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Facing a criminal charge can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. You’ve been arrested and spent the night in jail, or you’ve received some ominous paperwork in the mail saying that you’ve been charged with a crime. You have that nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach. A million thoughts are racing through your head. Will I go to jail? Will I lose my job? Will I have a permanent criminal record? Your family, your job, and your future are at stake.

We here at Grabel & Associates understand how you feel, and we’re here to help. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible is the single best thing you can do for yourself. No situation is too desperate for a seasoned attorney to be able to make a difference.

That said, choosing the right attorney can be daunting in itself. There are all kinds of attorneys out there making all kinds of claims and promises about what they can do for you. Why choose Grabel & Associates over another firm? Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Who We Are

Grabel & Associates was founded in 1999 by Scott Grabel, one of the most renowned criminal defense attorneys in Michigan. Scott’s vision was to create a firm that specializes in criminal defense with attorneys who share his passion for protecting the rights of criminal defendants. For nearly 20 years, we’ve done exactly that, handling just about every kind of criminal case in just about every court in Michigan.

We have a diverse team of attorneys ready to help you. Many have more than 20 years of experience. Some even have experience working as prosecutors. All our attorneys are highly respected in the legal community. We know the ins and outs of the law, and we work together to ensure that you get the best result in your case.

We also practice statewide. Whether you’re in Monroe or Houghton, St. Joseph or Sault Ste. Marie, we have attorneys who can help you. Contact us online or at our 24/7 defense hotline at 1-800-342-7896 so we can get to work helping you get your life back. We have three convenient office locations in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor. But if you can’t make it to the office, one of our case managers will gladly travel to you for a consultation. We like to make things easy for our clients. That’s why we’ve been rated one of the Top Ten Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Facing a criminal charge is stressful. Hiring an attorney shouldn’t be.

Our fees are also reasonable and competitive. You work hard for your money. So, do we. We pride ourselves on providing high quality legal services at affordable prices. Call us today at 1-800-342-7896, and we’ll be happy to give you a quote for your case.

What We Do

Criminal Defense. It’s all we do—and we do it well. If you’re looking for an attorney to write your will or do your divorce, you’ll have to look elsewhere. In fact, we’re one of the few multiple-attorney firms in Michigan that handles only criminal cases. Specialization matters. There’s a reason why the doctor who checks your eyes isn’t the same doctor who removes your appendix. Why wouldn’t you want an attorney for your criminal case who specializes exclusively in criminal defense? Before you retain another firm for your criminal case, ask them what other areas they practice in. Then call us.

Criminal cases come to us in many forms and at many stages. It’s never too late to call us. Whatever your case is about and whatever stage you’re at in the process, we can help:

We routinely advise clients who are under investigation for a crime. We can help you avoid being charged. Don’t talk to the police until you’ve talked to us.

We’re experienced in nearly every kind of misdemeanor, including traffic misdemeanors, drunk driving, domestic violence, possession of marijuana and much, much more.

From assault to criminal sexual conduct to murder, we’ve done it all. We’ve obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in many serious cases.

Title IX Investigations
Is your university investigating you for sexual assault? Your academic future is on the line. We’ve helped several clients avoid expulsion or suspension.

We handle appeals in state and federal courts. We routinely practice in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court. We’ve recently been successful in getting two convictions overturned after appeals.

Probation and Parole Violations
We’ve helped numerous clients on probation and parole stay out of jail and prison.

Parole Appeals
Don’t let the prosecutor stand between you and your release from prison.

Postconviction Motions
After appeals are over, a motion for relief from judgment (also known in Michigan as a “6.500 motion”) is another way to exonerate an innocent prisoner.

Driver’s License Restoration
Get back on the road with our help. We have an experienced and highly respected attorney who only handles driver’s license restoration cases.

Don’t let your criminal record prevent you from getting a job or otherwise jeopardizing your future. Talk to us to see if you’re eligible to get your convictions expunged.

If you’re not eligible for expungement, or if you’re serving a lengthy prison sentence, we can help you apply for executive clemency through a commutation or pardon application.

