Common Appeals Mistakes


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When you or a loved one is facing a criminal conviction, utilizing your right to appeal gives you hope for a better result. Grabel & Associates will help you avoid commonly made mistakes that hurt your chance of achieving a successful appeal. We understand how to approach criminal appeals and our experience allows us to guide you through the appeals process, ensuring that you don’t hurt your chances to obtain a beneficial result. Grabel & Associates has persuasively argued in state and federal courts, and with our first rate defense services you can be confident that your right to appeal will be competently exercised.

Scott Grabel has experience working for the Michigan Court of Appeals, and can efficiently prepare you for the appeal process. Criminal appeals can be the difference between freedom and jail, fines, or other restrictions, and we understand the high stakes involved in your Michigan post-conviction case. Avoid commonly made appeals mistakes with a proficient criminal defense attorney, and fight for a better outcome.

Inadequate Representation Can Jeopardize Criminal Appeal Results

Choosing the wrong lawyer is a mistake that will directly affect your results in any criminal appeal. You need a lawyer who understands what it takes to win a Michigan appeal, and you need your representation to effectively explain the issues affecting your case so that you can make informed legal decisions. Grabel & Associates is experienced in Michigan criminal appeals, and our appellate court attorneys will effectively guide you through the appeals process.

Additionally, assuming your lawyer from initial court proceedings has the best shot at winning an appeal could hurt your results. Grabel & Associates will never trust solely preliminary information, and will exhaustively investigate the details of your case and uncover every detail that could help you in your Michigan appeal. By reviewing your case with “fresh eyes,” we give you the advantage of a second opinion from an attorney removed from the situation surrounding the original case. We work to build on the arguments made in initial court proceedings, and will structure a thorough, persuasive, appeal strategy.

Criminal appeals are extremely complex, and you need an exceptional attorney in order to improve your case result. We know that the Court of Appeals does not want to hear the exact same facts given to the lower court, rather new issues that have merit in your case. Our lawyers have mastered the tactics essential to criminal appeals, and will do everything possible to formulate the most convincing appellate argument. Contact Grabel & Associates now to benefit from high quality Michigan appeals representation.

Michigan Criminal Appeal Procedure

Understanding the requirements of the criminal appeal process and the rules of the appellate process is absolutely essential to a successful appeal. You need to adhere to the timeline set out for your appeals process, and it is important to work with a competent lawyer who will ensure you do not miss any deadlines. Losing an appeal because of procedural mistakes wastes your right to appeal an initial decision, and could mean missing out on a much better case outcome. Grabel & Associates is up to date with the current and changing court rules and knows which rules the Court of Appeals finds especially important.

At Grabel & Associates, we make sure you are aware of appellate rules, procedures, and deadlines, and will fill out documents and forms related to your appeal. Don’t risk losing your appeal because of an oversight in the appeals process. Work with a Michigan criminal defense lawyer and access knowledgeable guidance throughout your post-conviction case.

Properly Analyze Your Michigan Criminal Appeal

No matter what lawyer you have, it is important to thoroughly analyze your appellate case and have an experienced Michigan criminal appeals lawyer consult you before you begin the appeal process. Discuss the details of your unique criminal case with a lawyer at Grabel & Associates, and we will tell you what your best post-conviction options are. Our sound reasoning and articulate explanations of any post-conviction action will aid you in deciding if you should pursue a Michigan criminal appeal, or another post-conviction route. Appeals are extremely difficult, time consuming, and potentially expensive, and we will honestly evaluate your case and explain what any legal action will mean in terms of your time, expenses, and future. If you have solid grounds for appeal, Grabel & Associates will dedicate ample time to your case, ensuring that an exceptional criminal defense attorney handles every step of the appellate process. We will always be available throughout the appeal process, and will consistently consult with you to ensure our legal actions line up with your goals.

It is also vitally important to analyze your post-conviction options as soon as possible. Waiting to contact a Michigan criminal appeals team could waste valuable time that could be spent preparing for an appeal and structuring your appellate argument. If you have been convicted of a crime in Michigan, contact Grabel & Associates immediately, and we will inform you of your appellate options and help you understand the next steps to take. Don’t wait and risk missing your chance to appeal a Michigan court decision. We are always available to discuss your case and help you weigh your post-conviction options.

We will explain the potential positive and negative effects of appealing your case, and allow you to make an intelligent decision regarding your Michigan criminal appeal. As soon as you contact us, we will begin a comprehensive analysis of your complex case, determining the issues that could lead to a successful appeal, and the proper timing and tactics involved in successfully appealing your decision. Additionally, a Michigan criminal attorney will start to prepare for potential hearing or trial as soon as possible.

Contact Us 24/7 for Michigan Appeals Representation

Contact Grabel & Associates right now if you are dealing with a Michigan criminal appeal, or if you have questions about the Michigan appeals process. An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your Michigan criminal case, and we can explain to you your post-conviction options and how our premier law firm can help you in your case. Call us from anywhere in Michigan, toll-free at 1-800-342-7896, or contact us online. Grabel & Associates has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense firms by consistently providing premier legal representation in every stage of the criminal process. Appeals are difficult, and you need the best on your side throughout the appellate process. Contact us right now to access proven legal strategies and guidance that will greatly improve your chances in a Michigan criminal appeal.