Posted 2023 | United States v. JR (Fort Myers Division)
Client was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The client went to trial with his local lawyer and was convicted. He was sentenced to life in prison. His trial lawyer did not file his notice of appeal within the 14 day time period. A late notice of appeal was filed and the appeal was eventually dismissed. The Client would be stuck with a life sentence unless something was done.
The Client hired Mr. Forman to file a 2255 Motion to Vacate in order to reopen the appellate timeline and restart the appeal. After filing the motion, the district court granted an evidentiary hearing. Te district court judge granted the motion. The Client is now able to appeal his life sentence to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.