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Ann Arbor Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Juvenile Crimes Attorneys in Ann Arbor and Throughout Washtenaw County Defending Against Juvenile Court Charges in Michigan

For criminal accusations involving minors, cases are sometimes handled in juvenile courts, which require the representation of a skilled and experienced juvenile defense lawyer who understands the differences between a juvenile and adult case. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have been working for over a decade to assist clients in effectively defending against institutionalization and other serious criminal penalties that can occur in Ann Arbor juvenile delinquency cases. Our attorneys understand how a charge against a person under the age of 17 can affect a juvenile’s future, freedom, family, and more, and will do everything possible to aggressively defend against life-changing punishment. Contact Grabel & Associates now for knowledgeable guidance throughout every stage of your fight for justice, and let us stand with you against overzealous police and prosecutors who may not have your best interests at heart.

Our defense lawyers in Ann Arbor have worked in thousands of criminal cases in Ann Arbor and statewide, and can represent you after any criminal allegation, including:

  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Minor in Possession
  • Zero Tolerance DUI
  • Vandalism/Property Crime
  • Sex Crime
  • Drug Crime

Don’t make the mistake of not taking a juvenile delinquency action seriously, as the potential penalties you will face are very severe. Without an experienced Ann Arbor juvenile defense law firm on your side, you could face unnecessarily harsh punishment including fines, community service, restitution, a criminal record, and even jail time or time in a juvenile correction center. We have defended young adults and children statewide for over 10 years in even the most complex and difficult Michigan juvenile crime defense cases, and know what it takes to achieve great results after a serious charge. Contact Grabel & Associates now and fight for the freedom of yourself or your juvenile child.

Juvenile Court Sentencing in Ann Arbor, MI

In Ann Arbor, persons under the age of 17 who have been charged with a delinquency action can be tried in juvenile court, a division of family court. If the minor is placed on the juvenile consent calendar, he or she may be able to avoid lasting penalties and a permanent record of the offense in exchange for completing certain measures set out by the court. A juvenile consent calendar sentence may result in community service, restitution, rehabilitation, and more, however could be an option to consider in some cases. Work with an attorney who can help you make intelligent and informed legal decisions.

Juvenile Sentenced as an Adult in Michigan

In serious cases, it is possible for a juvenile offender to be sentenced as an adult, in which case he or she will face the same penalties that any other offender would. Usually, cases that would result in a serious felony if committed by an adult are considered for adult sentencing, and it is extremely critical to work with a defense lawyer if you believe your child could face adult sentencing. If a juvenile is sentenced as an adult, he or she could face lengthy prison time, large fines, and a lasting record of the offense committed. In sex crime cases, juvenile offenders can be registered on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) just as an adult would be. Contact our firm to protect against overly harsh penalties.

Our Approach to Ann Arbor Juvenile Crime Defense

At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys are committed to defending the rights of clients of all ages in courts throughout Michigan. With past case victories in juvenile and adult courts, our lawyers have the proven skills needed to ensure your best interests are pursued throughout the justice process.

Work with our Michigan law firm and have our experienced team look over every detail of your case, providing you with answers to any legal questions you may have along with analysis and direction for future stages of your case. We are always available to provide you with a free consultation if you are under the age of 17 and facing criminal investigation or charges, or if your child has been accused of a crime.

Contact Our 24/7 Ann Arbor Juvenile Crime Defense Firm

Reach us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation or contact our defense firm online. We are available 24/7 to take your case, and can provide you with immediate, no obligation case analysis that will help you proceed throughout your legal battle. Work with a top Michigan law firm for juvenile defense and protect your rights, freedom, and future. Call Scott Grabel and our team now.

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If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.