Marian Kromkowski and Matthew Posner of Kromkowski & Posner, P.C.

CRIMINAL APPEALS

Being convicted of a crime can have lasting effects upon a person, his or her future and his or her family. Having an attorney who knows the law is essential. Having an attorney who also patiently explains the law to a client, returns phone calls and answers letters in a timely manner and answers inquiries of family members makes this emotionally challenging time more bearable. Effective, respectful and affordable representation in criminal matters is my profession.

Criminal AppealsWith some limited exceptions, a person has the right to appeal a felony trial conviction and/or sentence and can also seek leave to appeal a felony plea conviction/sentence. An appeal may ask for a new trial, to set aside a guilty plea and/or to reduce a sentence or full resentencing. The appeal is based on what happened in the trial court. Transcripts of the trial court proceedings are reviewed with an eye toward whether court procedures were appropriately followed, state and federal constitutional rights were protected and effective trial court representation afforded.

Appeals from felony convictions are generally first heard in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In-depth analysis of the applicable criminal and constitutional law, expert writing skills and effective oral communication are essential in a criminal appellate attorney. These skills are learned and honed over time. My hundreds of criminal appeals over 30 years of practice qualify me.

HELPFUL LINKS:

State Appellate Defender Office (SADO)
www.sado.org

HOW TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW OF YOUR FELONY CONVICTION AND SENTENCE
http://www.sado.org/MAACS%20How%20to%20Appeal%20Your%20Felony%20Conviction.pdf

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
www.cdamonline.org

Michigan Courts
www.courts.michigan.gov

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
http://www.nacdl.org