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What Can I Appeal?

After you or a loved one has been convicted of a criminal offense, it isn’t too late to fight for a better result. In Michigan criminal cases, you can appeal your case verdict to a higher court, or your sentence if you feel it was unjust. Always speak to an experienced criminal appeals attorney as soon as possible so that you can properly evaluate every post-conviction option available. Grabel & Associates aggressively defends clients facing criminal conviction in appellate courts statewide, and we will do all we can to fight for your best interests throughout the post-trial process.

Appeal a Lower Court Decision or Sentence in Michigan with Criminal Appellate Law Attorneys in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, an Throughout Michigan

It is critical to review every motion and appeal option possible in your case, and our experienced attorneys will help you understand the details of your case and what outcomes are possible through post-conviction action. Contact our firm right away if you or a loved one has been convicted, and an experienced Michigan appeals lawyer will immediately begin working on your case.

Appeal a Conviction in Michigan

If you plead not guilty and are convicted of a crime in Michigan, you can appeal the verdict to a higher court. Legal errors, issues with evidence, insufficient jury instruction, juror or judicial misconduct, or ineffective assistance of counsel could all be considered grounds for appeal, and our Michigan criminal appeal attorneys will help you determine if an appeal is possible in your case.

Appeal a Sentence in Michigan

Even if you plead guilty or nolo contendre and have been convicted of a crime, you can appeal your sentence in certain cases. Michigan sentencing guidelines outline the minimum and maximum penalties that should apply in criminal cases, and Grabel & Associates understands how to review sentences and look for excessive punishment in criminal cases. We can help you or your loved one challenge an overly harsh sentence and we will fight back against overzealous prosecutors and judges.

How to Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Michigan

The appellate process can be complex and difficult to navigate through alone, and while appeals are already difficult to win, without an attorney it may be next to impossible to improve your case result. Contact Grabel & Associates as early on in your case as possible, and work to achieve a better case outcome.

Hire an experienced Michigan criminal appeals lawyer who can help you through the process of appealing your verdict or sentence. First, you must determine the type of appeal you need to file, either an appeal of right or an appeal by application for leave. You will need to notify the proper court of your intent to appeal by filing a claim of appeal. You will need to then file a variety of documents, including a filing fee, proof of service, original claim of appeal, copy of judgment appealed from, copy of trial court docket, and more. Our lawyers will help you understand what you need to appeal your case, and will help you work through the documents, fees, and deadlines involved in a post-conviction case.

Our Approach to Appellate Criminal Cases

At Grabel & Associates, we care about our clients’ individual results, and work to alleviate some of the stress that a criminal conviction can cause individuals and families. Our attorneys will work to turn a difficult and complex process into a manageable situation, and while it is rare to win a criminal appeals case, working with an experienced and knowledgeable team will give you the best opportunity to be successful.

Appellate cases are usually won or lost outside the courtroom, and you need an attorney who not only knows how to argue a case to victory, but also complete extensive research and prepare compelling briefs. Our attorneys write to win, and we understand what it takes to convince the court you deserve a better case result. Scott Grabel’s inside knowledge of the appellate court system gained through working in the Michigan Court of Appeals allows our team to thoroughly understand how the appellate court will view your case, and direct our defense efforts to focus on weaknesses in the original verdict or sentence.

Contact Scott Grabel for Appellate Defense in Michigan

As soon as you or a loved one has been convicted of a criminal offense, contact Grabel & Associates. Our appellate court team represents criminal clients Michigan wide, and we are available 24/7 for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online if you have any questions about the criminal appeals process. Our team is standing by to help you or your loved one fight back against jail time, fines, a criminal record, and other damaging penalties.


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