If you have been convicted of a criminal offense, you don’t have to appeal the guilty verdict to improve your case result. Sometimes, it can be more advantageous to appeal the sentence in the case, especially if it strayed greatly from precedents set in similar cases. Our Southfield post-conviction defense lawyers have extensive experience working with clients in criminal sentence appeals, and we can begin working with you right away as you fight to improve the outcome in your misdemeanor or felony case.
Don’t wait to begin working with an appellate defense lawyer, as you may only have a short period of time to appeal the sentence in your case. Usually, the appellate window is quite small, and if you don’t file an appeal soon after the decision, you could lose your right to appeal. You need an attorney to help you appeal your case, because you won’t have the opportunity to go through the entire process again. The outcome of your case will largely be determined by a single written summary of your argument, called a brief, which will outline the reasons why you think the sentence in your Southfield criminal case was unjust. Our lawyers know how to prepare effective briefs, and while it is extremely difficult to reverse the decision of a court, we know what to look for in order to win a criminal sentence appeal. Contact us now and learn more about how post-conviction motions and appeals could be utilized in your case to get you the results you want.
Trial lawyer Scott Grabel has years of experience working in the appellate court system, and actually began his legal career working in the Michigan Court of Appeals. With Scott Grabel on your side, you gain an insider perspective into how appeals are won, and for over a decade Mr. Grabel has been working with the rest of our qualified attorneys to use this experience to help clients statewide battle back against wrongful conviction and excessive criminal penalties. Our lawyers can walk you through what you need to do to reduce jail time and fines, clear your record, or otherwise improve your outcome, and we are available 24/7 to begin advising you on the next steps you need to take. Don’t waste any time considering what to do next, because your best first step will always be hiring an experienced appellate defense lawyer. Whatever your experience with lawyers was during your initial trial, you will be blown away by the skill and care applied to every case taken by our highly qualified team. Contact us now via our toll free hotline or online to get started.
In determining what a sentence will be, judges rely heavily on a pre-sentence report, which is compiled by the probate department, containing information on the offender, psych evaluations, statements from the case, and more. In addition, judges use state sentencing guidelines and are supposed to conform closely to the sentences from similar cases in the past.
In order to win a sentence appeal, you will need to show that the sentence was unjust or unlawful. If the sentence in your case strays outside of the sentencing guidelines, that is a good indication that you may be able to win a sentence appeal. Even if your sentence falls within the guidelines, the means the judge used to come to that decision could be challenged, or other post-conviction motions may be available to you.
Act fast to hire an experienced appellate defense lawyer, who can protect you or your loved one as you continue your legal battle. Our team is ready right now to begin providing premier defense representation.
Our law firm knows what it takes to win appeals, which is why clients who have their entire futures on the line trust our team to represent their best interests. If you or your loved one has become the victim of an unfair sentence, get in touch with our team and let us begin reviewing the details of your trial and advising you on how to proceed as you seek to improve your case results. We are committed to 24/7 availability because we know your case may require urgent representation.
As soon as you can, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. You need to begin working towards an appellate victory right now – every second counts after a criminal conviction and sentence. Scott Grabel and the rest of our Southfield appeals lawyers are available 24/7 to begin protecting your rights and guiding you towards a better case outcome.