Why Should I File an Appeal?
After you or someone you care about has been convicted, it might seem as if your legal fight is over. While an appeal may be an option, the appellate process is difficult and complex, and you may feel like giving up. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is failing to speak with an experienced post-conviction attorney in Michigan as soon as you can, regardless of the specific details of your case. Our lawyers can help you evaluate your case and determine if a successful appeal is possible, and will help you explore all post-conviction motion and appeal options.
Reasons to Appeal Criminal Conviction in Michigan with Criminal Appeals Attorneys Defending Clients in Appellate Court in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Throughout Michigan
There are many reasons to file an appeal, and you need to consult a Michigan criminal appeals lawyer right away so that you can determine if an appeal could help you or your loved one overturn a guilty verdict or receive a lighter sentence. Our Michigan appellate lawyers understand that innocent people are convicted and others are subjected to excessive sentences - situations which could be avoided through the appellate process. Contact Scott Grabel and our experienced legal team now for a no obligation consultation, and find out more about what an appeal is and how appellate action could affect your case.
Work With a Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney After Conviction
In Michigan trial court cases, prosecutors are instructed to convict the defendant by proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors assume that a defendant is guilty and utilize tactics designed to prove guilt rather than objectively exploring the facts of a case. This can lead to wrongful conviction, excessive sentencing, or unfair plea agreements in criminal cases.
Criminal defense attorneys objectively defend clients, holding to the right of Michigan citizens to be viewed as innocent until proven guilty. Our team of attorneys will stand up for your rights regardless of the details of your case, and ensure you get a fair trial and just result. If your result in the initial court process was not just, working with our experienced criminal appeals team could help you reverse the decision. Many people who are convicted of a crime in Michigan begin working with a different attorney after the initial trial, as a criminal appeals lawyer can guide you through the very different post-conviction process. Our lawyers have both trial court and appellate court experienced, and are regarded as highly skilled and capable of fighting for clients in complex appellate cases.
Reasons to Appeal a Verdict or Sentence in Michigan
If you believe you have grounds for appeal in your case, contact Grabel & Associates right away. Our experienced lawyers understand that wrongful conviction is a shameful reality, and while the justice system should seek out the truth, sometimes details are overlooked in the initial case due to misconduct, bias, or insufficient representation.
There are many reasons to appeal a verdict or sentence in Michigan, including all of the following:
- Jury or judge bias
- Jury or judge misconduct
- Insufficient evidence
- Ineffective legal representation
- Insufficient jury instruction
- Judicial conflict of interest
- Sentence in excess of the Michigan sentencing guidelines
These problems and more could lead to unnecessary suffering for you and your family, and our attorneys will help you fight back against an unjust result. Contact Grabel & Associates right away for effective appellate court representation in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.
Our Approach to Michigan Post-Conviction Criminal Cases
Our aggressive criminal defense team understands the stress that a conviction can put on a person, and we know you may be exhausted with the criminal justice system. It is crucial, however, not to give up hope and accept an unfair result, as working with a post-trial lawyer could help you avoid jail time, fines, or even a criminal record.
Our lawyers know how hard it is to win an appellate case, and will help you look at all available motions and appeals options, and the possible outcomes of any legal action. Our objective evaluation and knowledgeable consultation with help you make informed decisions regarding your legal future, while our individualized criminal defense approach will help you properly protect your rights and freedom in your unique case.
Contact Grabel & Associates to File an Appeal in Michigan
Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation. Our attorneys are available 24/7 by phone or online through our contact page, and you can even set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has worked in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals and oversees all our team’s appellate court cases. Don’t hesitate to call if you have a question about Michigan criminal appeals – our experienced case consultants will be happy to speak with you and provide you with a free no obligation consultation immediately.