After a criminal conviction, your legal battle is not over, and you need to work with an exceptional attorney to ensure you obtain the best possible result. Contact our firm right away to learn more about appealing to the Michigan Court of Appeals, and explore other post-conviction and appeals options with our experienced team. We understand what you need to do to improve your case outcome and will help you or your loved one fight for justice even after an initial conviction.
If your request for oral argument to the Michigan Court of Appeals is granted, your attorney will have an extremely limited amount of time to present your case. You need to be sure you hire an attorney who can argue to win, and who has experience working in time limited Michigan Court of Appeals cases.
The attorneys at our Michigan criminal appeals firm have worked in countless past post-conviction cases, and know what it takes to achieve the best-case outcome. Founding attorney Scott Grabel began his legal career as a prehearing clerk in the Michigan Court of Appeals and is a Michigan Supreme Court Advocates Guild member, giving him the inside knowledge and hands-on experience needed to ensure you are properly protected from excessive punishment.
The first steps in any appellate case are quick action and preparation, which could be critical later on when arguing in front of a court. You need to be sure that you keep on top of deadlines and don’t miss your chance to appeal a court decision. Working with an attorney early on in the post-conviction process will give your legal team ample time to prepare a compelling argument, and ensure that effective research and analysis has been done for your unique case.
Your lawyer will need to submit briefs and transcripts to the appellate court, after which the Court of Appeals may set a date for oral arguments. Criminal appeals cases are not regular trials, and it is critical to work with an appeals attorney who knows the differences between criminal defense and appellate defense. Our lawyers will help you expose errors in the initial trial and build a convincing case against the decision, so that you can push for an improved verdict or sentence.
Most Court of Appeals arguments, if granted, are heard by a panel of three judges, and every judge has different tendencies and tactics. Our attorneys have worked in the state of Michigan for over a decade and know the judges that you will face in your appellate case. We will consider every detail of that judge’s background when building an oral argument, and our Michigan criminal appeals lawyers know how to avoid common case mistakes that can be made during oral arguments. Grabel & Associates will help you make the most of your opportunity to obtain a better outcome.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates know what types of arguments can be effective, and we understand that all too often appellate attorneys come with a dry, prepared, robotic speech that does not allow for interaction with a judge or response to questions raised. Our team knows how to prepare a collection of central ideas and adapt responses to the questions of a judge, so that the judge is more likely to feel your case has been comprehensively presented.
Our firm emphasizes preparation, and we will practice oral arguments extensively before a court appearance. We know the importance of understanding potential issues judges may raise and will ensure we are completely familiar with the specific details of your case. Our team is recognized as a top choice for appellate defense in Michigan because we are never caught unprepared when the time for oral arguments comes.
Appeal your case to the Michigan Court of Appeals with Grabel & Associates now, and work with an established team that has successfully argued appellate cases in the COA and Supreme Court for over 10 years. Call 1-800-342-7896 for a free case consultation, or contact our firm online. Speak with experienced appellate lawyer Scott Grabel and learn more about your post-conviction options and potential case strategies. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you or your loved one to obtain a beneficial appeal result.