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Drug Charges Information Center

Drug abuse continues to be viewed as a major problem in our society. As a result, penalties for drug-related crimes can be very high relative to the severity of the offense, and significant law enforcement resources are focused on enforcing criminal drug laws. For these reasons, it is essential to have an experienced, aggressive lawyer on your side when facing any sort of criminal drug investigation or charge.

Drug offenses can take a number of different forms. Drug possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on what specific substance is involved in a given case, or the amount of drugs or evidence of an intent to deliver, sell or otherwise traffic in the controlled substance. Drug trafficking charges are treated very seriously by prosecutors, as law enforcement is concerned more with targeting the supply of controlled substances than the demand. For this reason, drug cultivation and manufacturing also carries severe penalties. Drug offenses can often involve collateral crimes, such as money laundering, conspiracy and racketeering charges. Drug charges can also involve the unauthorized possession or sales of prescription drugs.

Because of the complex interaction of federal and state regulation, the overlap between drug charges and other crimes, and the heightened scrutiny given by law enforcement to serious drug charges, representation by an experienced Michigan drug charge defense attorney is important. Drug cases often turn on issues of evidence and police procedure, making thorough investigation and aggressive representation by a defense attorney exceedingly important.

At Grabel & Associates, we have successfully represented individuals in all aspects of drug cases, including cases involving cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, LSD, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs. We are widely recognized as one of the most experienced and successful drug charge defense attorneys in Michigan. We will thoroughly investigate all the facts and leads in your case and provide skilled representation in court. If you are under investigation or have been arrested on drug-related charges, call our office today at (800) 342-7896 for a confidential consultation.


  1. Federal drug enforcement
  2. Drug possession
  3. Drug trafficking / Possession with intent to deliver
  4. Sentencing and jail alternatives
  5. Prescription drug offenses
  6. Drug charges FAQs
  7. Drug Crimes Glossary of Terms

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.