If you have an issue that you think we might be able to help with, give us a call. If we can’t help you, we can at least refer you to someone who we think can.


Our Experience

Our team of attorneys has decades of collective experience under our belt. We practice statewide and have handled just about every kind of case you can imagine. We’ve obtained “not guilty” verdicts in courts throughout the state, and we’ve had convictions overturned at both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Our Approach

Every case is different. Instead of a “one-size fits all” approach that some attorneys use, we tailor an approach based on the specifics of your case. Some cases need an aggressive approach. Others need finesse. We’ve been around long enough to know which approach your case needs.

Also, when you retain Grabel & Associates, you’re not just getting one attorney, you’re getting the firm. Although you will have one lead attorney assigned to your case, all our attorneys routinely consult with each other and work together to get the best possible results for all our clients. Our success is your success.

Our Track Record

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our former clients have said about us and the results we’ve been able to achieve for them. We dare you to find another criminal defense firm with our track record.

We Care

Once we’re on the job, you’ll be able to consult with our friendly, compassionate, and dedicated attorneys. We put a premium on developing close relationships with our clients so we can best serve each client’s unique needs. The credo that all our attorneys operate by is this: put yourself in your client’s shoes. We understand that this is a stressful time and that there’s a lot at stake for you. We’ll do everything we can to keep your record clean and to keep you out of jail.

Communication is key to us

We understand that being prosecuted can be one of the worst experiences of your life. Our attorneys make themselves available to answer all the questions and concerns you have during this difficult time. You get our cell phone number, not just the office number. You won’t be left in the dark while your case is being resolved. We will ensure that you are continually updated on the status of your case.

“Keep in touch.” That’s what we tell all our clients at the conclusion of their cases. We pride ourselves on maintaining relationships with our clients even after their cases are over. We love hearing from former clients and learning about the successes they’ve been able to achieve because we were able to keep their record clean or keep them out of jail. That’s why we do what we do.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation, We Can Help

As the defendant in a criminal case, you feel as though your life has come to a screeching halt. The process can be scary and overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be. Our firm is available 24/7 to help you. Contact us online or call us today at 1-800-342-7896 and let us help you get your life back.

Client Testimonials

  • Scott Grabel is the best lawyer. At Lawyer Ratingz

    He takes his cases personally. Scott has outstanding Communication skills and understands his clients needs. He never left a call unanswered, the personal attention that i had from him was unbelievable.

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  • A wonderful firm by Okemos MI at Citysearch

    I cannot begin to express how fortunate I am to have had Scott Grabel & Associates represent me in my legal matter. The firm, which immediately responded to my phone call, was very sympathetic to my problem and was a very calming

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  • PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR THIS LAWYER by Mary Lou Z at Citysearch

    For those of you who believe lawyers have no place in Heaven, you should meet Scott Grabel. He is an exception to the rule! I was assigned a Public Defender who never knew or called me by my name and instead of defending me,

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Areas of Practice

Our highly experienced attorneys have worked in thousands of combined cases in various practice areas. No matter what criminal offense you have been accused of, our team is ready now to hear more about your case and advise you on the next steps you need to take. A few of our major practice areas are outlined below:

Get in touch with our experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyers right now and learn more about how state and federal law could impact your unique case. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with a free initial case consultation and begin to walk you through the next steps you need to take to protect your rights and freedom.

Areas We Serve

Our lawyers know Michigan – the laws, courts, judges, juries, prosecutors, and people. This inside understanding of the state law and legal system will provide you with an unmatched edge as you progress through your case. Our statewide criminal defense covers numerous areas including Lansing, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit, Benton Harbor, Southfield, St. Joseph, Pinconning, Kalamazoo, Mount Pleasant, Saginaw, Brant, Traverse City, Allegan, Hillsdale, Lapeer, Port Huron, Marquette, the Upper Peninsula and Ann Arbor.

Contact our defense attorneys by phone or online now and begin working with our team towards an exceptional case outcome. We are available 24/7 for potential clients statewide.

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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.