Ann Arbor Sex Crimes Lawyer
The law firm of Grabel & Associates has extensive experience, and in particular, in defending clients who have been accused of sex-related crimes. These crimes may include sexual abuse, solicitation, statutory rape, sexual assault, child pornography, and similar criminal sexual conduct. In addition, Grabel & Associates is experienced in helping clients deal with legal problems related to sex crime issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), sex crimes appeals, sex offender registration, and false accusations. If you are accused of an offense in Ann Arbor, MI, you need to contact a sex crimes lawyer at Grabel & Associates are ready to fight diligently to protect your rights.
When Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me if I am Accused of a Sex Crime?
People often do not realize how complicated a sex crime case can be. Perceptions are often skewed by television crime shows and movies, in which evidence is neatly spelled out and, by the end of the show, the matter is tied up quickly and correctly. However, reality is much more chaotic and grim. All too often, those merely accused of any form of sexual criminal misconduct can find their lives in a turmoil that does not seem to end. Even the mere accusation of a sexual crime can affect one’s employment and family life in material and emotional ways, and the social stigma and stress that are created by allegations of sexual misconduct are hard to overcome, even long after a case is over.
Finding Yourself Accused of a Sex Crime in Ann Arbor? Michigan Requires An Aggressive Attorney
When you are implicated in a crime, even before you have been formally charged, you need to recognize that your freedom, livelihood, and future are at stake. It is critically important that you have a lawyer who will aggressively defend your interests, and who has extensive experience in handling your type of case.
The law is not always enforced in an even-handed and just way, and not necessarily because law enforcement and the courts have any ill intent. Frequently, overworked law enforcement officials do not have the time, interest, or resources to make sure that every case, including yours, gets the careful attention it may need to make sure that all witnesses have been carefully examined, and that all evidence—even evidence that might exonerate an accused—is carefully reviewed. Your case will always be more important to you than to anyone else, and you are the one who has to take responsibility for your situation. In sex crimes cases especially, the matter can come down to the testimony of one witness, who may or may not be reliable.
The lawyers at the Grabel & Associates Law Firm understand exactly what is involved in sex crimes cases, and will fight hard to make sure your rights are protected. Not only can our attorneys give your case the attention it deserves, our investigators and specialists can dedicate their experience to making sure that no detail is overlooked or any avenue of defense is neglected. Hiring an attorney from Grabel & Associates is your best defense against being convicted of a crime.
Washtenaw County Courthouse Information for Those Accused of Sex Offenses
Ann Arbor is the county seat of Washtenaw County, Michigan. There are three district courts in Washtenaw County. The 14th (A and B) and 15th District Courts process all misdemeanors for which the penalty is less than one year in jail, as well as civil infractions, civil claims involving $25,000 or less, landlord/tenant cases, and small claims. The 22nd Circuit Court of Washtenaw County handles all felony cases and some serious misdemeanor cases. The address for the Washtenaw County courthouse is:
Washtenaw County Trial Court
101 E. Huron St., PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Ann Arbor, in southeast Michigan, is the sixth largest city in Michigan with over 113,000 residents. For such a large city, Ann Arbor’s crime rate is considerably lower than the national average, and the vast majority of those crimes are property-related crimes. There are 81 registered sex offenders in the entire city, making the ratio of Michigan registered sex offenders very low as a proportion of the general population.
Our Sex Crimes Law Firm Can Offer You a Free Consultation To Explain Your Rights
Hiring an experienced, dedicated attorney that can competently represent your interests is the only way you can be sure that prosecutors and law enforcement will be forced to prove their case by hard evidence. Hiring an aggressive attorney to defend you doesn’t suggest that you are guilty. Instead, having a good attorney is the only way you can level the playing field with law enforcement personnel who are often more interested in closing cases than making sure that justice is always served. If you have been accused of a sex crime in Ann Arbor, Michigan, contact the sex crime defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and we will are prepared to consult with you on your case.