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Avoo Rating, 10.0 Scott Grabel
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Van Buren County Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Van Buren County Michigan

Providing aggressive criminal defense for individuals facing drunk driving, drug and theft crimes throughout Van Buren County and all of Michigan.

If you have been arrested on any Michigan criminal charges, its important to contact an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney immediately.


Remember—if the police are knocking at your door they’re not there to be your friend. They are looking for evidence that may be used against you.

Your future and your freedom depend on getting the right criminal defense team on your side. The aggressive criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates are that team. With over 100 combined years of experience, we are dedicated to helping individuals from all walks of life with all types of criminal charges.

Answering Calls 24/7 • All Major Credit Cards Accepted

We have a proven track record of success of obtaining optimum results for clients charged with crimes including:

  • Drunk driving: Many defenses exist to drunk driving charges. The stop may be illegal, chemical tests flawed, or field sobriety tests inaccurate. Talk to our drunk driving defense team so we can start fighting back.
  • Drug charges: Our goal as drug charge defense lawyers is to get charges dismissed and keep you out of jail. We have successfully helped numerous clients avoid charges and maintain their freedom.
  • Sex crimes: We understand the stigma attached to sex crimes and the potentially life long impact of having your name listed on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. Our sex crimes defense team is dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to successfully defend and beat the charges against you.
  • Theft crimes: When clients are charged with theft, grand theft, burglary, robbery or embezzlement the first thing our defense lawyers will do is begin a detailed investigation into all the circumstances of the alleged event. With in-depth research, we have been able to get charges reduced, eliminated and not even filed.
  • Violent crimes: The attorney you choose to defend you against homicide, murder, weapons charges and other violent crimes can and will make a difference. At Grabel & Associates, our knowledge of the procedures used by different prosecutors throughout the state allows us to prepare the most effective criminal defense for each defendant in each jurisdiction.

When You Need Aggressive Defense Contact The Skilled Lawyers At Grabel & Associates

Van Buren County Criminal Court Information

Van Buren County Criminal matters are heard in the Circuit Court, the 7th District Court East and the 7th District Court West. The district court is the first level of court for all criminal matters. The district court handles misdemeanors from arraignment through trials, and felony matters through preliminary examination. The circuit court has jurisdiction over matters bound over from district court.

The Circuit Court and the District Court East are located in Paw Paw, Michigan, at:

212 Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
Phone: (269) 657-8218 (Circuit Court)
Phone: (269) 657-8222 (District Court)

The District Court West is located in South Haven, Michigan, at:

1007 E Wells Street
South Haven, Michigan 49090
Phone: (269) 657-8218

The criminal trial lawyers at Grabel & Associates have successfully helped numerous clients facing charges in the Van Buren County court system and throughout the state of Michigan.

For aggressive, dedicated and effective representation, contact our criminal defense team at 1-800-342-7896 day or night.


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.