Post-Conviction Motions and Writs


At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan criminal appeals attorneys recognize how damaging a criminal conviction could be. That’s why we will work with you to explore every legal option available in your case, even after you have been convicted. Contact our firm now to learn more about motions and appeals options in Michigan, and fight for the freedom of yourself or your loved one.

Michigan Post-Trial Defense Lawyers Assisting Clients with Motions, Writs, and Appeals After a Criminal Conviction in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, or anywhere else in Michigan

There are numerous options available to post-trial clients in state and federal appeals cases. Our Michigan post-conviction motions and writs lawyers know how to review the details of your case and formulate a plan of action that will ensure you’ve done all you can to fight for the best possible result. If you or a loved one has been convicted of a criminal offense, the time you have to file a motion, petition, or appeal in Michigan could be limited, which is why it is crucial to immediately contact Grabel & Associates with any legal questions. Our attorneys have successfully utilized a variety of motions and writs in criminal cases, and while it is very difficult to obtain a better result after conviction, in some cases it may be possible. Contact our Michigan post-conviction lawyers now to find out more about motions and writs in Michigan, and utilize your post-trial rights.

Types of Pre-Sentencing Motions in Michigan Criminal Cases

After a conviction, it may seem like your legal battle is over, but it some cases it may have just begun. It is much more difficult to change a court decision after a sentence has been entered, so contact our firm immediately if you have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing in your case. Post-conviction motions including a motion to change a plea, or a motion for a Ginther hearing can allow you to achieve a better result, and acting fast to hire a capable lawyer will give you the best chance at success in your case. Contact Grabel & Associates now for post-conviction and pre-sentencing representation in Michigan, or to explore options even beyond sentencing.

Motion for a New Trial in Michigan

In some rare cases, it may be possible to obtain a new trial after a Michigan criminal conviction. The discovery of new evidence that could not have been discovered earlier which will likely change the outcome of your case is reason for a new trial, and our lawyers can help you present evidence and file a motion for a new trial based on previously unknown information. Other cases can receive a new trial “in the interest of justice,” which includes cases of jury or judge bias, misconduct, prosecutor misconduct, or other legal issues throughout the initial trial.

Motion for Ginther Hearing Based on Ineffective Counsel in MI

People v Ginther of 1983 established that in some cases, an evidentiary hearing may be permitted because the defendant’s lawyer did not properly represent them during initial proceedings. If you believe an ineffective attorney lead you to lose your case, contact the criminal appeals team at Grabel & Associates now.

Motion for Directed Verdict in Pre-Sentencing Cases

In some criminal cases, it may be to the defendant’s advantage to remove the jury from the equation and have the judge decide on the result. If the prosecution has not presented enough evidence to prove you committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, a directed verdict may help you beat the accusations you are facing.

Motion to Withdraw or Change Plea in Criminal Case

When a person enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendre, such as in a plea bargain situation, he or she forfeits certain rights, including the right to appeal. If a guilty plea is entered without the defendant having full knowledge of the consequences, or under coercion, force, or false promises, it may be possible to change or withdraw the plea. While it is much easier to change a plea before sentencing, it is possible after a sentence has been decided upon through a writ.

Writ of Habeas Corpus in Michigan Appeals Cases

A writ of habeas corpus, also known as a 2255 petition, orders that a prisoner be brought to court to determine if incarceration was lawful. Legal or factual errors in the initial trial could have led to false imprisonment, and our attorneys will help you fight for justice using every post-conviction option available.

Our Approach to Motions and Writs in Michigan Appellate Cases

Our criminal appeals attorneys defend clients throughout Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, and statewide, and will explain all your legal options to you so that you can make informed decisions throughout your post-trial case. We investigate every detail of your initial case and guide you through all motions and writs that you could utilize to achieve a better result. Our dedicated team cares about our clients and will protect your best interests after you have been convicted.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Motions and Writs Defense in MI

Our firm is available 24/7 by phone at 1-800-342-7896 or online. Contact us now for a free initial consultation, or ask to set up a free consultation with experienced appellate attorney and trial lawyer Scott Grabel. The sooner you act, the better your options may be, so do not hesitate to contact our Michigan post-conviction motions firm.