Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Cases
If you or a loved one have been convicted of state or federal charges, there are still options for protecting your future. Hire an appellate lawyer who has experience filing successful state and federal criminal appeals.
Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan will thoroughly research your case to uncover any error or inconsistency that unjustly affected the outcome.
Don’t Wait – You Have Limited Time to Appeal Your Case
Anyone who has been convicted of a crime at trial has the right to appeal both their conviction and sentence – but time is limited. In order for an appeal to be considered, a notice of appeal must be filed within a certain number of days from sentencing, typically as little as two weeks. Federal courts are very unforgiving and very rarely grant extensions or make exceptions for late filings, which is why it is important to secure qualified representation immediately after sentencing.
Federal Criminal Attorneys have experience handling a wide range of post-conviction cases, such as:
- Sentence Appeals & Modifications
- Sentence Reversals
- Post Conviction Motions
- Motions for a New Trial
- Plea Withdrawals
- Changes of Plea
- Writs of Certiorari
- Writs of Habeas Corpus
What Errors Can Be Reversed Through the Appeal Process?
If you have any reason to suspect that errors were committed at your trial that significantly affected the outcome, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan have the knowledge and experience needed to investigate your case and present the findings to the court in the form of an appeal. Often, these come in the form of important defense evidence that the judge unjustly excluded from the trial, prosecution evidence that should have been excluded, intentional or unintentional misconduct by police or prosecution, or mistakes made by the defense that deprived the defendant of his or her right to effective counsel.
Common mistakes that could lead to a reversed sentence, reduced sentence, or a new trial include:
- Unduly Harsh Sentences
- Insufficient Evidence
- Prosecutorial Misconduct
- Police Misconduct
- Faulty Arrests
- Faulty Search Warrants
- Improper Wiretaps
- Incorrectly Applied Laws
- Faulty Jury Instructions
- Falsified or Coerced Testimony
- Removal of Minority Jurors
Can I File a Sentencing Appeal?
The goal of a sentencing appeal is to reduce the punishment handed down by the Judge following a criminal trial. Sentencing appeals are complicated and require an extensive examination of court filings, briefings, and the details of surrounding the case and trial in order to determine the best approach to establish the grounds for appeal. These can take the form of:
Legal errors committed at sentencing, such as ignoring mitigating factors and incorrect penalty provisions.
Factual errors, such as witness testimony or evidence that could be proven falsified or mishandled.
Unduly harsh sentencing that is shown to be unusually severe or the result of a Judge’s prejudice or bias.
Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan have provided post-conviction relief and filed hundreds of successful state and federal appeals on the behalf of our clients.
We Offer Immediate Free Consultations and Jail Visits
Our attorneys are available for around-the-clock representation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout Michigan and the U.S. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and we offer immediate office and jail visits in Detroit, Royal, Troy, Warren, and throughout Southeast Michigan.