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10 Best, Attorney Client Satisfaction Badge from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
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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

The Importance of an Aggressive Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer

Foremost among the rights guaranteed to an individual charged with a crime is the right to an attorney of the individual’s choosing. This right is essential, because without a competent attorney it is very difficult for a criminal defendant to defend himself or herself against the charges brought by the prosecution. An individual is entitled to an attorney in all criminal cases, including federal crimes and charges under state and local laws.

The right to an attorney attaches when adversarial judicial proceedings have begun. This means when an individual has been officially charged with a crime, or indicted for a crime. While you may certainly consult with an attorney while you are being investigated for a crime, the right to have an attorney does not attach at that stage, or even at the time of arrest. However, once you have been charged with a crime, you have a right to an attorney at all subsequent stages of the case.

While an attorney is important to protecting all your rights as an accused, it is particularly important to have a competent, local attorney on your side. An experienced local attorney has a professional relationship with the prosecutors and judges who will handle your case. A local attorney understands the attitudes of the jurors in the surrounding community, and knows the local rules, the procedures of the clerk’s office, and even the bailiffs. While local experience will not alone win your case, it provides key insights that can make a significant difference.

An experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney with knowledge of the local community and courthouse can make a tremendous impact on your case. At Grabel & Associates, we have provided aggressive, ethical representation of criminal defendants for over 13 years. Call or email us today for a free confidential consultation at (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.
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.