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

Ingham County Criminal Attorney

When you are facing serious misdemeanor or felony criminal charges in Ingham County, you need to know that your attorney will do everything necessary to protect your rights. Our defense lawyers have earned a reputation for providing aggressive and effective criminal defense representation—whether we are defending a client facing a high-profile sex crime or violent crime charges, a client intertwined in a drug bust, or a client facing repeat DUI/OUIL charges.

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At Grabel & Associates, our Ingham County criminal attorneys recognize that criminal arrests do not always occur within the typical law firm workday. We assure that our defense lawyers are available when you need help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-342-7896 for a free emergency consultation about your rights.

Ingham County Criminal Trial Courts

Our extensive experience in representing clients in Ingham County and throughout Michigan puts us at an advantage in preparing each client's defense strategy. We are familiar with the intricacies of the courts within Ingham County, enabling us to better prepare our client and better prepare the most effective trial strategy.

If you are arrested in Ingham County, your case will be handled in either the District Court or the Circuit Court - General Trial Division, both of which are located in Mason, the county seat of Ingham County. With the exception of cases filed in Lansing or East Lansing, the 55th Judicial District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor charges filed in Ingham County where the potential sentence is less than one year—generally traffic offenses and less serious misdemeanor offenses. The District Court is located at:

55th Judicial District Court
700 Buhl St.
Mason, Michigan 48854

All serious misdemeanor charges and felony charges in Ingham County are heard by the Circuit Court General Trial Division (the 30th Judicial District Circuit Court in Michigan), which is located at:

Ingham County Courthouse
341 S. Jefferson
Mason, Michigan 48854

Experienced Criminal Defense Representation

In order to provide the strongest defense representation possible, our Ingham County defense lawyers thoroughly investigate your case—asking the right questions, examining what rights may have been violated, and what defense strategies may apply:

  • Drunk driving: Is this your first offense? Was the breathalyzer reliable? What field sobriety tests were used?
  • Drug possession or drug distribution: How was the evidence obtained? Was a proper search warrant executed?
  • Statutory rape: Are you and the alleged victim involved? Is the alleged victim's age the only cause for the arrest?
  • Child molestation/sexual abuse: Is the child witness being persuaded or manipulated?
  • Other criminal charges: Did the police make technical errors? Were you issued proper Miranda rights? How reliable are witnesses? Are police informants benefiting from providing "reliable information"?

Regardless of the charges against you, our criminal defense lawyers work relentlessly to challenge the evidence against you. Our focus is on providing you with the best chance to avoid conviction.

Contact Us for Defense Counsel in Ingham County

If you are facing criminal charges in Lansing, Michigan, or throughout Ingham County, talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Contact an attorney at Grabel & Associates for a free emergency consultation.

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.