Coldwater Sex Crimes Lawyer
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have experience in defending clients from sex crimes charges in Coldwater. We have successfully represented clients implicated in a broad variety of sex related charges, including: criminal sexual abuse, solicitation and prostitution, criminal sexual conduct (CSC), statutory rape, child sexual abuse, child molestation, Internet sex crimes related to child pornography and chat rooms, and other sex-related offenses. If you are accused of a sex-related offense in Coldwater, MI, it is important that you get a top sex crimes attorney who has experience defending clients from the type of crime being alleged. Our law firm also has extensive experience handling sex crime appeals, and can help clients with resolving issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), false accusations, and registration under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
If You Are Accused of Any CSC, Much More is at Stake than a Criminal Record
In the state of Michigan, the punishment for being convicted of a sex offense is much more than just a fine and community service. A sex offense conviction can result in a substantial prison sentence and registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) for life. Even if an individual is not convicted, a mere accusation of sexual misconduct can severely mar his or her standing in the community, and frequently adversely affects one’s employment status, home life, reputation, and personal relationships.
Accused of a Sexual Criminal Offense? Hiring the Right Attorney May Be the Most Important Decision You Make
Anyone can make sexual misconduct accusations regardless of whether any physical evidence exists; all it may take is one individual making a verbal allegation. And because sex offenses are so emotionally charged—particularly if they involve minors—they are frequently pursued aggressively by prosecutors. Because so much is at stake, you need an assertive, confident, and competent lawyer who will safeguard your rights and stand by your side. The lawyers of Grabel & Associates have substantial experience defending individuals charged with or investigated for sex offenses. We have steadily and diligently built a well-earned reputation throughout Michigan for high quality defense of our clients.
Branch County Courts Are Located in Coldwater, MI
Coldwater, Michigan, is the county seat for Branch County, and the county’s courthouse is located right in Coldwater. Generally, misdemeanor cases that are not punishable by more than one year are handled in the Branch County District Court, designated by Michigan as the 3-A District Court. Preliminary examinations in felony cases are also heard in the 3-A District Court. The Branch County Circuit Court, or 15th Judicial Circuit Court, has jurisdiction over all felony cases and criminal appeals for which the accused is over 17 years of age. The Branch County 3-A District Courts and 15th Judicial Circuit Court are located in Coldwater, Michigan, at:
Branch County Courthouse
31 Division Street
Coldwater, Michigan 49036
Coldwater, Michigan, is a community of just under 11,000 residents in southern Michigan’s Branch County. The crime rate in Coldwater, Michigan, hovers close to the national average. There are 115 sex offenders living in Coldwater registered under Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), which means that the ratio of residents to sex offenders in Coldwater is a relatively high average of 119 to one.
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Whether resolved through pretrial intervention, effective plea negotiations, or successful trial disposition, the attorneys at Grabel & Associates are dedicated to seeking the most favorable resolution to our clients’ legal problems. We provide aggressive and relentless professional defense representation to each client, and stand by the principle that an accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. If you or someone close to you needs legal advice and assistance with regard to a sex crime in Coldwater or anywhere else within Branch County, Michigan, contact Grabel & Associates. Our attorneys are available any time, and any day, for a free initial consultation. When your freedom is at stake, you cannot afford to leave matters to chance.