Sex Crime Appeals in Ann Arbor
Some of the most serious and sensitive cases faced by Michigan’s accused are those involving sex crime offenses, including criminal sexual conduct (CSC), sexual assault, and rape. A wrongful conviction can drastically change the rest of a person’s future, and our attorneys are committed to doing whatever it takes to right wrongs made by Ann Arbor courts. Our criminal appeals lawyers are available right now to help you continue your fight for justice, and we know what it takes to overcome wrongful conviction or excessive sentencing because we have worked with clients in a number of extremely complex cases statewide over the past 10+ years. Contact our defense team now for a free initial consultation and explore your post-conviction options. We are available 24/7 to begin working with clients statewide.
Under the direction of experienced appellate lawyer and founding attorney Scott Grabel, our team will do whatever it takes to help you improve your case result and receive a more just outcome. Since starting his career in the state Court of Appeals, Scott Grabel has remained committed to representing the best interests of those who are facing injustice as a result of mistakes made during an initial trial. Our post-conviction representatives have the skill and experience needed to guide you or your loved one through the various stages of the appellate process, and will help you explore every available option as you continue to seek an improved case result. As soon as you or someone you care about has been wrongly convicted or excessively sentenced for a sex crime in Ann Arbor, contact our firm by phone or online.
Types of Appeals in Ann Arbor Sex Crime Cases
In most sex crime cases, provided you comply with strict time restraints that likely only provide you with a couple weeks to challenge the decision made by the court, you will have the right to appeal to at least one higher authority. In those cases in which you do not have the ability to appeal by right, you may appeal by application for leave by requesting permission from the court to file an appeal.
Appealing the verdict in a sex crime case may lead to a retrial, or could allow the defendant to go free, depending on the specific reasons behind the successful appeal. It is extremely difficult to find grounds to successfully appeal a verdict in a case, and you will have to show that a significant mistake or bias changed the verdict reached by the jury or judge, so always speak to a lawyer and consider all options before making a decision in your case.
Appealing the sentence in an Ann Arbor sex crime case may also be an option. In sentence appeal cases, the defendant accepts the verdict but challenges the sentence based on significant differences between the facts of the case and the sentence, or the sentence and the guidelines set for that sex crime offense.
No matter what the specifics of your case, it is crucial that you don’t accept a subpar result when there is still more you can do to fight back. Grabel & Associates will work with you throughout the appellate process, walking you through everything that you need to do in order to prepare a successful appeal. Because you will not receive a new trial, and simply be able to have the initial case reviewed along with a written brief prepared by your attorney, the legal team you choose to work with and the time you take to go back over the details of your case will largely determine the outcome of your appeal. Contact us now to learn more about our proven strategies and how we can help you win your Ann Arbor sex crime appeal.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have been working in tough post-conviction cases for well over a decade, and know how important attention to detail can be in unique sex crime cases. We will look over every specific involved in your case before walking you through the steps you need to take in order to successfully appeal the verdict or sentence in your case. Get in touch with our team now and begin your continued fight.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Sex Crime Appeals
Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online for a free initial case analysis and evaluate your post-conviction prospects. Our team is always available to begin walking you through the specifics of filing an appeal in Ann Arbor.