Michigan Criminal Appeals
We concentrate our practice on representation of clients on appeal from criminal convictions. We are committed to giving every case a thorough review and preparation for appeal, and we consult closely with our clients to determine the best options available to meet the client's goals.
Appellate law requires clear writing, sound logic, and a great attention to detail. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible representation for our clients on appeal.
We handle all aspects of post-conviction matters, including: · Sentencing; · Motions for New Trial; · Direct Appeals; · 6.500 Motions; · Writs of Habeas Corpus; and · Expungement.
If you are considering an appeal, you should contact an attorney immediately. There are strict deadlines for filing an appeal. Many people contact us after important deadlines have passed. We will schedule a first appointment for free, so please call so that we can meet with you and explain the appellate process.
Outside appellate counsel is essential in criminal cases. A regularly occurring issue in criminal appeals is the ineffective assistance of a defendant's trial attorney. Only an outside attorney can provide the objectivity necessary to decide whether an ineffective assistance claim is warranted. Indeed, a lawyer who appeals a criminal case he has handled at trial may very well have a conflict of interest if he was ineffective.
Please call us to set up a free consultation at our offices. We look forward to hearing from you.
Law Offices of Michael B. Skinner