Michigan Federal Habeas Corpus Law Firm
Experienced appellate lawyer S. Allen Early represents clients for writ of habeas corpus petitions in Michigan state as well as federal courts.
For more than 40 years, our steadfast determination coupled with our extensive legal background and writing skills have convinced many judges to reverse or dismiss serious felony convictions in the courts throughout the state of Michigan.
What it means to be in custody
If you or someone you know has been convicted of a Michigan state or federal crime and is in custody (in jail or prison, or on probation or parole), a petition for writ of habeas corpus is a civil proceeding used to challenge the judge’s decision that led to the criminal conviction.
A writ of habeas corpus protects an individual from having his or her freedom lawlessly taken away. The habeas corpus writ serves to examine Michigan state court actions toward the defendant and ensure they are consistent with your federal constitutional rights.
When we prepare your writ or appeal, we first listen carefully to your concerns. Then we examine in detail the entire record of your case so we’re able to raise every issue that should be presented to the appropriate reviewing court. Habeas corpus petitions must be filed in a timely manner or they will be “time barred,” and the court will not review your petition for relief.
Contact us today
It is important to have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and work on your behalf. Call the Law Office of S. Allen Early at 313-962-2320 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.