Appeal Lawyer Michigan – How to find a good appeal lawyer

Author – James E. Czarnecki II

This article, written by a Michigan appeal lawyer, explains why you should not hire your trial attorney to appeal your case.  It also explains what you should look for when you hire an appeal lawyer to represent you.

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This article explains why should not hire your trial attorney do represent you on appeal. It also explains what you should look for when you hire an appeal lawyer.Why your trial lawyer should not handle your appeal

The attorney who represented you at trial should not do your appeal.  You must always hire another attorney to review your case.  The trial attorney cannot distance himself or herself from the case because of personal involvement.  Consider that the Michigan Court of Appeals was not intimately involved in your trial.  The Court does not have preconceived notions about the legal issues.  Everything the Court will learn about your case will come from a review of the transcripts.  Your new appeal attorney should be in the same position as the Court.  The new appeal lawyer has not prejudged your case or the issues.  So, the Court of Appeals and the appeal lawyer will be in the same frame of mind about the issues.  Both parties start the review with an “objective” look at your case.  Because of your trial attorney’s personal involvement, his or her viewpoint will be subjective.

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Michigan Criminal Appeal Lawyer – CZARNECKI & TAYLOR win appeal for client – three convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon are reversed

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Michigan criminal appeal lawyers CZARNECKI & TAYLOR get client’s convictions for 3 counts assault with a dangerous weapon reversed.

In this Michigan criminal appeal we challenged the client’s convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon.  The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s three felonious assault convictions, affirmed the remaining, and remanded the case to the trial court for resentencing without consideration of the three reversed convictions.

The strongest argument in this case had to do with the client’s 3 convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon.  We argued that the prosecutor had presented insufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find that he possessed a dangerous weapon. The gun used in this case was not real.

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