Federal Aggravated Sexual Abuse Attorney

All sexual assault cases are very serious, and if you are involved in a case that involves such a sensitive issue, you need a skilled sex crime attorney with federal experience on your side to protect both your freedom and your reputation from irreparable harm. Michigan law punishes sex offenders harshly, especially when aggravated circumstances such as violence or threats are involved. Unfortunately, in seeking to harshly punish the perpetrators of some of the worst criminal offenses, prosecutors can also punish innocent people extremely harshly after false allegations of aggravated sexual abuse. It is crucial that you take your defense seriously and begin working with a lawyer right away, no matter what the details of your case. The Grabel & Associates team is available now to begin helping you, with no obligation and no consultation fees.

Falsely Accused of Federal Aggravated Sexual Abuse

When you or a loved one is falsely accused of aggravated sexual abuse, your response may be to ignore the allegations and hope they go away, or immediately start telling the police or investigators everything you know in hopes of them learning the truth. In some cases, you may even laugh off the accusations because you know how far from the truth they are. None of these are good responses, however.

As soon as you are questioned in connection with a sex abuse investigation or hear about allegations surrounding you, it is crucial that you utilize your right to remain silent and quickly get in touch with a lawyer. No matter how confident you are that you will not be found guilty, you need a lawyer to advise you on what to say and do throughout the investigation and potential trial. Once you are the subject of a criminal case, it is the prosecutor’s job to gather evidence sufficient for a court to find you guilty. It is not a prosecutor’s job to find the truth. You may deliver 30 minutes of honest testimony proving your innocence and slip up on one sentence, and have that single sentence used against you in court. Why take the chance? Speak with a lawyer who knows what it takes to get past false or exaggerated allegations and defend your freedom.

What Is Federal Aggravated Sexual Abuse?

Any sexual conduct that occurs without a party’s consent can be labeled sexual abuse. In the state of Michigan, some people are unable to give consent, which can be confusing. If a person is incapable or incapacitated due to a disability or alcohol/drug consumption, consent is not possible. Similarly, minors (under the age of 16) cannot consent to sexual activity. In some cases, prosecutors don’t even care if an offender knew an alleged victim was a minor or was incapacitated, and people are regularly convicted even though they believed throughout the alleged offense that they had the other party’s permission.

Some cases go beyond regular sexual abuse, and can be charged as aggravated sexual abuse. If the alleged offender seriously injures the alleged victim, threatens the alleged victim with a deadly weapon, or attempts to kill the alleged victim during the commission of the unlawful sex act, that can lead to aggravated abuse charges. Other situations, such as a physically helpless or mentally incapacitated victim, an alleged offender in a position of power or influence, or a familial relation between the two parties can also increase the severity of the charges.

Penalties for Federal Aggravated Sex Abuse

The penalties you could face for aggravated sex abuse if convicted could destroy the rest of your life. Depending on the specifics of the case, up to life in prison could be on the line, or a lengthy term with lifetime sex offender registration. Large fines may accompany a sentence as well. Additionally, as a registered sex offender, your reputation may be irreparably damaged, not to mention that your freedom will be drastically inhibited by the regulations pertaining to sex offenders in Michigan.

Comprehensive Defense for Federal Aggravated Sex Abuse Charges

The Grabel & Associates team works under the direction of talented trial lawyer Scott Grabel to deliver comprehensive criminal defense representation to clients accused of all types of criminal offenses. Our proven results show that we know how to get clients great outcomes in even the most serious misdemeanor and felony sex crime cases, and we are ready to step in at any stage of your case: pre-trial, trial, or even post-conviction.

Don’t wait to get in touch with a lawyer – you could be jeopardizing your future. Our phone lines are always open, reach out now and let us begin protecting you.

Contact Our Federal Sex Crime Defense Law Firm

To speak with a sex crime defense lawyer call 1-800-677-9795 right now. We provide free, no obligation, initial consultation to every client, and can advise you on the next steps you should take in your case.