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Livonia, MI 48152

Michigan's Premier Christian Law Firm 

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When Must My Appeal be Filed? 

Except where another time is provided by law or court rule, an appeal of right in any civil case must be taken within 21 days.   


In a criminal case, however, an appeal of right must be taken 


(a)    Generally, your claim of appeal is often filed by the trial court. If you were convicted following a trial, you requested counsel within 42 days of the judgment of sentence, and the trial court determined you were indigent, the trial court will appoint counsel, file your claim of appeal, and order the transcripts.  


(b)    within 42 days after entry of an order denying a timely motion for the appointment of a lawyer1;

(c)    within 42 days after entry of the judgment or order appealed from; or

(d)    within 42 days after the entry of an order denying a motion for a new trial, for directed verdict of acquittal, or to correct an invalid sentence, if the motion was filed within the time. 2

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Why Are Appeals So Expensive?

We are Experienced Appellate Lawyers

      We handle challenging, high-stakes problems that can only be resolved in our highest courts. 


     Our appellate courts exist because judges and juries are not infallible. If you believe that a judge or a jury made a mistake in your case, we may be able to help you.  That is, upon review of your case, we may be able to help secure a reduced sentence; a new trial; a remand; a record expungement; or, improve the outcome of your case in some other way.


    Please note well that, as Christian attorneys, you can rest assured that if we think that you do not have grounds for an appeal, we will tell you.





[1] MCR 6.425(G)(1).

[2] See the time frames provided in MCR 6.419(C), 6.429(B), or 6.431(A), as the case may be.

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