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Criminal Sentence Appeals

When you or a loved one is convicted of a crime, he or she should be justly sentenced in a way that reflects the specific details of the case, offender history, and severity of the crime. If the sentence exceeds the maximum sentence set out by Michigan law, or if for any other reason you believe the sentence was excessive, contact our criminal appeals team now to explore your appellate options. Our criminal appeals lawyers have extensive experience in state and federal appellate cases, and have worked with clients who face a variety of serious and complex charges. Contact Grabel & Associates now from anywhere in Michigan to fight excessive penalties.

Experienced Post-Conviction Lawyers to Appeal Criminal Conviction in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan

After you or someone you care about has been convicted of a crime, there is a limited time period in which you may be able to pursue an appeal. Act quickly to secure the representation of a skilled criminal appeals lawyer and do everything you can to work towards a more beneficial outcome. It is extremely difficult to win a Michigan criminal appeals case, but our attorneys will help you understand the legal issues affecting your case and assist you throughout the appellate process to ensure you take the right legal steps in every stage of your post-trial case.

Work with Grabel & Associates and benefit from years of experience in the Michigan appellate court system. Founding attorney Scott Grabel has worked in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and can personally direct you through the actions you need to take in your criminal appeals case. Don’t hesitate to contact our Michigan firm after a loved one has been unfairly sentences; work with our criminal appeals attorneys now for aggressive defense representation.

Michigan Criminal Sentence Appeals and Pre-Sentence Investigation

After a defendant is convicted of a crime, a judge will assign a sentence either immediately, or at a sentence hearing. While the prosecution may recommend a sentence in criminal cases, the judge has final say on what the sentence will be. Judges often review the pre-sentence report, which is often required before a sentence is handed out.

Pre-sentence investigations are carried out by the Department of Corrections, who supply the judge with a pre-sentence report including information about the defendant, details about the case that the court should consider, mental health history, and other factors.

Sentencing Guidelines in Michigan Criminal Cases

Judges may also rely on Michigan sentencing guidelines in order to determine how to penalize the defendant. Sentencing guidelines list the maximum punishment allowed for criminal convictions, as well as how to determine what the sentence for a defendant should be. While judges do consider these guidelines in Michigan appellate cases, they still have significant freedom in applying a sentence and unfair sentencing is still very possible.

Criminal Appeal in Michigan Post-Conviction Case

When you or a loved one is convicted and unfairly sentenced to prison, fines, community service, or other penalties, it is critical to review your case with the help of an experienced criminal appeals attorney. Our lawyers understand how sentencing guidelines and pre-sentence reports should affect criminal case results, and we will help you determine if you have legal grounds for a sentence appeal. If your sentence does not comply with Michigan’s legal guidelines, if you feel your criminal history was wrongly considered, or if you had a plea deal that promised a lesser sentence, it may be possible to appeal your sentence. Contact Grabel & Associates immediately if you or someone close to you is facing an unreasonable criminal sentence. We will immediately begin working to review the details of your case and fight for a better result.

Our Approach to State and Federal Appellate Court Cases

If a judicial error has resulted in an excessive criminal sentence, it is critical to hire the best possible Michigan criminal appeals attorney. Grabel & Associates works for clients in difficult criminal cases to combat unjust sentencing, and we work to reduce the prison time, fines, and other penalties that clients face. While it is very tough to change a criminal sentence after a judicial decision, there are motions and appeals options that could help you in your case. Contact our aggressive defense team now to find out more about your post-trial options.

It can be very stressful when a loved one has been convicted and is serving a sentence you feel is unfair, and our attorneys know what you are up against and how to best proceed throughout the post-conviction process. Our dynamic and innovative criminal appeals strategies will allow you to look at every available legal option and properly utilize your rights. Contact our Michigan motions and appeals team now to benefit from extensive knowledge gained through direct experience in the Michigan criminal appeals system.

Contact Scott Grabel for Criminal Sentence Appeals in MI

Our law firm is available 24/7 for criminal sentence appeal clients, and you can call our appeals team toll free from anywhere in Michigan now at 1-800-342-7896. Don’t let an overzealous prosecutor or judge determine the final outcome of your case without looking at every motion and appeal available to you, work with our top-tier defense firm now for persuasive defense in Michigan’s appellate courts. Contact us by phone or contact us online and ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel, and let us begin working on your case right away. Our criminal appeals knowledge will be a difference maker in your case, and will allow you to properly protect the rights of you or your loved one after conviction.

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.