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10 Best, Attorney Client Satisfaction Badge from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Badge from The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Badge from America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Avoo Rating, 10.0 Scott Grabel
Top 10, Attorney and Practice Magazine's, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Saginaw County Criminal Defense

Skilled criminal defense lawyers providing aggressive criminal defense representation in Saginaw County and throughout Michigan

If you are facing DUI, drug or any other criminal charges in Saginaw County, Michigan you need an experienced, tough and results-oriented criminal defense law firm to protect your rights and your future. You need Grabel & Associates to provide you with the best possible defense.

Our criminal defense lawyers have over 100 years experience successfully representing clients from all walks of life accused of all types of crimes including:

  • Drunk driving charges: We understand the importance of maintaining your driving privileges. Our drunk driving defense lawyers will fight to protect your driver’s license and defend you against any DUI/OUI offenses.
  • Sex crimes: Being charged with a sex crime may affect your future and your reputation. The sex crimes defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates will go to work right away to defend your reputation and do what it takes to keep a conviction off your record and your name off the Michigan sex crimes registry.
  • Drug charges: Law enforcement is serious about ridding our communities of drug crimes. If you have been arrested for even minor misdemeanor drug possession charges, the results may be serious. Our drug defense team is committed to providing those accused of drug crimes the best possible defense —doing what it takes to avoid a conviction and keep you out of jail.
  • Theft crimes: Our years of experience representing clients throughout the state has given us the tools we need to conduct an in-depth investigation, often pointing out holes in evidence and flaws in law enforcement’s case. As a result we have been able to get charges reduced, eliminated and not even filed in many theft crimes matters.
  • Domestic violence: Domestic assault charges often arise from volatile relationships. Unfortunately, once law enforcement gets involved only a prosecutor can decide not to pursue charges. Contact our skilled domestic violence team to fight to get charges eliminated and give you your life back.
  • Juvenile offenses: We believe that everyone—especially youthful offenders—should be given a second chance. If your minor child is facing juvenile charges we will fight to ensure he or she is treated fairly and properly—this means keeping the case in juvenile court when possible and keeping the charges off your child’s permanent record.


Saginaw County Criminal Court Information

The Saginaw County 70th District Court and Saginaw Circuit Court have jurisdiction over criminal offenses that occur in Saginaw County. The 70th District Court handles all misdemeanors as well as the preliminary stages of felony cases including arraignment and preliminary examination. Cases that are bound over for trial are heard in the circuit court.

The 70th District Court and the Circuit Court are both located in Saginaw at:

111 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48602
Phone: (989) 790-5470

Our experienced Michigan trial lawyers have a proven record of success of representing clients in Saginaw County criminal courts and throughout Michigan.


Already have a conviction on your record?

We also provide post conviction services.


At Grabel & Associates we pride ourselves on offering a full-range of criminal defense services, from pre-file assistance to post-conviction felony and misdemeanor appeals, probation and parole violation assistance as well and sealing records and expungements.

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.