Holland Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you find yourself implicated of wrongdoing during the investigation of a sex-related crime in Holland, MI, you need competent legal advice. The law firm of Grabel & Associates has the necessary experience to provide you with the legal representation you need for nearly every sex-related crime or issue that may develop, including sexual assault, child molestation or child sexual abuse, child pornography, Internet sex crimes, prostitution or solicitation, sexual misconduct, indecent exposure, criminal sexual conduct, and statutory rape. In addition, Grabel & Associates' attorneys are qualified to help clients with related matters dealing with false accusations, as well as issues arising with Child Protective Services (CPS) and registration under Michigan’s Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
The Sooner You Obtain the Help of an Attorney, the Sooner You Can Put a Case Behind You
When a criminal investigation involves you as a suspect, it is imperative to hire an attorney to safeguard your rights from the very outset. Contrary to some perceptions, good attorneys are not there simply to show up at trial and win. Attorneys act as advocates for their clients every step of the way and, if possible, help a client resolve a case favorably before it ever gets to a courtroom for trial.
We Can Help Residents of Holland, MI, in Criminal Sexual Offense Cases
At Grabel & Associates, our job is to do everything we can to preserve our clients’ freedom. From the moment we take a case, our lawyers step in to make sure our clients’ rights are protected from prosecutors and law enforcement officials, requiring them to do the work necessary to try to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt without unwilling or unwitting aid from the accused. For our clients, we undertake an independent and thorough examination of all the allegations so that we know the facts and the evidence better than the prosecution, and can pinpoint inconsistencies, gaps, and errors. Our goal is to develop the most effective case strategy possible, and we will use our experience and resources to prevent charges from being filed, if possible, or to negotiate to have charges dropped or reduced. If a case does go to trial, our firm has earned a reputation for obtaining “Not Guilty” verdicts by preparing an aggressive and thorough defense. When you have Grabel & Associates on your side, we dedicate ourselves to resolving your case to your satisfaction as quickly as practicable, so that you can move on and put the case into your past.
Crimes Occurring in Holland, MI, are Tried in Ottawa County Courts
Even though the city of Holland lies in both Allegan and Ottowa counties, all crimes occurring in Holland are tried in Ottawa County courts. For Ottawa County, both misdemeanor and felony cases begin in the 58th District Court. Misdemeanors with sentences less than one year remain in district court for trial. The 58th District Court in Ottawa County consists of three courthouse locations; however, the court for Holland is at:
58th District Court
85 West 8th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
For felonies, after arraignment and preliminary examination (unless waived) in the district court, cases are transferred to the 20th Circuit Court. In Ottawa County, non-capital felony crimes are handled by the 20th Circuit Court in Grand Haven at:
20th Circuit Court
414 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Holland, Michigan, is a city of just over 34,000 residents on the western side of Michigan’s lower peninsula, situated very near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Not surprisingly, Holland was founded by Dutch settlers, and celebrates its Dutch heritage with various occasions, including an annual Tulip Festival that attracts many visitors. The city of Holland lies in both Ottawa and Allegan counties, although it is considered a part of Ottawa County. The crime rate in Holland is slightly lower than the national average, and, there are 335 sex offenders living within the city, making the ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders rather high.
When You Need Help, Attorneys at Our Firm are Available 24/7
If you are facing charges in a sex crimes case in Holland, Michigan, do not wait until matters get out of your control before you consult an experienced, capable attorney. At Grabel & Associates, we offer a free initial consultation for individuals implicated in sex crimes to provide information and assistance when they need it most. When you call us, an attorney will be available to answer your questions at any time of day or night, any day of the week. Contact the Michigan defense attorneys at Grabel & Associates. When your future and your freedom are at risk, you can count on us.