Livingston County Post-Conviction Services

Overturning a conviction or achieving a more favorable sentence in Livingston County is challenging. If you want to see your desired results come to fruition, it is important to have a premier defense attorney in Howell, MI fighting for you at this critical last-chance stage. At Grabel & Associates, our team has over 15 years of experience working in post-conviction criminal cases. We know what it takes to be successful in appellate courts and will aggressively fight for you throughout every step of the process. Contact us to receive an initial case consultation and get on track to take charge of your future.

Post-Conviction Client Defense in Howell Michigan Courts

The team at Grabel & Associates understands what is at risk for clients that have received an undesirable outcome in their case. Scott Grabel, founding attorney, has ample experience working in Michigan courts and knows what it takes to overturn a conviction or achieve a better sentence for clients following conviction. Mr. Grabel began his career working in the state Court of Appeals, and has spent over 15 years working with clients as a private defense attorney. Post-conviction defense is difficult, and requires skill, knowledge, and creativity. Our defense lawyers have what it takes and will work to create a winning strategy to help you better the outcome of your case.

In Livingston County, many appeals are heard by the Circuit Court. This court has the ability to hear appeals of the final decisions from the District Court, local and state agencies, and select probate court decisions. The 44th Circuit Court is located in Suite 4 at 204 S Highlander Way in Howell.

Criminal Motions After a Conviction in Howell, MI

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime in Livingston County, our team is available to fight on your behalf. It is possible that your case involved jury or judge bias, ineffective representation, evidence issues, or other problems. If so, you may be eligible to receive a new trial, evidentiary hearing, or directed verdict. Don’t settle for excessively harsh punishments. Contact the defense attorneys at Grabel & Associates to learn more about the options available to you or your loved one.

Appellate Defense in Howell, MI

Conviction may be the result of court mistakes, improper procedures, or legal errors. If you believe you have suffered a wrongful conviction, it may be possible to successfully appeal your sentence or verdict to a higher court. There are two kinds of appeals: appeal by right and appeal by application for leave. Our defense lawyers understand both processes and will help you choose the best course of action for your unique case.

Our defense attorneys have experience defending clients in the following cases:

Protecting your future is our top priority. No matter what the specifics of your case, our talented team will work hard to earn you your desired result. Our advanced knowledge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and other appellate courts, along with our ample experience, will work together to give you the best chance of an improved result in your case.

Understanding Appeals in Livingston County

The post-conviction defense process can be overwhelming and confusing at first. A basic knowledge of the terms commonly used in appeals will help you better understand the process. Here is a brief list of terms that frequent appear in the post-conviction stage of cases.

  • Appeal: A request to a higher court to review the verdict or sentence received in a lower court.
  • Conviction: When a person has been found guilty of a criminal charge.
  • Grounds for a New Trial: If new evidence is discovered, or if for other reasons a new trial is in the interest of justice, a motion for a new trial may be available.

To expand your knowledge of key terms, review our Appeals Glossary of Terms.

Appeals in Howell, Michigan

There are certain post-conviction rights provided in criminal cases. Our team of skilled defense attorneys will help you take advantage of them, and fight to earn you a better outcome. At Grabel & Associates, our lawyers are dedicated to fighting on your behalf. We understand the challenges that accompany post-conviction cases, and are ready to defend against wrongful convictions or excessively harsh punishments. We will review every detail of your unique case and develop a strategy to help you take control of your future.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Livingston County Appellate Representation

An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 to provide a free initial case consultation. Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with a member of our team and determine the next steps in your post-conviction defense or contact us online.