Motion for Directed Verdict

In criminal cases where the evidence put forward by the prosecution is insufficient, it may be possible to obtain a directed verdict, whereby the judge instructs the jury to find the defendant not guilty. Grabel & Associates is a Michigan criminal appeals firm with vast experience fighting criminal conviction, and we represent clients statewide in their post-trial battles for justice. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Michigan, contact us to find out more about your motion and appeal options. Our lawyers understand how to write effective briefs and challenge evidence presented in court with compelling arguments, and we know what it takes to obtain a directed verdict in Michigan criminal cases.

Criminal Defense Motions and Appeals Attorneys for Post-Conviction Defense in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

At the criminal appeals law firm of Grabel & Associates, our team works to provide clients with comprehensive post-trial strategies that could give them an edge in their cases. It is extremely difficult to obtain directed verdicts or successfully appeal a court decision, but our attorneys have experience with the post-trial process and will do everything they can to provide you with a beneficial case outcome.

Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our criminal motions and appeals lawyers have fought for the best interests of clients in a wide variety of past cases throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. We can effectively guide you through the post-trial process and help you understand the motions and appeals options that are available to you in your case. Trial lawyer Scott Grabel began his legal career working in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and has inside knowledge of the system which can help you properly prepare and argue your case. Contact our firm now if you or someone you care about is at risk of wrongful conviction or unjust punishment.

Motion for a Directed Verdict in Michigan Criminal Cases

In any criminal case, it is critical to work with an experienced attorney who can help you review the details of your situation and look at every legal option available to you throughout your trial and post-trial. In certain cases, it may be to your advantage to take your case decision out of the hands of the jury, and have the judge direct the decision instead. This is possible in cases where the prosecution has not presented sufficient evidence that proves the defendant to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In any criminal case, the defendant must be proven guilty by evidence which is sufficient to presume allegations are true, unless proven otherwise, also known as prima facie. A motion for a directed verdict is based on claims that the evidence offered is not enough to prove a defendant is guilty, and our attorneys know what to look for in the prosecution’s case in order to request a judge to direct a jury to acquit you in your case.

Although you have a right to a jury trial, it may be advantageous to request that the jury not make a final decision. A judge can’t advise a jury to find you guilty, but can instruct a jury to acquit you based on insufficient evidence, and our criminal motions and appeals attorneys will help you determine if a directed verdict is possible in your case.

Our Approach to Criminal Motions and Appeals in Michigan

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier criminal appeals firm, and we have extensive experience in the field of post-trial criminal defense. We understand how to write briefs and prepare documents with a great case outcome in mind, and know what it takes to argue post-trial cases inside and outside the courtroom. Post-trial motions are very complex and often subject to specific regulations, time limits, and procedures, and our attorneys will not only direct you through the best motions to pursue, but help you prepare those motions and set yourself up for success.

If you believe the evidence against you or your loved one in a Michigan criminal case was insufficient, contact Grabel & Associates now. We will immediately begin investigating the details of your case, and will thoroughly analyze the prosecution’s claims so that we can help you understand the next steps in your legal battle.

Contact Scott Grabel for Motion for a Directed Verdict in MI

An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 for anyone facing a criminal conviction at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896. If you aren’t near a phone, contact us online and ask to set up a free consultation with experienced post-trial attorney Scott Grabel. We value our clients and want to see them achieve great case outcomes, and will stand with you throughout your post-trial legal proceedings ensuring you do all you can to avoid conviction and criminal penalties.