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The Role of a DUI Lawyer in Michigan

Grabel & Associates is dedicated to providing top quality DUI defense to clients statewide, and our attorneys will use the most aggressive tactics possible to ethically achieve the best possible case result, no matter what the specific details of your situation. The defense attorney in a DUI case plays a number of key roles, but the primary focus is always winning the case for the wrongly accused client. Whether the evidence presented is no sufficient, witnesses or police officers present inconsistent testimony, unreliable chemical test results are relied upon, or constitutional rights have been violated, our attorneys will seek out problems in the prosecution’s case and expose issues which could help you achieve a favorable outcome. Contact our team now for a free initial case evaluation and find out more about our aggressive DUI defense strategies.

Why Hire a DUI/OWI Defense Lawyer?

While the prosecution is responsible for presenting evidence and proving that a defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the role of the defense lawyer differs in that he or she is not at all responsible to present or prove anything, rather to simply refute the evidence of the state and demonstrate problems with the prosecution’s case. In a DUI case, chemical testing, police accounts of observations, and proper procedure throughout investigation or arrest becomes critical, because any small mistake could give a defense attorney a chance to tear apart the prosecution’s case. Grabel & Associates has over a decade of experience working in complex drunk driving defense cases, and we know what it takes to strategically implement an effective defense strategy throughout a difficult case. Call or contact our Michigan firm online to speak with founding attorney Scott Grabel or another one of our skilled team members about the charges you are facing.

OWI/DWI/DUI Lawyer in Michigan

Because the primary goal of a DUI defense lawyer is preventing the conviction of the client, it is critical that he or she be prepared to objectively defend the client regardless of any alleged evidence the prosecution has obtained. An experienced defense lawyer will be prepared for anything the state brings to trial, and will have the DUI-specific knowledge needed to challenge every point of the prosecution’s case. It is the responsibility of the defense lawyer to understand the problems with chemical testing, as well as other issues with the methods used to determine if a person is intoxicated, and to be prepared with expert witnesses who can back up the claims made refuting the prosecution’s evidence.

In addition, it is the DUI defense lawyer’s job to cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses in attempts to demonstrate that they are not credible, or to make them appear unsure of answers or inconsistent in statements made. While this is true in any criminal case, it is especially important in a DUI case when police observations and court testimony may account for a huge part of the prosecution’s case. If the defense lawyer doesn’t make an effort to show why a witness is not telling the complete and accurate truth, the jury will almost always side with the state, and conviction can result. Grabel & Associates is committed to doing whatever it takes to counter the claims made by witnesses in DUI cases, and we understand how to utilize the advantage the defense has over the prosecution in that evidence does not need to be presented, and anything a client says in confidence can remain between them and the attorney throughout the case.

Our lawyers have ample experience fighting for the rights of Michigan’s accused and have worked with clients who are facing a wide variety of drunk driving related charges. Work with our talented team to achieve a great case result after you are falsely accused of a DUI, OWI, or related charge.

What Does a Defense Lawyer Do?

There are three main reasons why a defense lawyer plays a key role in a criminal case. First, many innocent people are accused of drunk driving, and defense lawyers are responsible for exposing problems in the prosecution’s case which allows the jury to see that the defendant shouldn’t be convicted. Secondly, many clients are overcharged, such as in cases where a simple traffic violation leads to a complicated OWI case. It is the defense attorney’s job to ensure a client is not convicted of a crime he or she did not commit, even if a lesser offense was in fact committed. Sometimes, a defense lawyer will be able to negotiate a more just sentence, or have criminal charges dropped completely. Lastly, defense lawyers provide a critical secondary perspective in cases, and provide the constitutionally guaranteed right to an attorney that the constitution allows every American.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Michigan DUI Defense

It is important to begin working with a defense lawyer as early on in the criminal justice process as possible, which is why our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with you. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online now from anywhere in Michigan and begin fighting for an exceptional case outcome.

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.