Writ of Habeas Corpus


“Habeas corpus,” latin for “may you have the body” is a legal action which allows a person who has been imprisoned to be brought back to court in order to determine if the sentence is just. Grabel & Associates is an experienced Michigan post-trial law firm, and our skilled attorneys know how to work through trial and appellate cases. Our lawyers understand federal writs of habeas corpus and 6.500 motions for relief from judgment. Contact our team immediately to benefit from exceptional defense throughout the post-conviction stages of your case.

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While it is very difficult to achieve a better case outcome after conviction, it is possible in rare cases if you work with a capable attorney. After you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime in Michigan, a writ of habeas corpus may be an available legal option. Contact the Michigan law offices of Grabel & Associates now to learn more about post-conviction options, and to begin working with a knowledgeable team. Due to the strict statute of limitations on post-conviction motions and appeals, it is critical to act fast after you or a loved one has been convicted.

Writ of Habeas Corpus in Michigan Federal Case

A writ is essentially a legal action, a written command in the name of a court to act or not act a specific way. A petition for writ of habeas corpus, commonly known as a 2255 petition, is a request for a writ commanding that someone who has been convicted of a crime and imprisoned be brought to court so that it can be determined if the imprisonment was lawful. If one of your loved ones has been convicted and excessively sentenced or falsely imprisoned, contact our firm now to find out more about writs of habeas corpus in Michigan criminal cases.

Why File a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

The purpose of a writ of habeas corpus is to show that the court decision to imprison a person was based on a legal or factual error. If you or someone you know is serving a prison sentence, he or she may be able to file a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Other cases, including cases where one parent is denied custody of a child, or if a person has been found in contempt of court with the threat of imprisonment by a judge, can also lead to filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Grabel & Associates is dedicated to protecting clients from false imprisonment, and we take our responsibility to protect the rights of Michigan’s accused very seriously. A writ of habeas corpus is a summons that carries the same force as a court order, and requires prison officials to bring a prisoner before the court. This essential safeguard against unjust punishment could possibly be used to your advantage in a federal appeals case, and it is important to look at every motion and appeal option before giving up on your case.

There may be complex paperwork and procedures involved in filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus, and even understanding how a writ of habeas corpus could affect your case may be confusing. Work with a criminal appeals attorney who can guide you through the forms, fees, and actions necessary in your post-trial case, and ensure you do all you can to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

View a Michigan petition for writ of habeas corpus here, and contact our firm with any legal questions. We are always available for clients statewide facing wrongful conviction or unjust sentencing.

Our Approach to Writ of Habeas Corpus in Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, we know a case isn’t over after conviction. Our lawyers understand the stress that a criminal conviction can put on your family, and we will do everything we can to ensure every legal option is fully explored. Our motions and appeals experience will help you fight for a better result in your case, and our persuasive, compelling arguments and briefs will be a game changer throughout the post-trial process.

Our lawyers will help you understand how the plea you entered affects your legal rights, and what options you have after you have been convicted, including a federal writ of habeas corpus. Post-conviction cases are extremely time sensitive, so contact our firm immediately and begin working to defend your rights.

Contact Scott Grabel Writ of Habeas Corpus Attorney in Michigan

We are available 24/7 for anyone with questions about a petition for writ of habeas corpus, and can be reached toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or online. Ask to set up a free consultation with appellate lawyer and founding attorney Scott Grabel. Work with an experienced federal appeals lawyer now and fight unjust criminal penalties.