Assault Crime Appeals in Muskegon
When you are convicted of assault, or someone you care about is convicted of assault, it can feel like you have nowhere left to turn. Don’t give up before you find an experienced Muskegon post-conviction defense lawyer and ensure you have considered every possible legal option that may be available. It is possible to appeal a guilty verdict or an unjust sentence in some cases, provided you act quickly, as there are time restrictions on assault crime appeals in Muskegon. Contact our firm right now to start fighting to improve your case result. We are available 24/7 to start working with clients statewide.
For well over a decade, Grabel & Associates has been representing clients in tough misdemeanor and felony assault cases, and our highly talented team knows what it takes to continue to fight for justice after a conviction. Our lawyers have worked extensively in cases involving:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Assault With Intent to Murder
- Assault With Intent to Cause Great Bodily Injury Less Than Murder
- Felonious Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Assault With a Deadly Weapon
- Domestic Assault
Contact Grabel & Associates now if you or a loved one has been convicted of any of the above, or another assault offense. Our team is ready now to begin applying our proven strategies to your unique case, and we genuinely care about your freedom and future. Our assault and violent crimes lawyers in Muskegon are willing to do whatever we can to protect you or your family after a serious assault related offense.
Types of Appeals in Michigan
There are a number of different types of appeals you can pursue after an assault conviction in Muskegon. In many cases, you have the right to appeal within 21 days, in which case you do not need permission from a higher court to appeal.
In cases where you do not have the right to appeal, or if the time period to exercise that right has expired, you must request permission from the appellate court to hear your case, and it is very rare that they will grant you a hearing. This type of appeal is referred to as an appeal by application for leave, and like any other appeal; it is critical that you contact an attorney early on in your case if you want to be successful.
You can also appeal either the verdict in your case, or the sentence you received. Grabel & Associates has extensive experience fighting for clients who are appealing guilty verdicts and unjust sentences, and we can advise you on which to pursue in your unique case. There are many details to review after a criminal conviction before deciding how to proceed with your legal battle, and little time available to do so. Always get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as you can so that you have ample time to prepare for a possible appeal.
First Steps in Filing an Assault Crime Appeal in Muskegon
In order to file an appeal, you will need to fill out a number of forms, submit a copy of the judgment or decision, a certificate from the court reporter, a copy of the register of actions, proof that all fees have been paid, and more. Because most appeals don’t involve new evidence, the outcome of your post-conviction battle will depend almost exclusively on the appellate brief drafted by your attorney, as well as your reply brief. This brief will outline exactly why the verdict or sentence you are appealing is unjust, and outline the specific issues you are contesting. Contact our firm now to learn more about how to file an assault appeal in Muskegon.
Our Approach to Post-Conviction Assault Defense
With such serious assault penalties on the line in your Muskegon post-conviction case, it is critical that you do everything you can to fight back with the best possible lawyer. Our attorneys are committed to protecting you, and will develop an individualized case approach based on the unique aspects of your situation. Our lawyers will ensure that all our aggressive defense tactics align with your legal goals, and as we guide you through the steps you need to take to fight back against criminal conviction, our team will always remain focused on protecting your best interests.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Assault Crime Defense
To speak with a qualified Muskegon assault lawyer about your post-conviction case, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact Grabel & Associates online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide a free initial case consultation to any client in Muskegon or anywhere else in Muskegon.