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Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers

When you face criminal allegations, there is a lot at stake. With potential jail time, fines, a criminal record, and other long-lasting effects on the line, it is crucial that you do whatever you can to fight for the best possible result. No matter what the specific details of your case, the first step you need to take if you want to protect yourself is hiring an experienced Michigan criminal attorney. Grabel & Associates is a Michigan criminal defense firm with unparalleled experience defending clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases. Our lawyers know what it takes to win in even the toughest legal situations, and are committed to doing all we can to protect you or your loved one after accusations of criminal wrongdoing.

Contact us online or 24/7 defense hotline at 1-800-342-7896 now to begin your fight for justice with our renowned Michigan criminal attorneys. Our firm has been rated as one of the Top Ten Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. We are regarded as one of the best criminal defense firms in the state for a reason, and are ready right now to put our aggressive defense tactics to work in your unique case.

Top Criminal Defense Lawyers: Our History and Experience

Founding defense attorney Scott Grabel began his legal career working in the Michigan Court of Appeals almost two decades ago, and since founding our firm has dedicated his life to defending those who have been accused of crimes in Michigan. Under his direction, our talented team has developed a reputation as a leader in criminal defense statewide.

Cases We Handle

Over the course of countless past cases, our team has demonstrated that we know what it takes to win in sex crime cases, DUI and driver’s license restoration cases, drug crime cases, theft and property crime cases, assault cases, juvenile delinquency cases, and post-conviction motions and appeals.

Whatever the specific details of your case may be, our criminal attorneys are ready to fight for you and guide you through every step of the defense process, from investigation through to trial, or even in post-conviction cases.

What Separates Us From Other Criminal Attorneys

You’ve likely seen many criminal defense lawyers on TV, in the New York Times, or around the Internet, but what makes our firm different is results. Our impressive track record is the product of our credibility and solid reputation statewide, combined with our genuine concern for the freedom and futures of our clients.

Our Vision and Values

At Grabel & Associates, we believe in the constitutional right of every person to be viewed as innocent throughout an investigation and potential trial. While other attorneys may look for the quickest, easiest way to handle your complex case, our attorneys are willing to put in the hard work needed to get you results. We value your rights and will do everything we can to protect them, and our lawyers truly care about your future, not just profits or saving time. We want everyone who has been wrongly accused or threatened by excessive criminal penalties to have access to premier-level representation, and for almost two decades we have been providing top-level service to clients statewide.

Dedication to Clients

Without our clients, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love – defend Michigan’s accused. Our clients are everything to us, and throughout every stage of your case, our service will reflect that. Our criminal lawyers are committed to always being available for you so that you never have to worry about the state of your case or what steps you need to take next, and we will always be willing to answer your legal questions so that you can make educated decisions as you fight to protect yourself. We are always patient with our clients, yet we know how to work with tight deadlines and can take quick action to protect you when needed. Additionally, unlike many other lawyers who attempt to use a “one size fits all” approach to defense, we are ready to put in the additional work needed to develop an individualized defense strategy based on your specific case and unique case goals.


For all these reasons and more, our firm has racked up an impressive track record over the past 15+ years. As our proven results demonstrate, our team knows how to achieve impressive case results for clients who are facing all kinds of misdemeanor and felony allegations, and have been able to obtain case dismissals, court victories, favorable bargains, and many other positive results for those accused of various offenses. Don’t wait to contact our team; get in touch with Grabel & Associates now and let our dedicated defense attorneys provide you or your loved one with comprehensive defense throughout your battle for justice.

Quality Representation: Case Result Examples

Our case results speak for themselves, and affirm why we are recognized as a top Michigan criminal defense firm. We have been able to obtain numerous outstanding case results, including not guilty by jury in Criminal Sexual Conduct cases, successful CSC appeals, drug possession and possession with intent not guilty verdicts and deferred sentences, negligent homicide dismissals, driver’s license restoration and more. Look over our proven results for more examples of our recent successes, and contact our team as soon as possible to begin working towards adding your case to the list.

Client Testimonials

  • Scott Grabel is the best lawyer. At Lawyer Ratingz

    He takes his cases personally. Scott has outstanding Communication skills and understands his clients needs. He never left a call unanswered, the personal attention that i had from him was unbelievable.

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  • A wonderful firm by Okemos MI at Citysearch

    I cannot begin to express how fortunate I am to have had Scott Grabel & Associates represent me in my legal matter. The firm, which immediately responded to my phone call, was very sympathetic to my problem and was a very calming

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  • PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR THIS LAWYER by Mary Lou Z at Citysearch

    For those of you who believe lawyers have no place in Heaven, you should meet Scott Grabel. He is an exception to the rule! I was assigned a Public Defender who never knew or called me by my name and instead of defending me,

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  • The Best Defense Lawyer in Michigan! by Linda Aten at Citysearch

    When I called Scott Grabel, it was late one evening. He called me back immediately and we talked and he was such a comforting and supportive attorney! He took control of the issue at hand and moved right on it. He went

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  • Your Best Defense by ScottHenz at Citysearch

    Scott Grabel came highly recommended to me. I called Scott's Law Office on a Saturday and to my surprise there was an answer. Scott called me back personally within 5 minutes. He took all of my info and resolved my legal situation by 5pm the

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  • Best criminal defense attorney by Mary L Z at Citysearch

    Last year my son and his fiancé were driving a TR TR Truck in MI and my son was ticketed for driving in the wrong lane. The traffic ticket was paid but then one year later they were both thrown to the ground at their job in

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  • Help when it was needed! by Rschwartz at Citysearch

    We live out of state. While our our son was driving to Michigan for a music festival he got pulled over and was charged with marijuana-related crimes. I contaced Scott Grabel and he got back to me immediately and within minutes my son

