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Appeal by Right

After you or someone you care about is convicted of a crime, you still have legal options available. In most criminal cases, you have the right to appeal your decision to a higher court if there are legal grounds, and our experienced post conviction attorneys work with clients throughout the post-conviction process to fight for better results. If a loved one is in prison after a criminal conviction, contact Grabel & Associates now to begin working to effectively utilize your right to appeal.

Michigan Post Conviction Lawyers Fighting for Clients in Appellate Courts in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

One type of criminal appellate claim is an appeal of right, which does not require the approval of a higher court before it is filed. In appeal of right cases, you have a limited amount of time after a judicial decision during which you can ask a higher court to review and change the initial ruling. It is crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you or someone you love has been convicted of a crime, so that you understand your appellate options and don’t miss your opportunity to file an appeal in Michigan. Grabel & Associates is a criminal defense law firm with extensive experience in appellate cases, and we will aggressively work to assist you throughout the appellate process. Criminal appeals are very complex and tough to win, and you need a great attorney to have any chance of achieving a more beneficial case outcome. Our lawyers will do everything they can to help you appeal a decision, and we have the knowledge and experience needed to represent clients in difficult appellate cases.

File an Appeal of Right in Michigan

Act fast after a criminal conviction to fight back against wrongful conviction or unjust sentencing, as the time you have to file an appeal is limited. After a judgment is entered, the appellant has 21 days to file a claim of appeal, unless a rehearing or reconsideration was considered. If your case has been reconsidered, you have 21 days from the date your motion for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict was denied, or motion for rehearing, reconsideration, or other post-conviction relief was denied, if the motions occurred within the initial 21 day period.

Grabel & Associates is always available for appellate clients, and will work to answer all your legal questions and help you understand how an appeal of right works. When you have a family member or friend serving a sentence for a case you believe should have had a different outcome, it can be extremely stressful and frustrating. Work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can stand up to the justice system along with you, and who will fight for the best interests of post-conviction clients.

How to File a Claim of Appeal in Michigan Appellate Court

Michigan court rules state that in order to file an appeal by right, you must file a claim of appeal form, along with other documents, which can include:

  • A copy of the judgment or decision
  • A copy of the certificate of the court reporter or a statement that either the transcript has been ordered, or that there is nothing to be transcribed
  • A copy of a written request for a certified copy of the record to be sent to the circuit court
  • A true copy of any bond filed
  • Proof that money, documents, property, etc. have been delivered as required
  • A copy of the register of actions
  • Proof that the appeal fee has been paid to the appropriate court
  • Proof that a copy of the claim of appeal and other documents were served on all parties, courts, and agencies entitled to notice of appeal

Appeals involve a lot of complex paperwork, and require the representation of a skilled attorney who can prepare compelling briefs and argue your case in court. Contact Grabel & Associates now if you or someone you know has been wrongfully convicted or sentenced in Michigan for any criminal charge.

Our Approach to MI Appellate Court Cases

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a top-quality criminal appeals law firm because we care about clients and want to see them achieve results. While appeals cases are not easily won, our lawyers know how to prepare briefs, file paperwork, advise you throughout the process, and effectively argue your case in court, and we will do everything possible to help you fight back against conviction.

Our team has experience working with clients who face a variety of charges, and we can help you understand the legal issues affecting your case. Supervising attorney Scott Grabel has worked in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and has an insider understanding of how appellate cases work, which allows our team to prepare a comprehensive defense for your case. In any Michigan appellate case, the most important step is contacting a capable attorney as soon as you can, ensuring you properly protect your rights and do everything you can to fight for the freedom of your convicted loved one.

Call Grabel & Associates Michigan Criminal Appeal of Right Law Firm

To file an appeal by right, call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with an experienced case analyst and find out more about the appellate process. We are available 24/7 to take your call, and can also be reached online through our contact form. You can also set up a free consultation with Scott Grabel, who has worked in the Michigan Court of Appeals and can explain the appellate process to you. Don’t risk your result by waiting to contact a lawyer; Grabel & Associates is available now for a free initial consultation.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.