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Lansing Criminal Appeals Lawyer

Unwavering Criminal Defense
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Exceptional thoroughness

We leave no stone unturned and meticulously investigate every case that we take on.

Night and weekend accessibility

When you need us, we are there. Your call will be answered day or night.

Flexible financing

Free case evaluations, flexible payment plans. Simple, flat-fee billing.

Fearless advocates

Relentless pursuit of the best possible outcome of your case. Period.


Lansing criminal appeals firm fighting unfavorable rulings

After a long and stressful trial, there is nothing worse than receiving a ruling that is not in your favor. Whether your trial counsel was unprepared or the court ruled unfairly, you deserve to appeal an unfavorable decision.

Effective criminal appeals lawyers are strong researchers and writers. Our attorneys are both of these things Dustyn and his team have helped several clients fight back against rulings they were not happy with. Our firm is ready to do the same for you.


The appeals process

When taking on an appeal case, Coontz Law will thoroughly assess the final judgment and the record of your case. Your attorney will take the time to carefully comb through these documents and transcripts to understand the circumstances of your case. From there, your attorney will build their argument.

What if the appeals court refuses to review any information or evidence that was not presented in the initial trial? This means that your appeals attorney must get creative and find a new perspective or angle from which to approach your case.


Appeals are decided by a panel of three judges who may

  • Uphold the lower court’s decision
  • Overturn the lower court’s decision
  • Send the case back to the trial court for further action or a new trial


Aggressive & strategic appeals

Appealing a ruling takes particular skill and finesse. Our firm works tirelessly to uncover details that were previously missed, which may help build a strong appeal. If you are seeking to appeal a criminal case ruling in Lansing, the team at Coontz Law is ready to fight.


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Yes, we’re big fans of defending people’s rights. But check out what our clients are saying...

(That's what really matters!)

"Dustyn Coontz was friendly and professional from the first meeting with him until the conclusion of my case"

I was informed and up to date through the entire process. Anytime I had questions or concerns I just contacted his office and was always answered or soon returned a call.

“Incredibly thorough and professional!”

Services rendered were above and beyond the call of duty. I can't imagine my experience with the legal system without the assistance of Coontz Law and the attorney provided to me.

“Hands down been an Excellent Lawyer!”

Never judged never looked down on my story instead gave me hope that the outcome would be better by fighting and not giving in. A lawyer thats Willing to fight for you to the end is ONE you WANT and NEED on your Team!!! I would recommend and also rate 5 Stars! I appreciate all you've done so far in my case.

“He is kind, compassionate, and cares about people.”

He even called me and texted me back a few extra times when he didn't have to. For me he went beyond. Thanks so much, Dustyn.

“If you need legal representation, I would highly recommend Coontz Law”

From my first conversation with Dustyn, he was a calm presence since this was the first time I needed any legal assistance. He truly wants the best for his clients and is truly a wonderful lawyer to have on your side. I never felt judged and he was willing to fight for the best outcome for myself & my future.
A great criminal defense starts with a simple free consultation

Our Process

You schedule a call
Meet briefly to learn more ∙ Understand your specific situation ∙ Determine if we can help
We suggest a solution
Know what it will cost ∙ Understand how long it’ll take ∙ Know what next steps look like.
We work together
Gather & review evidence ∙ Create defense strategy ∙ Provide updates without you even asking
Enjoy peace of mind
We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome on your case.