Grand Haven Sex Crimes Attorney
If you have been accused of, or arrested for, criminal sexual misconduct in Grand Haven, you need to speak with an experienced Ottawa County criminal defense lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. At Grabel & Associates, we have successfully represented clients implicated in a broad variety of sex crimes, including: criminal sexual abuse, solicitation and prostitution, indecent exposure, statutory rape, child sexual abuse, criminal sexual conduct, child molestation, Internet sex crimes related to child pornography, and other sex-related state and federal crimes. Grabel & Associates can also handle your sex crime appeal, as well as help you resolve issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), false accusations, and registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
If You Are Accused of a Sex Crime in Grand Haven, You Need to Understand What is at Stake
If you are implicated in a sex crime, you need to realize that even the mere accusation of sexual misconduct can severely damage your standing in the community, and can frequently have serious adverse affects on your employment status, home life, reputation, and personal relationships. Because of this, you need to get help before matters get out of control. You need an aggressive, dedicated attorney on your side to protect your rights before you talk to anyone else before law enforcement, family, or friends.
Grabel & Associates can Help Clients in Grand Haven, MI, Who are Facing Sex Crimes Charges
In an investigation, the police may attempt to sway you by making you believe that they are on your side. But when it comes to a criminal investigation, the police are not there to make friends. They are only interested in getting the evidence they need however they can to close a case and to help the prosecution to obtain a conviction. The only way you can be certain that your rights will be protected is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates understand how the system works. We have helped defend hundreds of clients throughout Michigan from criminal charges, and, because we understand what you are going through, we can provide you with exactly the help you need to protect your rights and your future.
Sex Crimes Cases Arising in Grand Haven, Michigan are Tried in Ottawa County Courts
In Ottawa County, both misdemeanor and felony cases occurring in Grand Haven begin in the 58th District Court. The 58th District Court hears proceedings and trials for misdemeanors with punishments of less than one year. For felonies, after arraignment and preliminary examination in the district court, cases are transferred to the 20th Circuit Court. The 58th District Court in Ottawa County has three courthouse locations. The one in Grand Haven is located at:
Grand Haven Courthouse
414 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
The address for the 20th Circuit Court is also the Grand Haven Courthouse at:
20th Circuit Court
414 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Grand Haven, Michigan, is located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River. Grand Haven is the county seat for Ottawa County, Michigan, and has a population of just over 10,400. Over the last decade, the crime rate in Grand Haven has been consistently lower than the national average. According to Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) statistics, there are 63 sex offenders living in Grand Haven, making the ratio of number of residents in Grand Haven to the number of sex offenders about 137 to one.
If you or someone close to you has been arrested in Grand Haven or anywhere else in Ottawa County, Michigan, based upon an allegation involving a criminal sexual offense, your first step should be to contact a criminal defense lawyer whom you can count on, and who is there when you need them. That is why the attorneys at Grabel & Associates are available for free emergency phone consultations seven days a week, 24 hours a day, toll-free at 1-800-883-2138 or online. Grabel & Associates has extensive experience in criminal defense cases, and you can rely on us to watch out for your rights and your freedom. When it’s you against the system, we’ll be right by your side.