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Avoo Rating, 10.0 Scott Grabel
Top 10, Attorney and Practice Magazine's, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Lawyer

Defending Against Criminal Charges – DUI, Theft, Fraud, Drug Possession

When you are faced with a criminal charge, you need a lawyer who can aggressively fight for you and win your case. Grabel & Associates has the experience needed to produce excellent results in drug crime, sex crime, assault and violent crime, and all other criminal cases. Our premier law firm has been protecting clients statewide for over a decade, and can protect you from DUI, theft, fraud, drug possession, drug trafficking, or weapons charges. Our Ann Arbor, MI criminal lawyer works with clients who are under investigation for a criminal charge, who have just been arrested, or already have a conviction on record. Our defense attorneys also have experience working with juveniles in gang crime cases, drug possession cases, and other juvenile crime cases.

We provide our clients with comprehensive, individualized legal defense services. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense law firms, and we understand how stressful and unpredictable a criminal trial can be. Fortunately, by working with a skilled attorney, you can outline your legal goals and determine the legal options that are available to you, and your lawyer will aggressively fight to achieve the result that works best for you. We are dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of our clients and truly believe that every person is innocent until proven guilty.

Criminal Lawyer for Drug Crime, Sex Crime and Violent Crimes

Our lawyers understand that hard work and diligent investigation directly translates to great results, and will not rest until you get the best possible result in your criminal case. Ann Arbor is Michigan’s 6th largest city, and with a population of over 340,000, there is a need for great criminal defense lawyers. Grabel & Associates is dedicated to protecting people facing drug crime and other criminal charges throughout the city and surrounding areas.

We defend people facing any of the following accusations:

Contact our highly acclaimed law firm now. Our client testimonials show just how effective our team of lawyers can be in criminal cases, and we will utilize our dynamic and innovative defense strategies in your case no matter what allegations you face. If you need an attorney to objectively defend you in any stage of your case, contact us right now.

Should I hire a local attorney for my Ann Arbor criminal case?

Yes, you should retain an attorney based in Ann Arbor if you’re charged with a crime there. We get this question a lot. There’s a sense among some clients that a local attorney—one who frequently practices in the local courts and has developed relationships with the prosecutors and judges—is a part of the “system,” a cog in the machine. In other words, some clients fear that a local attorney will simply go along to get along rather than really fight for you.

That’s not true. Attorneys have an ethical obligation to achieve the best possible result for their clients in every case. We take that obligation seriously. And our results bear it out. So, don’t think that we won’t file a motion or take a case to trial because it will upset the prosecutor or judge.

On the flip side, knowing the lay of the land is a tremendous asset for us. Knowing what arguments, a prosecutor is likely to make or how a judge is likely to rule on a motion often goes a long way in achieving great results for our clients. In all, then, local knowledge is a help, not a hindrance.

Are criminal charges prosecuted aggressively in Ann Arbor?

Today, criminal charges are prosecuted fairly in Ann Arbor. This wasn’t always the case. In years past, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office aggressively prosecuted cases under harsh zero-tolerance policies. For example, prosecutors would typically refuse to plea bargain to reduced charges in any case involving a gun, regardless of the equities in a given case.

As of January 1, 2021, however, a new elected prosecutor, Eli Savit, took office. He identifies with the burgeoning “progressive prosecutor” movement, which favors a forward-thinking “smart on crime” approach as opposed to a regressive “tough on crime” approach. As one of his first acts in office, Mr. Savit has rescinded the former regime’s zero-tolerance policies. Instead, each charge will be resolved with individual consideration given to the client’s background and the circumstances of the alleged offense. As Mr. Savit put it, “A one-sized-fits-all approach to justice—divorced from the factual circumstances of each unique case—is not justice at all.”

So if you’re charged with a crime in Ann Arbor, you should expect to be treated like a person, not a case number. This is a common-sense change that we hope other prosecutors’ offices will adopt.

Aggressive Criminal Defense in Washtenaw County Courts

You need a lawyer who knows the courts your case will be heard in, and who is familiar with the judges you could face. Our statewide attorneys have experience defending in Washnetaw County courts, and can represent you in any of the following venues:

Washnetaw County Trial Court
101 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This court handles felony criminal charges, misdemeanor charges where penalties exceed one year in prison, personal protection orders, juvenile delinquency cases, and more.

The following courts handle misdemeanors where criminal penalties do not exceed one year in prison, and other civil infractions:

14A District Court
4133 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

14B District Court
7200 S Huron River Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

15th District Court
301 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Our Approach to Criminal Defense

With the help of an experienced attorney, you can achieve a great result in your criminal case. The penalties for drug crime, sex crime, violent crime, and other charges are severe, and we want to help you avoid prison, fines, and the damage to your reputation that a criminal conviction could cause. If you have a criminal record, it will be more difficult to get a job, a loan, or to take advantage of other opportunities, and you could face additional restrictions that could last a lifetime. If you are convicted of DUI charges, you could face a driver’s license suspension, revocation, and criminal penalties.

Grabel & Associates is a firm built on results, and we put our reputation as one of Michigan’s top firms on the line in every case we take. Our lawyers are able to consistently deliver top notch results in criminal cases, which is why clients trust us to deliver in even the most complex cases. We know that the early stages of a criminal case can be crucial, which is why we are available 24/7 to begin working with you on your case. We will analyze every detail of your charges and build a defense strategy tailored to your needs. Contact us now for Michigan’s best criminal defense.

Grabel & Associates - Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Law Firm

Call us, toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now, or set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel by contacting us online. We look forward to defending you in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, or anywhere else in Michigan.

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Client Reviews

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.