Convicted drug crime offenders face serious criminal penalties and restrictions on their freedom, including jail time, fines, criminal records, driver’s license suspension, and more. As a result, wrongful conviction and excessive penalties can drastically damage a person’s life, and should be avoided at all costs. When wrongful conviction or excessive sentencing occurs in a drug crime case in Clinton Township, many people don’t know where to turn. If you are feeling defeated after a drug crime conviction, don’t give up on your case yet. Grabel & Associates provides premier appellate representation for clients in Clinton and statewide who are facing misdemeanor and felony drug crime conviction, and we know what it takes to help clients achieve improved case outcomes, even after an initial decision has been made in a criminal court.
Our drug crime defense attorneys know what it takes to protect clients who have been accused of possessing, selling, or producing illegal narcotics in Clinton. In addition, we are experienced in post-conviction motions and appeals in misdemeanor and felony cases involving all types of drugs, including:
Our lawyers know how to deal with illegal search and seizure, drug sentencing guidelines, and other legal issues that clients face in drug crime cases, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to expose injustices in your case which could lead to an improved result through appeal. Contact our post-conviction drug crime team now for a free initial case consultation, and receive no-obligation legal guidance which could be critical as you decide what steps you need to take in the next stages of your post-conviction case.
If you are found guilty in what you believe was an unfair trial, you may be able to find grounds to appeal the case decision. In cases involving bias on behalf of the judge or jury, misconduct from any prosecutor, jury member, or judge, or in certain instances involving new evidence, you can appeal the verdict in your case and fight for a more just outcome. Our attorneys are experienced in Clinton drug crime appeals and know what you need to do to improve your result after a wrongful conviction. We also know what it takes to succeed with many other post-conviction motions and writs, including the motion for a new trial. Contact us now to learn more about the options that may be available to you.
If you believe your sentence strayed too far from the guidelines set out for your specific case, or if for any other reason you feel the sentence given by the judge didn’t suit your specific situation, it may be possible to appeal the sentence to a higher court. Sentence appeals are tough to win, and it is very important to work with an experienced defense attorney throughout the process. Our lawyers are available now for clients in Clinton and statewide and know what you need to do to appeal a drug crime sentence.
In Michigan post-conviction cases, not everyone has the right to appeal the decision rendered, though most defendants do have the right to appeal to a higher court. If you have the right to appeal, which our attorneys can help you determine, you can file your appeal provided you don’t hesitate long after the initial decision in your case. If you want to work with a different attorney than the one you retained in the initial case, it is possible to do so provided you act quickly. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with you in your post-conviction battle.
If you don’t have the right to appeal, you may still be able to file an appeal by asking the court’s permission to have your case heard. In appeal by application for leave cases, you are still faced with time constraints, and need to act quickly to retain an appellate attorney who can guide you through the rest of your case.
When you file an appeal, you don’t get a new trial, and the proceedings are greatly different from what you will be used to by now. Your lawyer will draft an appellate brief outlining the problems with the initial decision or sentence, and the court will review that along with the records from the initial trial in order to determine whether or not the decision should be overturned. Appeals are very tough to win, and near impossible if you fail to hire an attorney who has experience working within the appellate system. Hire an established firm right away and continue your legal fight.
At Grabel & Associates, we value each and every client that comes through the door, and we know that you deserve to be treated as innocent until your legal situation is fully resolved. Let us take over your fight and do all we can to guide you towards an improved outcome. We are highly respected statewide and nationally because we have proven our ability to succeed in numerous past cases. Contact us now for a free initial case evaluation.
To speak with a member of our post-conviction drug crime defense team, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact our firm online 24/7. We are always available to provide a no-obligation case analysis at no cost to you. Get a talented legal team on your side and continue to battle back against injustice, call or contact us online now to get started.