Hastings Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you are accused of a sex crime in Hastings, MI, or anywhere else in Barry County, you need to retain the services of an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. The Michigan defense law firm of Grabel & Associates has extensive experience in sex crimes related cases, and, in particular, in defending clients who have been accused of sex-related crimes, such as sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, solicitation and prostitution, indecent exposure, statutory rape, sexual abuse, child pornography or child molestation, and similar criminal sexual misconduct. Grabel & Associates can also represent you in your sex crime appeal, and help you to successfully resolve issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), false accusations, and registration requirements under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
When You are Facing Charges for CSC, More Than Your Freedom is at Stake
While any criminal charge can be hard to cope with, charges involving a sex-related crime can be especially stressful. Because of the social taboos related to sexual offenses, individuals who are implicated in any type of sexual criminal misconduct can find their lives in turmoil. The mere verbal accusation of a sexual crime even before the allegations have been verified or charges are filed can affect one’s employment status and family life in significant, practical and emotional ways, and the social stigma that arises from being associated with a sexual offense case can be hard to overcome, even long after a case is over.
When You are Facing a Sexual Offense Charge in Hastings, MI, Grabel & Associates is Ready to Fight For Your Rights
When you are implicated in a sex-related crime, you need to recognize that your reputation, your freedom, your livelihood, and your future are at risk. It is critically important that you retain a competent, dedicated, and sympathetic lawyer from the outset, who will aggressively defend your interests, and who has extensive experience in handling your type of case. The legal team at Grabel & Associates has over 100 years of combined experience handling defense cases throughout the state of Michigan, and we focus on the defense of criminal sexual offenses. We understand what our clients are up against, and we take pride in giving our clients the tools they need to maintain control of their cases and their lives, by providing them with accurate information, quick responses to their questions, sound advice, and strong legal representation. We have developed a solid reputation throughout the state of Michigan for obtaining the best results possible for our clients, and we can give you the peace of mind you need to put your case behind you as quickly as possible.
Crimes Occurring in Hastings, MI, are Handled by Barry County Courts
Criminal matters arising in Hastings, Michigan, are heard in Barry County courts. The 56B District Court has jurisdiction over lesser misdemeanors, and also presides over preliminary examinations of all felony cases. The 56th District Court address is:
56B District Court
206 W. Court Street
Hastings, Michigan 49058
Crimes that carry a one year sentence or more, usually felonies and some serious misdemeanors, are heard in the Michigan circuit courts. The 5th Circuit Court is located in the historic Hastings Courthouse at:
5th Circuit Court – Hastings Court House
220 W. State Street
Hastings, Michigan 49058
Hastings, Michigan, is a small city in rural Barry County. Since 2000, the population has dropped below the 7,000 mark, and currently stands at roughly 6,700. Hastings, Michigan, was cited as one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America” in a book of that name by Norman Crampton; however, as its population has decreased, unemployment has gone up somewhat dramatically in Hastings in recent years, as it has in other parts of Michigan. The crime rate is generally somewhat below the national average, although it has experienced higher-than-average rates over the past decade. According to records, there are 87 registered sex offenders living in Hastings, making the ratio of residents in Hastings to the number of sex offenders very high.
When You Need Legal Help, Grabel & Associates is Available by Phone, Any Time of Day or Night
At the Grabel & Associates law firm, we understand that, while crimes may happen all the time, if you are involved in a sex crimes case, the only case that is important to you is your own. So we make sure we are available when you need us, and not just when it is convenient for us. If you need immediate help, contact Grabel & Associates at any time of day or night for a free initial consultation. An attorney will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to listen to your situation and to provide you with basic information and advice so that you understand what is happening. If you find yourself in need of help, don’t wait. Call Grabel & Associates.