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Westland Post-Conviction Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been convicted of a crime in Westland, MI, your legal battle is not over. Now, more than ever, you need a talented, creative attorney to work alongside you and help develop a plan of action to reduce your sentence or overturn a guilty verdict. The defense team of Wayne County at Grabel & Associates is passionate about fighting for the wrongly accused, and will aggressively defend you in the post-conviction stage of you case. The sooner you reach out to us, the better your chance of receiving your desired outcome is, so contact us through our toll free hotline or online right now.

Post-Conviction Motions and Direct Appeals in Wayne County

If the jury has reached a verdict or the judge has made a ruling that is undesirable, you can file a post-conviction motion or possibly file an appeal. Your attorney will outline the options available in your case and help you choose the best course of action. We value your freedom and are committed to battling on your behalf during the pre-sentencing stage of your case and beyond, and are willing to explore a variety of approaches to give you the best shot at justice.

There is a difference between post-conviction motions and direct appeals. Post-conviction motions are filed with the trial court, while appeals are filed with the appellate court. If you’ve already explored appeal and lost in Wayne County, or if you are not yet at the appellate stage, you may be able to file a post-conviction motion. Here are a few reasons for filing a post-conviction motion:

  • To request a new trial
  • To address juror misconduct or juror bias
  • To demonstrate prosecutorial misconduct
  • To claim ineffective assistance of counsel
  • To bring to the court's attention evidence of perjury by a witness that, without whose testimony a verdict of guilty would have been unlikely
  • To introduce new evidence that was not, or could not have reasonably known at trial (for example, DNA testing that is likely to show the defendant was innocent)
  • To address issues that may or may not have been clear by a review of the trial transcripts and record
  • To bring to light changes to the law especially in regard to sentencing
  • To change or withdraw a plea

Appealing a Case in Westland, MI

If you file a post-conviction motion and it is denied, it may still be possible to file an appeal. If your case was heard in the 18th District Court in Westland, Michigan, the Circuit Court will serve as the appellate court in your case. If your case has already progressed to the Circuit Court, you can appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals, which is composed of six elected judges. Decisions made by the Michigan Court of Appeals are considered final, unless the Michigan Supreme Court grants a review of the outcome. For more information on the progression of appeals in the state of Michigan and which court you will appeal to, please review our FAQ page or contact an attorney at Grabel & Associates now.

Post-Conviction Motions and Appeals Services at Grabel & Associates

Scott Grabel, founding attorney at Grabel & Associates, began his career working in the Michigan Court of Appeals and is familiar with what it takes to win in the post-conviction stage of your case. He has led our talented team of attorneys to numerous victories and always puts the interests of the client above the interests of the firm. If you need top-tier legal defense in your criminal case, Grabel & Associates is ready to step in and fight for you. We will review every detail of your unique case and develop an innovative approach, putting you on track to receive a more positive outcome in your case. If you aren’t satisfied with your initial results in court, reach out to Grabel & Associates to start fighting for justice today.

Contact Us for Post-Conviction Services in Westland, MI

A member of our team can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-342-7896 to provide a free initial case consultation and quality legal advice to help you move forward after an undesirable verdict or ruling or contact us online. There is no need to suffer from a wrongful conviction or an excessively harsh sentence contact Grabel & Associates now to learn about your rights and the options available in your case.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.