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Drunk Driving / DUI Information Center

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges can have a severe impact on your life. A night or more in jail may result from a drunk driving arrest. Significant financial penalties apply to any conviction. Most important for many individuals is the loss of driving privileges a DUI conviction often brings. The loss of the ability to drive can have a dramatic impact on basic life activities, such as work and family events. Drunk driving convictions can also carry social stigma and feelings of guilt.

Experienced DUI Lawyers in MI

An experienced DUI defense attorney can help you throughout the process. If you have just been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (also known as OWI, or Operating While Intoxicated), a lawyer can help defend you against those charges at all stages of your case. If you face DUI charges, an attorney can research the facts of your case, find any errors in the prosecution’s case, and handle the trial of your case. If you face the possibility of a DUI conviction and loss of driving privileges, an experienced counsel can help plea bargain your case, potentially resulting in probation, fines, or educational courses. Even if you have been convicted of driving under the influence, a lawyer can help you find educational courses and help minimize the impact on your auto insurance and driving privileges.

Breath Test Errors in DUI Cases

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, it may seem as though a conviction is inevitable. Often this is not the case. Law enforcement often does not follow its own procedures for administering tests for intoxication. Breath testing devices are not consistently maintained and calibrated up to legal standards. Visit Datamaster Breath Test Errors for more information. Re–testing blood or urine tests can often reveal different results than the police first obtained. In other cases the police may not have had probable cause to stop the vehicle in the first place, or the vehicle may not have actually been in operation at the time of the arrest.

If you have refused to have a breath, blood or urine test after your arrest, your license may have already been suspended for failure to submit to a chemical test. An experienced Michigan DUI defense attorney can help you navigate both the administrative and criminal components of your DUI case.

Call DUI Defense Attorney Scott Grabel

At Grabel & Associates, we have substantial experience in all aspects of DUI defense. We will advise you of all of your options, thoroughly investigate the evidence, and aggressively represent you in legal proceedings. If you have been arrested, charged, or even convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, call us today for a free consultation at (800) 342–7896.


  1. Drunk Driving Testing Procedures
  2. Implied Consent
  3. Post–Conviction Procedures
  4. DUI Conviction Impact on Insurance
  5. DUI Step–by–Step
  6. Watchdog Groups Against Drunk and Drugged Driving
  7. Frequently Asked Questions

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.