Criminal Sentence Appeals in Detroit
When a person is convicted of a crime they could not commit, or unjustly sentenced based on questionable evidence, it is sometimes possible to continue to fight for an improved case result. In Detroit, it is possible for those convicted of a criminal offense to appeal either the guilty verdict itself, or simply the sentence, and both options should be discussed with an experienced defense attorney. The lawyers at Grabel & Associates are committed to helping clients explore every possible post-conviction option, and will do whatever it takes to help you or your loved one continue to fight for justice even after a wrongful conviction or excessive sentence in Detroit. Contact trial lawyer and appellate defense attorney Scott Grabel now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about your options after a conviction. Let our post-conviction attorneys guide you through the exploration of potential legal remedies as well as the appellate process if you choose to go that route. Our team is available 24/7 to begin working with clients during any stage of the criminal defense process.
With our highly talented team on your side, you and your loved one can continue to fight for a just case result, even after a jury or judge has made an initial determination in your case. Our Detroit appellate defense lawyers know what it takes to win criminal sentence appeals, and are available now to begin fighting with you. As soon as you get in touch with our team, we will begin reviewing the details of your case with you, including any information available from initial trial proceedings. In an appeal, it is critically important to work with the best lawyer, since you won’t get another long and drawn-out trial, but simply a single chance to improve your result by petitioning a higher court. If your lawyer can’t convince the court to change your sentence the first time you appeal, you may exhaust your options and be forced to serve the sentence as is. Our lawyers will seek to determine what your unique case requires, and what the key issues in your appeal will be. Contact us right away to get started and let the Grabel & Associates team fight for your freedom.
Detroit Criminal Sentence Appeals – Lawyer for Criminal Appeals in Michigan
By law, sentences for a particular offense are supposed to be administered in accordance with state guidelines, and reflect the severity of the crime while taking case specifics into consideration. If an offender has a history of committing criminal offenses, it is possible that a sentence could be increased even beyond the sentencing guidelines, and in certain rare cases, particularly heinous offenses can lead to the same.
Usually, one of the main tools used by a judge to decide a sentence is a pre-sentencing investigation report, or PSI. These reports, conducted by probation officers, provide information about the offender and the offense, which may include psychological evaluations, employment history, family history, and more in addition to a complete criminal record and history. Along with the published sentencing guidelines, this provides the basis for Detroit judges during criminal sentencing.
Appealing an Unjust or Unlawful Criminal Sentence in Detroit
If a sentence is illegal, unreasonable, or unconstitutional, it may be possible to appeal. If a judge exceeds the set maximum sentence for a particular offense, it is likely there are grounds to pursue an appeal. Sentences close to the maximum for first time offenders may be able to be challenged as well. If jury or judge bias, misconduct, or ineffective counsel played a role in the case, a sentence appeal or some other post-conviction motion could be an option.
Our Approach to Detroit Criminal Sentence Appeals
In most cases, there are only a few weeks after a criminal sentence is handed down during which the defendant can appeal the decision. This is why it is critical to act fast, and why our team is committed to 24/7 availability. If you or someone you care about has been unjustly sentenced, contact our appellate defense team right now for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about our proven approach to post-conviction representation. Our lawyers are ready now to start walking you through the steps you need to take in order to fight for a great case outcome.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Appellate Defense
Contact Scott Grabel or another member of our highly skilled team now by calling 1-800-342-7896 or by contacting our firm online. We are always ready to work with clients even after an initial conviction or sentence.