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Clinton County Criminal Defense

Don’t let criminal charges in Clinton County take away your freedom and your future. Contact Grabel & Associates to start fighting back today.

At our Michigan criminal defense law firm, we have a long history of success representing individuals in Clinton County and throughout Michigan in all areas of criminal law including:

  • Cocaine and marijuana possession
  • Criminal sexual conduct – Including statutory rape and improper touching
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic assault
  • Negligent homicide
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Probation violations

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.

Call 1-800-342-7896 To Learn How We Can Help You

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.

Clinton County Criminal Court Information

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.

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.