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  • Great law firm! by vmako at Citysearch

    I needed an attorney to help with a DUI, so I looked in the yellow pages and called several firms. Scott Grabel and Associates was the only firm that virtually guaranteed that I could be successful at getting my driver's license back. The firm was

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  • april242011alicekramer by alicesoye at Citysearch

    I can never thank Sott Grabel and associates enough, words can't say it. My son was arrested this past year, and charged with some very, very serious accusations. Sick with fright, I opened the phone book and his advertised page jumped

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  • The only attorney you need by nomadman at Citysearch

    I was accused of a sex crime that we new wasn't true. I got on line at once and started my search I didnt search long I found Scott Grabel IT WAS THE BEST PHONE CALL I EVER MADE !!! With his knowledgeable staff He got the ball

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  • The one and only lawyer I will ever use by Kenney at Citysearch

    I am a 60 year old grandmother who never had any dealings with the legal system. An accusation was made against me for sexual misconduct against a minor. I spoke to my sister who was a trained legal assistant and she told

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  • The best attorney in town by Mikeaziz0201 at Citysearch

    My Driver license was suspended for seven years as a result of 3 DUI and a MIP. Mr. Scott Grabel came very highly recommended through a mutual friend who had the same situation as me. Scott and Marcie walked me through every step

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  • Answer to prayer! by lumberjanerie at Citysearch

    My father who is elderly, frail, and suffering from mild Alzheimer Dementia needed a lawyer. I traveled 200 miles and stayed in a motel for the hearing expecting charges to be dropped but they weren't. I was from out of town, had to

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  • Legal Expertise, Professionalism, Compassion by ACT 1 at Citysearch

    In addition to being an EXCEPTIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and EXTRAORDINARY attorney, Mr. Grabel is a very compassionate, good, and decent human being. I was in a panic strcken and helpless state when I contacted Mr. Grabel.

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  • Legal Expertise by Joseph1020 at Citysearch

    The legal system is not my area of expertise. Attorney Scott Grabel saved my life. When I was pulled over and charged with a DUI I found out that the law has changed. What would have been a misdemeanor is now a Felony! You are now charged

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  • Professional by chaddyg8 at Citysearch

    I lost my drivers license 3 years ago. The process to get it back looked very complicated. So i called Scott Grabel & Associated (Thank God). From the at home visits to the calls every week to let me know what was going on and what i should do.

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  • Driving Force! by Wheaty at Citysearch

    I lost my Driver License 13 years ago in Michigan. Today my Driver License has been fully restored in the State of Florida. It was issued with the words "Safe Driver" on the bottom of the license. As a former Legal Administrator I felt confident I

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  • Outstanding Defense Attorney! by ARC66 at Citysearch

    After using Scott Grabel & Associates, I can now say with a certainty that there is such a thing as a quality defense attorney in the state of Michigan. This is my first ever online review, but I felt compelled to get the word

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  • Best Around No questions! by robdc2294 at Citysearch

    Scott Grabel & Associates, best around well worth the money. After doing everythign they suggested No charges were filed in my case, My daughters mom accused me of csc, and I did not do it, I knew this is nothing to play around

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  • 2 HYTA"s by 2 HYTA probations at Citysearch

    When I was 17 i found myself with four felonys. This is when i first came into contact with the number one defense attorny in the state of michigan Mr.Grabel. He got me H.Y.T.A probation status which, after i completed the probation i would

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  • Life Saver by Nurse Jerry at Citysearch

    Scott Grabel is The Best Defense Attorney in Michigan... He saved my livelihood and freedom... I am a R.N.... On new years eve a few vindictive co-workers had their boyfriends attack me at a local of which was a police officer... they

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  • # 1 in Helping retrieve license back!! by dougschaefer13 at Citysearch

    I did not have a license for 5 years until I used A Scott Grabel & Associates. I needed a fast way of receiving my license back for work and 3 months and 1 hearing later it was granted to me. I could not have

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  • Get's the job done! by FESTUS at Citysearch

    This was the first time that I needed the work of a lawyer. Mr. Grabel was fast and easy to talk too. He took the case and won it. I was very happy with his work and would like to thank him for the way he treated me and did not pass judgement

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  • Great Attorney by darcytim at Citysearch

    I was 8 months pregnant when my husband was arrested and charged with 2 felonies and a midemeanor. I was scared to death that I would not have him home for the birth of our daughter. See he was on probation at the time and in our county if you

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  • A man of his WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!! by CCW at Citysearch

    Scott &Winny [case manager] keep in touch with you all the way, I was accused of haveing sex with a minor, [not true] Scott put nick bostic to work, Nick had things in order and straight very quick, no warrant no charge, Thanks everyone.

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Areas of Practice

Our highly experienced attorneys have worked in thousands of combined cases in various practice areas. No matter what criminal offense you have been accused of, our team is ready now to hear more about your case and advise you on the next steps you need to take. A few of our major practice areas are outlined below:

Get in touch with our experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyers right now and learn more about how state and federal law could impact your unique case. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with a free initial case consultation and begin to walk you through the next steps you need to take to protect your rights and freedom.

Areas We Serve

Our lawyers know Michigan – the laws, courts, judges, juries, prosecutors, and people. This inside understanding of the state law and legal system will provide you with an unmatched edge as you progress through your case. Our statewide criminal defense covers numerous areas including Lansing, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit, Benton Harbor, Southfield, St. Joseph, Pinconning, Kalamazoo, Mount Pleasant, Saginaw, Brant, Traverse City, Allegan, Hillsdale, Lapeer, Port Huron, Marquette, the Upper Peninsula and Ann Arbor.

Contact our defense attorneys by phone or online now and begin working with our team towards an exceptional case outcome. We are available 24/7 for potential clients statewide.

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