Ontonagon County Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ontonagon County Michigan

For prompt and aggressive criminal defense representation, contact the dedicated Michigan criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates. Our goal is simple—providing you with the best possible defense.

For over 100 combined years, we have been providing top-quality criminal defense representation in Ontonagon County and throughout the state of Michigan.

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We have experience representing clients from all walks of life in all types of crimes including:

  • Sex crime charges: Our Michigan criminal defense law firm provides vigorous sex crimes defense aimed at protecting your reputation and keeping your name off the sex crimes registry. We have successfully handled all types of sex crimes cases including but not limited to indecent exposure, sexting, Internet sex crimes and criminal sexual conduct.

  • Drunk driving offenses: We understand that your driver's license and your freedom to drive is crucial, it connects you to your friends, your job and your family. Michigan drunk driving charges threaten that privilege. At Grabel & Associates, we are dedicated to fighting all DUI/DWI charges and ensuring you keep your driving privileges.

  • Domestic violence: Domestic violence allegations often arise out of volatile relationships and often, those who have filed the charges change their minds after the heat of the moment has passed. Unfortunately, once domestic violence charges have been made, only the prosecutor can decide to dismiss a case. Our domestic violence team understands the delicate nature of domestic issues and will fight to keep the charges off your record and you out of jail.

  • Gang violence: If you've been arrested for a violent crime and police believe you were acting as part of an organized gang, you may be subject to enhanced penalties - including lengthy prison sentences. The gang violence defense group at Grabel & Associates has a proven record of results persuading judges and prosecutors to reduce assault and homicide charges to non-gang offenses.

  • Drug charges: Whether you are under suspicion for drug trafficking or have been arrested for drug cultivation, our drug defense lawyers are focused on providing our clients in Ontonagon County the best chance to avoid conviction and keep you out of jail.


We have years of experience defending all types of crime including theft and property crimes, homicide and weapons possession.

Ontonagon Criminal Court Information

Ontonagon County criminal matters are heard in the 32d Circuit Court and the 98th District Court. The circuit court has jurisdiction over felonies and serious misdemeanors. The Ontonagon District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors punishable by less than one year as well as preliminary examinations in felony cases.

The Ontonagon County 32d Circuit Court and the 98t District Court are located in Ontonagon:

Ontonagon County Courthouse
725 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, Michigan 49953
Phone: (906) 884-4255

The skilled criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates has earned a reputation for success representing clients in the Ontonagon criminal court system and throughout the state of Michigan.

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Under the leadership of Scott Grabel, we provide a full-range of post-conviction services including state and federal appeals, parole and probation violation representation, and expungements.


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