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Motion for Ginther Hearing

If your legal representation in your initial trial was inadequate, you can file a motion for a Ginther Hearing and challenge the court decision. Grabel & Associates will represent you after your conviction and help you determine the motions and appeals that are available in your case. We will prepare you for the post-conviction process and present compelling arguments to help you fight for yourself or a loved one who has been wrongfully convicted. It is extremely difficult to have a judge’s decision changed after a criminal conviction, and without an attorney could be impossible. Contact our post-conviction attorneys at Grabel & Associates right away for aggressive appellate defense, and fight back against unjust results.

Michigan Post-Conviction Defense Lawyer Motions and Appeals Attorney in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Throughout Michigan

Hire a capable criminal appeals attorney who can direct you through the legal action you need to take after someone you care about is convicted of a crime. Our team has vast experience in criminal appeals cases and we know how to write persuasive briefs, prepare the complex paperwork, and argue post-trial cases in court. Don’t let an ineffective lawyer stop you from achieving the results you deserve, continue your fight with the talented team at Grabel & Associates.

What is a Ginther Hearing?

Termed after People v Ginther, 390 Mich 436 of 1973, a Ginther hearing is an evidentiary hearing granted when a defendant claims they received ineffective legal representation in their case. A successful Ginther hearing could result in a new trial, and even a better case outcome, which makes it vital to explore this and other post-trial motions after your Michigan conviction.

Like any other post-trial motion, it is very difficult to change your results through a Ginther hearing, and only by working with the best possible defense team can you give yourself a chance to obtain a better outcome. Contact Grabel & Associates immediately from anywhere in Michigan for a free consultation. We will work to answer your legal questions and help you explore post-conviction options.

Voluntary and Informed Plea in Michigan Criminal Case

When a judge accepts a plea bargain, the defendant forfeits the majority of his or her rights to appeal the decision, making it very challenging to obtain a better result post-conviction. In criminal cases, however, defendants must be made aware of the rights they are waiving by accepting a plea bargain, and must voluntarily accept the plea deal. In order to have voluntarily accepted a plea bargain, a defendant must fully understand what it will mean in their case and be capable of making an informed decision, free of coercion. If an attorney does not properly explain a plea, the rights that will be waived, or other crucial details, the defendant may be able to claim their plea was involuntary due to ineffective counsel. Our Michigan criminal appeals attorneys will help you fight to withdraw your guilty plea and attempt to obtain a new trial.

Ineffective Counsel and Ginther Hearing in MI

In the state of Michigan, defense lawyers must fully investigate the facts of a case and effectively present them in court. In addition, there are court procedures that need to be properly followed, and due diligence is key in criminal defense cases. If an attorney does not meet these requirements, they may be determined to be ineffective in their legal representation of a defendant, which could establish grounds for a new trial.

Some attorney errors that could verify claims of ineffective counsel include:

  • failure to uncover evidence that could have changed the result of a case
  • failure to uncover past convictions which resulted in an increased sentence
  • failure to accurately provide information to the defendant which lead to a guilty plea
  • failure to tell a defendant about a plea bargain that had been offered

Our Approach to Post-Conviction Motions

The experienced appellate attorneys at Grabel & Associates are dedicated to defending clients in criminal cases, and will aggressively fight for the rights of you or a loved one after a criminal conviction. We know how to investigate the details of criminal cases, and will do everything we can to prepare a comprehensive and effective post-trial motion which could help you in your case.

Reversing a guilty plea based on a claim of ineffective legal counsel is extremely difficult, and you will need a skilled Michigan criminal appeals attorney to assist you in the time-sensitive process. Contact our firm now for aggressive defense in any of Michigan’s 83 counties and let us support you in your post-trial actions.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Aggressive Appellate Defense

We are available for a free consultation 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896 and can immediately begin working on your case. If you aren’t near a phone, contact us online and ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has worked in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals and has extensive experience with the criminal appellate process. Protect your loved ones from wrongful conviction by continuing their legal fight after they are convicted; contact Grabel & Associates right now.


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