CPS - Central Registry in Michigan - Sex Crimes
Sex crimes are very serious and may result in harsh penalties, such as large fines and jail time. If you’re being investigated, it’s important to hire skilled defense attorneys early on in your case to ensure you have a fair shot at receiving a just outcome. If you have children, hiring a lawyer is especially important because CPS may try to come after you while you battle criminal charges. On top of a sex crime conviction, you could face penalties for child abuse and neglect, and have your family threatened by CPS. To avoid these life-altering consequences, contact Grabel & associates today. Our team has worked on countless sex crime cases over the last 15 years and knows what it takes to earn you the best available results.
Even if your sex crime case does not involve children, you still may be investigated by CPS and placed on the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. As a parent or legal guardian, it’s your responsibility to ensure the child or children in your care receive proper support and are not exposed to inappropriate content. If CPS determines your child was harmed in any way during the course of your sex crime, you could face child abuse and neglect charges. A skilled attorney should be able to fight against both criminal charges, giving you the best shot at moving on after the case has been wrapped up.
Types of Sex Crimes in Michigan
The term “sex crime” is used to cover a wide array of illegal activity. The following crimes all fall under the “sex crime” category.
- Indecent Exposure
- Gross Indecency
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Child Pornography
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Statutory Rape
- Prostitution and Solicitation
If you’re being investigated for any of the following, you’ll need a seasoned defense attorney to build a strong defense for you.
If CPS decides to look into your case, they’ll typically show up at your front door and ask you a few questions. If this happens, it’s important to know that you are not legally obligated to let them in. It’s best to politely ask them to come back later when they have a warrant. If they want to see your children, ask them to come to the window so the CPS worker does not accuse you of hiding your children. The investigation will most likely consist of interviews with you and your children, a review of your case documents, a home visit, and potentially a doctor’s visit. Your attorney will prepare you for every stage of the investigation, setting you up for success.
Central Registry in Michigan for Sex Crimes
If you’re found guilty of abuse or neglect, your name will be placed on Michigan’s Central Registry. You’ll receive written or verbal notice when your name has been added, as well as information about what to do if you believe you’ve been wrongfully incriminated. If you’ve already been placed on the Central Registry, your attorney can help you write a letter to the CPS worker’s supervisor or ask for an Administrative Hearing. Both have the potential to successfully clear your name.
Defending CPS Investigations during Sex Crime Cases in Michigan
We understand that your future is on the line in a sex crime case. We’ll do everything in our power to minimize the impact of false accusations and help you avoid life-altering consequences. Being placed on the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry can make it difficult to move on after your case has been wrapped up. We’ll tirelessly work to prove your innocence and earn you a just result.
We’ve been practicing law in Michigan for over 15 years. Our experience and knowledge of Michigan law sets us apart from other firms, making us the obvious choice to handle your sex crime case. Getting connected with us is simple. Just dial our toll-free hotline or fill out our online contact form to get started.
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Contact us online to receive a free initial case consultation. If you believe our team is the right fit for you, you’ll be connected with a defense attorney who has a proven track record of beating sex crime charges. Call us right now to learn more about how we can help you take charge of your future.