Criminal Sentence Appeals in Ann Arbor
In some cases, the verdict itself is not what a defendant believes to be unjust. If the sentence decided upon in a case is excessive or inconsistent with Ann Arbor law and sentencing guidelines, it is possible to appeal the sentence itself, without challenging the guilty verdict in the case. If you or a loved one has been convicted of a criminal offense, it is important that you take action to fight back against long-lasting injustice. You may only have a very limited time to appeal the sentence in your Ann Arbor criminal case, and our appellate attorneys are always available to begin working with you as you attempt to improve your case outcome. Contact us right now by phone or online to start your fight for justice. We are ready to begin working with you or your loved one after an unjust sentence or other unfavorable result in a criminal case.
Trial lawyer and firm founder Scott Grabel began his career working in the Michigan Court of Appeals, and has extensive experience working in post-conviction cases with clients facing all types of misdemeanor and felony convictions. Along with the rest of our highly qualified team, Mr. Grabel will walk you through everything you need to say and do in order to protect yourself from an unjust criminal sentence, even after your case has been decided. We have the skill and experience needed to guide you through the post-conviction motion and appellate process, and are ready immediately to begin fighting with you as you begin to battle against police and prosecutors who will be seeking to put you behind bars. Contact us now if you or a loved one has been unjustly sentenced for drug crime, theft, a violent crime, a sex offense, or any other criminal offense in Ann Arbor.
How Is a Criminal Sentence Determined in Ann Arbor?
There are a number of things that affect what a specific sentence will be in an Ann Arbor criminal case, and if the proper procedures and guidelines are not followed, a defendant may have a case to make in a sentence appeal.
One of the most important tools used to determine what a sentence will be is the pre-sentence investigation report, which is crafted by the Department of Corrections. After a case has been heard, a pre-sentence investigation will be conducted, giving the judge an overview of various details about the case and the offenders, which could include victim statements, psych analyses, employment and family history, and past criminal history. Armed with the information from this report and the facts presented throughout the trial, a judge will likely determine what a sentence should be.
If, however, certain facts are misinterpreted or details are misrepresented, an excessive sentence is very possible. Always speak with an attorney and determine if you may be able to improve your case outcome. Grabel & Associates is available for clients in Washtenaw County 24/7.
Criminal Sentencing Guidelines in the State of Michigan
For almost every criminal case in Michigan, there are sentencing guidelines which outline what penalties would be appropriate for a given offense. While judges do have some flexibility to go outside of these guidelines, a sentence that strays greatly from that which is set out here could be challenged through a criminal sentence appeal in Ann Arbor. If you or your loved one has received a sentence that you believe to be unjust, or if you want to explore any other post-conviction options, contact our experienced defense attorneys right away and begin working to uncover some of the details of your case which could help you as you continue your fight for justice.
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that mistakes are made in Ann Arbor courts, and can lead to excessively harsh sentences for clients who have been accused of all types of offenses. Our lawyers are committed to helping you develop an individualized defense strategy based on the unique details of your case and what has happened throughout your trial. We know how to step in and improve the case results of clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases, and our proven record demonstrates why we are trusted as a leader in appellate and post-conviction representation.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Criminal Sentence Appeals in Ann Arbor
To get in touch with a member of our post-conviction defense team, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact our team online. We are always available to begin fighting for you or your loved one.