How to Challenge a Federal Criminal Conviction

If you or your loved one has been convicted in a federal court following criminal allegations, it may still be possible to appeal the decision. Provided you act quickly, you will have the right to appeal the federal judge’s decision, and our federal defense lawyers can help you work through the post-conviction process to determine what options will work best for you. Grabel & Associates is a firm with extensive experience in federal criminal cases in Michigan, including experience working in federal appeals. We know what it takes to win and are prepared to put in the work to ensure you get the best possible result in your case. It is critical that you act fast, however, so that you don’t lose your right to appeal. Additionally, it is important that you prepare for a long and complex legal battle, as appeals regularly take upwards of a year. Get our team on your side right away and challenge a federal criminal conviction with our experienced attorneys on your side.

Scott Grabel founded our firm over 10 years ago and has since remained committed to providing exceptional federal defense representation to clients. Along with our licensed federal attorneys, he has built a solid reputation as a leader in criminal defense. As soon as you contact our team, we will begin developing a unique defense strategy based on the specifics of your situation, and will not rest until everything possible has been done to defend your best interests. Contact our firm now through our 24/7 toll free hotline or contact us online to set up a free case consultation with an experienced appellate defense lawyer who is qualified to handle federal cases. Your lawyer will work along with the rest of the Grabel & Associates team to ensure your rights and freedom are protected and that your best interests are continuously pursued. Don’t hesitate with so much at stake; contact our firm now to learn more.

Directly Appeal a Federal Criminal Decision in Michigan

If you act quickly, you can directly appeal the decision in your federal criminal case. After a sentence is set, you only have 14 days to file an appeal, so you need to work to secure an experienced federal appeals lawyer as soon as possible. In a direct appeal, you will have a chance to lay out all the issues you have with the decision, which could include court errors, judicial errors, jury errors, or other legal issues and misconduct that occurred throughout the case. You will need to persuade a higher court that the decision the judge came to was unjust or otherwise unlawful, which is a high standard to meet. It is crucial that you work with a talented attorney who knows how to handle appeals in Michigan federal cases.

If you lost your initial case, don’t continue trying to get a better result without changing your approach. Hire a more experienced federal attorney who can help you ramp up your efforts and aggressively battle back against the possibility of harsh punishment.

Writ of Habeas Corpus in Michigan Federal Criminal Cases

28 U.S.C. 2255 also allows for an appeal before a higher court. This section of the law, also known as a habeas petition or a 2255 can be invoked anytime a person is incarcerated and believes that incarceration is due to a violation of his or her rights. In many cases, a habeas petition is used to point out errors that your own ineffective lawyer made which caused you to lose the case. If your legal counsel was ineffective, you may have the opportunity to continue your fight with a more competent attorney on your side. To find out more about how to assess your options and what it takes to win an appeal, call the Grabel & Associates team now.

Our Approach to Federal Appeals in Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, our team is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help you get a just outcome in your case. We know that courts make mistakes, and have experience working to bring those mistakes to light through post-conviction motions and appeals. As soon as you contact our team, we will begin working with you to go over all of your options and decide upon a case strategy that best suits your interests. Why wait? Fight for a better case result with our federal appellate attorneys now.

Contact the Grabel & Associates Federal Appeals Team for a Free Consultation

To speak with a lawyer for free right now call 1-800-342-7896 or contact the Grabel & Associates team online. We are available 24/7 to provide Michigan criminal appeals advice to clients statewide.