Drug Crimes Appeals in Ann Arbor
If you didn’t get the result you wanted during your initial drug crime trial, it may not be too late to begin working with a qualified attorney to improve your case outcome. The appellate lawyers at Grabel & Associates have extensive experience representing clients in drug crimes appeals in Ann Arbor and statewide, and our talented post-conviction lawyers are committed to doing whatever it takes to guide you or your loved one through the latter stages of your battle for justice. With our team on your side, you can confidently combat wrongful conviction or excessive sentencing, and our lawyers have proven their skill in countless past cases throughout Washtenaw County. Our drug crimes appeals lawyers have worked in cases involving marijuana, cocaine, meth, LSD, ecstasy, heroin, designer drugs, steroids, prescription drugs, and more, and know what it takes to overcome false accusations and prosecutor, jury, or judge mistakes. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and begin fighting to protect your freedom.
Appellate defense lawyer Scott Grabel has worked for well over a decade in Ann Arbor trial courts and appellate courts statewide, and has even worked for the Michigan Court of Appeals during the beginning stages of his legal career. With an insider understanding of the appellate court system combined with the experiences of the rest of our qualified attorneys, Grabel & Associates boasts an unparalleled ability to guide clients through the drug crimes appeals process in Ann Arbor and statewide. As soon as you or your loved one is convicted of a drug possession, distribution, or manufacture offense, contact Grabel & Associates and find out more about potential post-conviction and appeals options that may be available to you. Our firm is always available through our 24/7 hotline and via email to begin working with clients in post-conviction drug crimes cases.
Types of Appeals for Ann Arbor Drug Offense Cases
In most criminal cases, including many drug crime cases, you have the right to appeal the court’s decision to a higher authority, provided you can find grounds for appeal. In these appeal by right cases, you can move forward with the appellate process right away, provided you act quickly and don’t miss any deadlines. Grabel & Associates can help you keep on top of the paperwork and filing deadlines and ensure you do everything you need to do in order to file an appeal that could be successful. Contact us now to find out more.
In some other cases, for whatever reason, a defendant may not have the right to appeal. This could be because they have already utilized this right, or waived the right at some point during the process. It is still possible to request that an appeal be heard by a higher court, however, which is referred to as appeal by application for leave. If you or your loved one wants to appeal the verdict or sentence in an Ann Arbor drug crime case, yet has lost the right to appeal, contact our team and find out more about petitioning the court to have your post-conviction case heard.
Verdict vs. Sentence Appeals in Ann Arbor Drug Offense Cases
In order to appeal the verdict in a drug crime case, you must have grounds to show that the guilty verdict rendered was inconsistent with the facts, swayed by bias or misconduct, or for whatever other reason unlawful. If successful, you may either walk free or face a retrial, depending on the specific reasons why you were appealing the verdict.
Sentence appeals are also possible in Ann Arbor drug crime cases. In a sentence appeal, bias or misconduct could still play a role, but it is more likely that the relation to the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines is explore, or a discrepancy between the sentence and other precedents based on information in the pre-sentencing report is noticeable.
Our Approach to Ann Arbor Drug Crimes Appeals
Our post-conviction attorneys are committed to providing exceptional appellate representation to clients pursuing appeals by right or by application for leave, and know what it takes to overcome an unjust verdict or sentence. Don’t hesitate, as you only have a limited time to appeal your case decision. Contact Grabel & Associates right now and let us walk you through every step of your case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Drug Crime Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with a qualified case analyst, or contact our firm online through the contact form. We are always available to begin fighting for the rights of those wrongly convicted in Michigan.