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Ottawa County Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorneys serving Ottawa County

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, drug possession, criminal sexual conduct, or any other criminal offense in Grand Haven or surrounding communities, talk with an experienced Ottawa County criminal defense lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. The police may attempt to sway you — telling you that they are there to help you. However, the police are not on your side. The only way you can be certain that your rights will be protected is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Representing clients from throughout Ottawa County, our lawyers are focused on your rights and your future.

We Fight … We Win ∙ Call 1-800-342-7896

Our Ottawa County criminal defense attorneys are available for free emergency phone consultations 24/7. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online.

Our law firm focuses exclusively on criminal defense. Therefore, clients benefit from having an attorney who has focused knowledge of the laws that affect their situations and the defense strategies that will be most effective in achieving results. Our criminal defense lawyers routinely handle some of the most high-profile criminal cases in Michigan — and WIN. Our Ottawa County criminal defense team provides relentless defense in state and federal criminal cases involving:

  • Sex crimes: including criminal sexual assault, child molestation, and other sex offenses
  • Drug charges: including drug possession, drug distribution and sale, drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, and other drug crimes
  • Assault and violent crimes: including domestic assault, possession of a concealed weapon, child abuse, and other crimes
  • Drunk driving: including first-offense, second-offense, and habitual offender DUI/OUI charges

Facing Criminal Charges in Ottawa County? We Can Help.

In Ottawa County, both misdemeanor and felony cases begin in the District Court. After arraignment and preliminary examination, felony cases are transferred to the Circuit Court — Michigan's trial court. However, the preliminary examination (hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to warrant a felony indictment) can be waived, resulting in an immediate transfer of the case to the Circuit Court. All traffic offenses that are classified as a misdemeanor or civil infraction are handled by the District Court.

The 58th District Court in Ottawa County consists of three courthouse locations, in Grand Haven, Holland and Hudsonville:

58th District Court
Grand Haven Courthouse
414 Washington Avenue Grand Haven, MI 49417

58th District Court
Holland Courthouse
85 West 8th Street Holland, MI 49423

58th District Court
Hudsonville Courthouse
3100 Port Sheldon Road Hudsonville, MI 49426

In Ottawa County, all serious misdemeanor cases as well as capital felony and non-capital felony crimes are handled by the 20th Circuit Court - Trial Division, in Grand Haven, Michigan:

20th Circuit Court
Trial Division
414 Washington Avenue, Suite 300 Grand Haven, MI 49417

Contact an Ottawa County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our attorneys thoroughly prepare cases for trial. We focus on providing clients with the best chance to avoid a conviction — and have succeeded in doing so for countless clients throughout Michigan. View our results .

If you have been arrested in Ottawa County or anywhere else in Michigan, your first step should be to get an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and your freedom. 

Call Grabel & Associates toll free at 1-800-342-7896.

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.
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