Sex Crime Appeals in Muskegon
A sex crime conviction not only damages your reputation, but can lead to extremely harsh criminal penalties, which can be life-changing. If you or a loved one has been convicted of a sex crime, however, your fight for justice is not necessarily finished. In many Muskegon sex crimes cases, it is possible to appeal your case to a higher court, and continue to fight for a more favorable case outcome. In addition, you can hire an experienced Muskegon post-conviction defense lawyer to guide you through this critical final portion of your defense, and ensure you are doing everything you can to protect your freedom. Grabel & Associates has the skill and experience needed to help you fight sex crime conviction in Muskegon, and our appellate lawyers are always available to begin working with you in your uniquely important case.
Under the direction of experienced appellate lawyer Scott Grabel, who has worked in the Michigan Court of Appeals and has an insider understanding of what it takes to be successful in a post-conviction case, our team will fight to protect your rights and help you seek an improved case result. With over a decade of experience working hands-on in Muskegon courts, we understand which strategies are most effective in sex crime appeal cases. If you or a loved one has been convicted of any of the following or another sex crime offense, contact our firm immediately to find out more about your post-conviction motion and appeal options:
- Criminal Sexual Conduct (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Degree)
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
- Date Rape
- Personal Protection Order Violation
- Teacher Sex Abuse of a Student
- Sex Crimes Involving Minors
Contact a member of the appellate defense team at Grabel & Associates and fight back against unjust criminal penalties, or wrongful conviction. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to start fighting with you and for you as you work to achieve a better case outcome.
Verdict and Sentence Appeals in Michigan
In many criminal cases, a person appeals the sentence they have been given, and attempts to improve their outcome by proving the sentence strayed from the sentencing guidelines included in Michigan law, or that for another reason the sentence assigned in the case was unlawful. If a person is wrongfully convicted, it is also possible to appeal a guilty verdict in Michigan.
You may have the right to appeal your case decision, especially if you have yet to appeal any post-conviction legal action. If you are entitled to an appeal by right in your Muskegon sex crime case, you do not need to ask for permission from the appellate court to enter your appeal, though you only have three short weeks after the case decision is entered to file for an appeal. If you do not have the right to appeal, or if the time period to appeal has expired, you will have to file an appeal by application for leave, in which case you must petition a higher court to hear your case. These appeals are rarely granted, and it is critical that you begin working with an attorney early on in your appellate case so that you can avoid having to pursue this option.
Our lawyers are available now to help you file an appeal in Muskegon, and are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you or your loved one appeal fight for a better case result. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and begin working with a member of our qualified team.
Our Approach to Sex Crime Appeals
The most critical part of an appeal is the appellate brief and possible reply to the prosecution’s brief, which will outline and address the concerns you have with the original case decision. In most appellate cases, you won’t be able to present a new case, and will only have an appellate brief in addition to the original transcripts and information from your case. Our lawyers know how to craft effective appellate briefs, and are committed to providing aggressive defense throughout every stage of your case. Our proven results show just how valuable an individualized appellate strategy can be, and we will commit as much time and effort as necessary to assisting you throughout the appellate process.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Appellate Defense in Muskegon
To receive a free case consultation from founding attorney Scott Grabel or another talented trial lawyer, contact our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to begin working with anyone who has been convicted of a sex crime in Muskegon or anywhere else in Michigan.