Detroit Attorneys Proficient in Appealing Convictions

TENACIOUS MICHIGAN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS WORK TO CORRECT LOWER COURT ERRORS

No matter how innocent you are and how hard your attorney fights for your acquittal, judges and juries can make mistakes that result in wrongful convictions. Whether you are appealing a state or federal conviction, you need the services of Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan. We have more than 30 years of experience in criminal law and have handled appeals in both state and federal courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.

THOROUGH COUNSEL LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR SKILLFUL CRIMINAL APPEALS

Preparing for an appeal begins at the trial stage. As your trial counsel, we leave no stone unturned in moving to exclude illegal evidence, discovering and presenting exculpatory evidence, raising objections, advocating for proper jury instructions and preserving issues for appeal. If, despite all of our efforts, court rulings go against us and we lose at trial, we will seek post-conviction relief such as a motion for a new trial. If those efforts fail, we will appeal any potentially reversible decision made at any stage of the proceeding.

LEARNED AND DETERMINED ADVOCATES PRESENT WELL-REASONED GROUNDS FOR REVERSAL

Although we may be in a better position to achieve a reversal if we represented you at trial, we will also take your appeal if you had another lawyer or appeared without one. An appeal can be based on multiple grounds, such as:

  • Trial court error — This most common basis of appeal is a judge’s ruling on evidence or procedure that is unreasonable, arbitrary or not supported by the facts or law.
  • Jury error — A jury verdict may be reversed if it is based on erroneous jury instructions or is not supported by the weight of the evidence.
  • Trial counsel error — If your lawyer failed to raise an important defense or to object to improper evidence, your fundamental right to effective assistance of counsel may have been violated.

We present the strongest arguments we can to the applicable federal or Michigan appellate courts, maximizing our chances of reversal. For every ground of appeal, we raise effective arguments to show that the errors were not harmless — that they in fact directly contributed to your conviction.

Contact an accomplished criminal appellate attorney in Michigan

If you have been convicted due to prejudicial errors in a criminal trial, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan will represent you skillfully and tenaciously on appeal. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit, close to the Wayne County Circuit Court and the Wayne County Jail. Call us at 313-329-5847 or contact us online for a free consultation.