In Michigan, the drunk driving laws may seem like an insurmountable fight for litigators in the field. As one famed litigator once said, “Getting an OUIL in the state of Michigan is the equivalent of going to a doctor with stage 4 cancer, there is not much that can be done.” While this famed litigator and law school professor is entitled to his opinion (and requested anonymity in our research), there are many others in our state that support his comments. Even though accepted by a vast majority in our industry, these comments are not valid. One such attorney who has been at the forefront of drunk driving litigation is Scott Grabel.
Mr. Grabel is the founder of Grabel and Associates and his firm has evolved into a top law firm across the state of Michigan. One of the ways he has obtained his notoriety is with his knowledge of drunk driving laws and his success in winning and mitigating what seemed like impossible cases. When asked about this topic, Mr. Grabel stated, “The first thing that people do not realize is that there are only two primary ways to measure one’s blood alcohol content. The first is the breath test, in which there are often calibration issues. The second is a blood test. In this utilization of blood is where we have found the greatest amount of success.” Continue reading