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Drunk Driving Appeals

When you or a loved one has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, prison time, fines, license suspension or revocation, and a criminal record are all very possible. If you act fast, appealing a drunk driving charge could be an option, and may even help you achieve a lighter sentence, or have the conviction removed from your record altogether. 

Contact Grabel & Associates now if someone you care about has been wrongly convicted, or if you or your loved one is facing excessive penalties for a DUI or OWI conviction. Our experienced criminal appeals attorneys understand how to properly appeal drunk driving cases in Michigan, and will direct you throughout the complex process of appealing your case.

DUI Appeals Attorney in Michigan

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have vast experience working with clients in appeal cases in Lansing, Ann ARbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit and throughout Michigan, and have defended clients facing a variety of charges. Contact our skilled team of appellate court defense lawyers now if you are facing a conviction for any of the following:

  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Operating With the Presence of Drugs (OWPD)
  • Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL)

Our experienced team will work with you throughout every stage of your Michigan post-conviction DUI case, and we will help you do everything you can to appeal your drunk driving conviction. Act fast to secure excellent representation in your post-trial case, as your opportunity to fight for a better result could be time-sensitive.

Appeal a Michigan DUI Conviction

After a drunk driving conviction in Michigan, there are a number of motions that need to be considered. If you are able to establish grounds for appeal, you will not receive a new trial but will be able to have your case details reviewed by a higher court. If you feel that jury or judge bias or misconduct or any other legal issue led to wrongful conviction or an excessive penalty, appealing the decision could be effective. Work with an experienced criminal lawyer right away so that you can determine if the appellate process is an option in your case.

The first step to any appeal is hiring the best possible DUI defense lawyer. Your attorney will take care of all complex paperwork and briefs, and ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines throughout the appellate process while arguing your case inside and outside the courtroom as necessary. You will then need to request a new trial or overturned decision with the original court your case was heard in. While these requests are rarely granted, this step is required before you file with a higher court.

In a DUI appeal case, the appellate court will look at all the details of your initial court proceedings, including evidence, testimony, and transcripts, in order to determine if your conviction and sentence was just. An attorney will help you attempt to convince the courts that the ruling in your case was flawed, while the prosecution will argue why the decision should be upheld. Our lawyers will write compelling briefs and utilize our past experience in Michigan appellate cases to make sure you do all you can to fight for a better result.

Winning a Michigan DUI Appeal

It is very difficult to win an appeal, and successful cases are rare no matter what drunk driving charge you face. Work with a capable attorney to ensure you utilize your rights in the best possible ways, and consider every available legal option. Our attorneys have extensive experience in DUI appeals, driver’s license hearings, and other post-conviction legal actions, and can represent you throughout the post-trial process.

Our Approach to Drunk Driving Appeals

At Grabel & Associates, our lawyers have learned through hands-on experience what it takes to prepare and argue an appellate case in Michigan. We understand how to write compelling briefs, argue your case in appellate court, and avoid mistakes often made in DUI cases.

Our team of DUI  lawyers will help you determine what motions and appeal options are available to you after a conviction, and will thoroughly investigate the details of your case in order to find grounds for appeal, including juror or judge mistakes, prosecutor errors, and other details that could help you achieve a better result.

Contact Scott Grabel Michigan OWI Appeals Defense Lawyer

Our law firm is available 24/7 to assist you in your appellate case, and we can be reached toll free at 1-800-342-7896 from anywhere in Michigan. If you’d prefer to contact us online, ask to set up a free case consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel, who has worked in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals and can deliver knowledge and insight that will help you throughout your case. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney as you could miss your chance to change a court decision, call Grabel & Associates now.

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.