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What is the Right to an Appeal?

After you or a loved one has been convicted for a criminal offense in Michigan, you may have the right to appeal. Grabel & Associates has extensive experience in trial court cases and appellate cases and can advise you throughout the post-conviction process. Under the direction of criminal appeals lawyer Scott Grabel, our team will help you determine if you have the right to appeal your verdict or sentence, and how to properly utilize your right to appeal. Contact our firm immediately and work to explore motions and appeals options in your case.

Exercise the Right to Appeal in Michigan with A Criminal Appellate Lawyer in Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

There are two types of appeals in Michigan:

  • Appeal by right, which does not require permission from a higher court to be filed
  • Appeal by application for leave, which requires permission from the higher court before it is filed

If you have entered a plea of not guilty and are convicted of a crime, you will have the right to appeal the verdict. If you entered a plea of guilty or nolo contender, or accepted a plea bargain, you may have forfeited your right to appeal. A sentence appeal may still be possible, and it is crucial that you contact an attorney and determine the best course of action in your case.

Legal Rights in a Criminal Case

Anyone facing criminal accusations and potential conviction has the right to appeal. Depending on how you plead and the results of your case, you could lose the right to appeal and working with a skilled attorney throughout your case could help you keep your legal options open.

If you or a loved one has already been convicted, it isn’t too late to hire a better lawyer to guide you through the post-trial process. An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court decision, and can in rare cases result in a reversed verdict or lessened sentence. Grabel & Associates is a criminal appeals law firm with the experience needed to help you properly exercise your right to appeal. Don’t hesitate to contact our appellate law firm now for aggressive representation throughout your case.

Criminal Appeal FAQs

Both the state and the defendant in a criminal case have the right to appeal in certain cases. If the defendant is found guilty, he or she has the right to appeal the verdict (unless they have forfeited the right to appeal), while the government does not have the ability to appeal the verdict. After sentencing, both parties can appeal the sentence that has been imposed.

There are multiple appellate courts in Michigan, and after determining what court you need to appeal to, you will need to hire the best possible attorney to help you through your case. While trial cases depend on court arguments, the majority of an appellate case is argued through written briefs, and while a short oral argument could potentially be presented, it is crucial to work with an attorney who understands the different methods required to win appellate cases. Our lawyers have experience in both criminal trials and appellate cases, and understand the tactics that are effective in cases statewide. Contact our firm now for a free case evaluation, and begin fighting to improve your case result.

Our Approach to Appeal by Right Cases

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates know that appellate cases are extremely difficult to win, but we care about our clients’ results and will do everything possible to effectively defend you throughout the post-conviction process. Supervising attorney Scott Grabel has experience working in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and can deliver valuable insight into your post-trial case. We know how to review your initial case, verdict, and sentence, and will prepare all the documents and fees needed before the strict time deadlines so that you don’t miss out on your chance to appeal.

Work with our talented team and benefit from skilled research, analysis, and the preparation of compelling briefs that will be complimented by effective oral argument. Grabel & Associates is available immediately to begin working with you in your case, and is available 24/7 for a free, no obligation consultation.

Contact Scott Grabel to Exercise Your Right to Appeal Criminal Conviction in MI

Call our firm toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online to speak with an experienced case analyst or ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Appellate cases are complex and difficult, and having an attorney handle your appeal will give you the best chance at success. Contact the Michigan criminal defense firm of Grabel & Associates now.


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