Appeal of Federal Criminal Convictions


If you or someone you care about has been convicted of a crime in federal court, Grabel & Associates may be able to help you pursue an appeal. Federal cases are to be appealed directly if a sentence is excessive or unreasonable, and our Michigan criminal attorneys have experience fighting for the best interests of clients after harsh federal sentences statewide. 

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney in Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Grabel & Associates defends clients facing federal conviction for the following charges and more:

  • Drug Crime (Possession, Distribution, Manufacture, Trafficking)
  • White Collar Crime, Embezzlement, Wire Fraud, other Theft
  • Identity Theft
  • Criminal acts involving federal property (government office, post office, etc.)

After you or your loved one has been convicted of a federal crime, the time you have to appeal your case could be limited. Work with an attorney early on in your Michigan criminal case to ensure you do everything you can to fight for a better result. Our team of experienced appeals lawyers is available 24/7 to begin working with you on your case, and our knowledgeable attorneys will guide you throughout the complex administrative and judicial processes involved in a federal appeal.

Attorney Scott Grabel has direct experience working in the Michigan Court of Appeals, and will personally direct you through all paperwork and fees, the presentation of your case, and possible court arguments. Act quickly to secure excellent representation and fight back against excessive penalties.

Appeal by Defendant in Federal Criminal Case

After a federal conviction, you need to determine if you have legal grounds for appeal and how to best proceed with post-trial legal action. In federal cases, you need to appeal either the conviction itself, or the sentence, and our attorneys can review the details of your case and help you make a decision regarding how to best challenge the initial result. An appeal will be sent to a federal appellate court, where trial court records are reviewed along with court transcripts in order to determine if the conviction and sentence were just. You will not have an opportunity to introduce new evidence through an appeal, which is why it is important to be aware of all motions and appeals options that are available to you in your case.

The majority of a federal appellate case is handled through writing briefs and presenting your appellate case outside the courtroom, which is why it is essential to have an experienced attorney on your side who knows what it takes to convince the courts you deserve a better outcome. Grabel & Associates will defend you throughout your Michigan federal appeal and help you work through the complex and difficult appeals process.

United States Federal Appeals Attorney

In the state of Michigan, federal appeals are subject to constantly changing procedures and precedents, and it is important to schedule a consultation with an appellate defense team as soon as possible if you have been convicted of a drug charge, fraud charge, or other criminal charge. If someone you know is in prison after a federal conviction, a writ of habeas corpus may be an option, which would allow the imprisoned person to enter court in order to determine if incarceration was lawful. Our attorneys will walk you through every criminal motion and appeal option, and help you decide the best steps to take after a Michigan federal sentence.

Our Approach to Federal Appeals

After a criminal conviction, it is important to work with the best Michigan appellate lawyer to determine what legal options are available to you. While it may seem like your case is finished, your legal battle may have just begun, and a federal appeal could help you achieve a better result.

If you have plead guilty to a federal charge or accepted a plea bargain, you may have forfeited your right to appeal. Working with an attorney will allow you to look at alternate options, including motions to withdraw a plea or receive a new trial.

Our lawyers investigate the details of every federal appeals case we take, and work to uncover judicial or prosecutor mistakes, bias, misconduct, evidentiary issues, and other problems that could lead to a successful appeal. If you feel your sentence was unreasonably harsh or that it did not comply with legal guidelines, you may be able to fight to obtain a better result.

Always contact a Michigan appellate lawyer before taking any action in your federal crime case. It is extremely difficult to change or overturn a federal court result, but by working with our attorneys you can ensure you do all you can to continue your fight for justice after conviction.

Contact Scott Grabel for MI Criminal Appeals Defense

Call our law firm now for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been convicted of a federal crime. Our team can be reached toll free at 1-800-342-7896 any time of day, any day of the week, and we will immediately begin working with you to explore post-conviction motions and appeals options. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney, as a better result could be available. We will help you consider appellate options including a petition for federal writ of habeas corpus, or withdrawing or changing a federal court plea.