Overturning a Guilty Verdict in a Federal Criminal Appeal
If you or a loved one has been found guilty of a federal criminal offense, you may be feeling hopeless and defeated. It’s important to remember that this is not the end of your legal battle. You still have an opportunity to appeal and potentially overturn your guilty verdict or sentence, leading to the possibility of clearing your name completely. If you want to appeal the verdict in your federal criminal case, you’ll need a skilled defense attorney fighting on your behalf. The team at Grabel & Associates has over 15 years of experience working in Michigan law and is ready to put their knowledge to work in your case. Contact us today for a free initial case consultation and to learn more about how we can help you appeal the outcome of your federal criminal case.
How to Appeal in a Federal Criminal Case in Michigan
If you’ve received an unjust verdict, you most likely want to appeal and get another shot at proving your innocence. While it is extremely difficult to win an appeal, your attorney may be able to help you achieve your desired results. The sooner you get a seasoned lawyer involved in your case, the better your chances are of succeeding. Call Grabel & Associates now via our toll-free number to get connected with one of Michigan’s leading defense attorneys. We will aggressively fight for you and review every detail of your unique case while working to develop a strong defense strategy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm today - when your future is on the line, you want Michigan’s brightest legal minds on your side.
The first step in an appeal is filing a notice of appeal. After your sentence is imposed, you’ll have 14 days to get the paperwork in. If you have not been working with a lawyer up to this point, you need to act fast, however if you can’t secure a lawyer before the 14 days is up, you should file notice. This step is time sensitive, and any procrastination may result in a loss of your right to appeal altogether. Our lawyers are available 24/7 so that you never need to act alone. After your notice has been submitted, you will work alongside your attorney to come up with an approach aimed at clearing your name.
What Happens in a Michigan Federal Criminal Appeal?
After you’ve filed a notice of appeal, you’ll need to file docketing statements. These will help the clerk’s office understand how they should handle your case. You’ll have approximately 45 days to file your opening brief, which explains what happened in your hearing and why it was unjust. After you do the initial work, the government will file a response that addresses the points you brought up and then you’ll have one final shot to respond to the government. After this back and forth, it will go before a panel of three judges who will review the information and make a decision or call for oral argument. Once they’ve reached a conclusion, the losing side may still have a chance to ask the court to rehear the case or petition the Supreme Court to get involved.
It is almost impossible to prepare a brief yourself—especially a persuasive one—which is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer working on your case. Your attorney will ensure you have the best possible shot at justice, and will also remind you of deadlines and keep you informed throughout the entire process so you’re able to make the wisest decisions for your future. If you’ve received an unfavorable verdict in federal court and want to appeal, contact Grabel & Associates today for assistance. A member of our talented staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and get you on track to receiving the best result possible.
Overturning a guilty verdict is extremely challenging. You have to convince the judges that your side of the story was not represented accurately, resulting in a skewed verdict. It is much easier to win your case during trial, which is why you should get a lawyer involved in your case as early as possible. If you’ve already received a guilty verdict and are looking to overturn it, the team at Grabel & Associates is still able to step in and help. We will dedicate ample time to your case, setting you up to receive a more favorable final result.
Contact Us for 24/7 Criminal Defense in Michigan Federal Cases
A member of our team can be reached by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We understand that federal criminal appeals are time sensitive, and we will make your case a top priority. Call 1-800-342-7896 toll-free to receive a free initial case consultation and to get on track to defending your freedom or contact us online.