We have a proven track record of obtaining "not guilty" verdicts, dismissals, and charges not filed as a result of our lawyers’ aggressive defense and committed investigation.
With a statewide practice, we have insight into law enforcement conduct – both the strategies they use to obtain evidence and to try to “catch you” breaking the law and the mistakes they make that may lead to dismissals of charges.
If you’ve been charged with a crime as the result of a “sting,” such as a sex crime or drug crime, we may be able to show entrapment. Entrapment occurs when an otherwise law-abiding individual is enticed to commit a crime. We have successfully used the defense of entrapment to get Michigan criminal charges dismissed.
Law enforcement may also make mistakes by stopping you without probable cause or otherwise violating your constitutional rights. If the stop that produced evidence against you was illegal, the case against you may be thrown out.
By contacting our law firm as soon as you think you are under investigation for a Michigan crime, we can turn the tables on law enforcement.
The criminal division of the Clinton County 29th Judicial Circuit Court handles all felony cases, criminal appeals from District Court, and writs. The 65A District Court has jurisdiction over all adult misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year and relevant proceedings including arraignment, setting bond, trial and sentencing. It also conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases. Both the circuit court and the district court are located in St. Johns at:
Clinton County Courthouse
100 E. State Street, Suite 3400
St. Johns, Michigan 48879
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have successfully represented both juveniles and adults in the Clinton County criminal justice system and have worked to ensure the best possible results in each case.
Where a conviction is unavoidable – whether a misdemeanor or felony – you have the right to appeal your conviction and your sentence.
We can help. Our team of Michigan criminal appeal lawyers have successfully argued and won numerous cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals. With the leadership of Attorney Scott Grabel our appellate practice has been able to overturn lower court conviction.
Contact our seasoned criminal defense attorneys when you need help.