trial and appellate practice, we also represent clients in a wide variety of post-conviction litigation and in representation involving in prison issues for clients who are serving time in custody as well as issues involving supervised release and probation.

Our Miami based lawyers are intimately familiar with custody/jail and prison issues including:

  • Compassionate Release (primarily COVID-19 related)
  • Medical issues including refusal or failure to provide necessary medication and adequate medical care (a very common and serious problem)
  • Work release
  • Parole in State courts
  • Furloughs
  • Prisoner transfers to other jails, prisons, camps, and jurisdictions
  • Religious freedom issues, including dietary issues, and observance of religious holidays and practices
  • Supervised release violations
  • Probation violations
  • Halfway houses

Post-Conviction Litigation: Different from an appeal, this includes requests for a new trial resulting from ineffective assistance of trial counsel, denial of constitutional rights, and Writs of Habeas Corpus.

Case Victories

Fully Prepared to Get the Best Possible Results in Each Case
  • Fraud Crime Case Dismissed

    Client was charged with title fraud and insurance fraud in different counties.

  • Federal Crime Sentence Reduced

    A foreign national was indicted with conspiracy to smuggle goods into the United States.

  • Federal Crime Sentence Reduced

    Client was indicted with conspiracy to commit money laundering and making a materially false statement to a federal agent.

  • Weapon Charge Case Dismissed

    Client was charged with improperly discharging a firearm.

  • DUI & Traffic Case Dismissed

    A foreign national was cited for failure to comply with a steady red signal while visiting the United States.

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  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite 2021
  • 2021 South Florida Legal Guide
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - business
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • Av Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers - Jeffrey S. Weiner
  • Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer Legion
  • O'Connors Federal Criminal Rules & Codes
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyers 2021
  • America's Most Honored 2021
  • Top Lawyers South Florida 2021
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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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    “Excellent knowledge and grasp of the law”

    - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Google
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    “"In this world it is not always "what" you know, it is truly "who" you know."”

    - Robert D., on Google
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    “"Jeff is not only a colleague, he is one of my closest friends, someone I respect and admire for the way he has served and continues to serve his clients."”

    - David Elden, on Google

Why Hire Our Firm?

See What Makes Us Different
  • We Are Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • We Get the Best Possible Result in Each Case
  • We Have Served Criminal Defense Clients and Fellow Lawyers For Over 47 Years
  • We Wrote “the Book” on Federal Criminal Rules & Cases
  • We Are Available 24/7 for Emergencies & Offer Free Initial Consultations