Theft and Property Crime Appeals in Ann Arbor
If you or a loved one has been convicted of a theft or another property crime offense, it is critical that you explore your post-conviction options, which could include appeal, before deciding to accept the case decision. Depending on the details of your case, it may be possible to continue your legal battle with an experienced appellate defense attorney, and it is crucial that you act fast to explore the options that might be available to you so that you are able to take action to protect your future. Contact Grabel & Associates in Ann Arbor right now if you are facing a wrongful conviction or excessively harsh sentence. Our criminal appeals attorneys have extensive experience working with clients in post-conviction cases, and have represented those facing a variety of charges including:
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile
- Robbery (Unarmed and Armed Robbery)
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Home Invasion/Breaking and Entering
- Larceny from a Building
Contact our team now to learn more about how our attorneys can help you. We are available 24/7 to begin fighting for you.
Founding attorney Scott Grabel has experience working for the Michigan Court of Appeals, and knows what it takes to win in tough post-conviction cases. No matter what your legal goals might be, our team is prepared to help you work through the legal issues you will face and will do everything possible to assist you in improving your result. Contact our theft and property crime appeals lawyers now if you have been convicted and believe you may have grounds to challenge the decision. Act quickly as you likely only have a very short period of time during which you can file an appeal. We are available 24/7 for clients statewide.
Types of Theft and Property Crime Appeals
In some cases you have the right to appeal without petitioning a higher court. This type of appeal, called appeal by right, is possible in many cases provided you act quickly enough. In certain other cases, you will have to file an appeal by application for leave, meaning you will need to ask permission from the court before you appeal.
It is possible to appeal the guilty verdict in your case, or just the sentence you feel was unjust. In both cases, you need to have grounds for appeal, and be able to prove your appellate case in a written brief, as you won’t get a new case or trial. Upon winning an appeal, you may go free, or you may receive a retrial, depending on the details of the situation. Contact our Ann Arbor appellate defense firm now to learn more.
Appealing a Verdict in Ann Arbor for Theft and Property Crime Cases
There are a few reasons why you may seek to appeal a guilty verdict in a case. If you believe that the jury was biased or unlawfully misled, or if judge bias led to a decision that was inconsistent with the evidence presented in the case, you may be able to appeal and improve your result based on a review of the trial and a written brief expressing your concerns. Other grounds can include finding out an alleged expert witness was not truly a qualified expert, or finding out about prosecutor misconduct during the trial.
Appeal an Excessive Sentence after Ann Arbor Theft and Property Crime Conviction
If the sentence you receive in your case, or the sentence given to someone you care about, is inconsistent with the facts of the case, similar precedents, or Michigan Sentencing Guidelines, you may be able to seek a more favorable sentence by challenging through an appeal. Work with our attorneys to explore every appellate option that may be available to you.
Our attorneys care about the wrongfully convicted, and we want to see that you are able to obtain justice, even if that means continuing your legal battle. Let our highly talented team take over your case and begin guiding you towards a great case result, utilizing modern defense tactics tailored to the specifics of your case in order to help you maneuver the appellate process.
Contact Our Ann Arbor Appeals Lawyers 24/7
For a free appellate consultation, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online. Find out if you may have grounds for appeal and what the next steps you need to take are by working with a knowledgeable attorney.