Delivering Outstanding Results Since 1987
If you are convicted of a criminal offense, your case does not end at the conclusion of your trial. There is still much to be done, and you need to work with an experienced criminal appeal attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. Levine & Levine has extensive experience handling all post-conviction matters, from sentencing to appeals. We know how the appellate courts work, and we are more than qualified to handle any post-conviction petition.
Our Kalamazoo post-conviction lawyers serve the following Michigan counties:
- St. Joseph
- Van Buren
We know how disappointing an unfavorable outcome can be. As a Michigan criminal defense firm, we are passionate about helping clients deal with what is likely the most challenging situation they will ever face. We believe everyone deserves competent legal representation from a lawyer who is committed to protecting their best interests. Our legal team has over 130 yearsof collective experience, and we want to use the knowledge and skill we have developed over the decades to help you.
Should I Pursue an Appeal in Michigan?
Many clients find the appeals process daunting, especially after suffering a conviction at their first trial. However, the appeals process offers you the opportunity to achieve an alternate, more favorable resolution to your criminal case. At Levine & Levine, we have been handling criminal appeals in the Michigan courts and federal courts since 1987. Our lawyers understand the appeals process, and we are prepared to use our vast foundation of knowledge and experience to help you.
You may want to take advantage of the appeals process if:
- You received an objectionable sentence
- You entered a plea agreement that is later determined as unacceptable
- There were legal or factual errors made during your trial
- You believe that your previous counsel provided ineffective assistance
In Michigan, you may file either an appeal by right or an appeal by leave. An appeal by right is when, after a conviction, you ask the appellate court to review your case. An appeal by leave is a type of appeal that the court has to approve and is used in situations in which the defendant initially pled guilty or when other restrictions disqualify the case from an appeal by right.
Our Post-Conviction Legal Services
When considering appeals and other post-conviction matters, it’s important to remember that there is often a time limit within which you must file your motion. There may also be criteria that must be met to qualify for an appeal or other post-conviction motion. Mistakes made during the appeals process can jeopardize the outcome of your appeal or other matter. Therefore, you must work with a skilled post-conviction lawyer, like ours in Kalamazoo. Our lawyers have demonstrated records of favorable appellate decisions, and we stand by our clients every step of the way.
Levine & Levine offers a comprehensive range of post-conviction services, including:
- Constitutional violations
- Rule 6500 motions
- Federal appeals
- Federal Habeas Corpus Claims
- Ginther hearings
- Motions for a new trial
- Ineffective assistance of counsel claims
- Parole considerations
- Withdrawals of plea agreements
We Are Experienced at Both the State & Federal Level
At Levine & Levine, we have a record of success in Michigan appellate court and post-conviction motions that speaks for itself. We are highly respected in the legal community and well-known for our ability to develop effective legal and factual arguments. Our practice is founded on an intellectual understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and we take a detail-oriented approach to all appeal and post-conviction matters.
We know how important your appeal is to you. A successful post-conviction petition can make a world of difference in the quality of your life and the preservation of your rights and your freedom. Effective post-conviction appeals can provide sentencing relief and may even result in a reversal of your conviction. With so much at stake, you can’t afford to work with just anyone. We take every case seriously, and we treat every client with respect and care. At Levine & Levine, the needs of our clients take priority.
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We Make the Law Work for YouWe use our immense knowledge of the law to strategically examine your case and determine the best path forward.
Over a Century of Combined ExperienceThere is no substitute for experience and the attorneys at Levine & Levine have over 130 yearsof legal experience.
Respected Throughout the Legal CommunityOur attorneys are highly regarded for their legal expertise by the judges and prosecutors throughout Southwest Michigan.