Houghton Sex Crimes Attorney
If you are accused of a sex crime in Houghton, MI, the law firm of Grabel & Associates can help. Our firm handles criminal defense work exclusively, and has developed experience in defending clients in sex crime cases. We can defend you against charges of criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual conduct, solicitation and prostitution, statutory rape, child sexual abuse, child molestation, Internet sex crimes related to child pornography and chat rooms, and other sex-related offenses. Grabel & Associates can also represent you in your sex crime appeal, and help you to successfully resolve issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS) and registration requirements under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
In a Sex Crime Case, You Need an Attorney Who Is Committed to Preserving Your Freedom
Criminal sexual offenses can involve either, or both, state and federal charges. And because of their sensitive and emotional nature, for those who are accused, many of these crimes also carry a significant social stigma as well as the threat of fines and incarceration. Individuals implicated in a sex crime can often find that their employers, co-workers, friends, and even family members may not always be supportive or trusting when faced with the possibility that an individual may be involved in a sex crime, even before any charges have been filed or any arrests made. And when it happens to you, the stress, disappointment, and hurt of experiencing these things can seem almost overwhelming.
When You Are Facing Sex Crime Charges, Get an Attorney With the Right Experience
At Grabel & Associates, we have many years of experience helping clients who are dealing with sex crimes charges, and we understand what our clients are going through. When you retain our criminal defense firm to represent you, you can take comfort in knowing that we are committed to standing by our clients. We are dedicated to the constitutional principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and we live that principle in how we represent our clients. When we take a case, our job is to protect our clients’ rights at every stage of the proceedings, and to craft an aggressive defense strategy that forces the prosecution to work harder to make its case. If we can, we will resolve a case before it gets to trial through pinpointing weaknesses or inaccuracies in the prosecution’s case, so that we can negotiate to have charges dropped or reduced. At Grabel & Associates, we know how important it is for you to get your life back on track as soon as possible, and you can count on us to get the best possible outcome for your case.
Houghton County Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Cases Arising in the City of Houghton
The 97th District Court in Houghton has jurisdiction over all misdemeanors where potential punishment is jail time for less than a year. The district court also handles arraignments, pretrials, and preliminary examinations in felony cases. The Houghton County 12th Circuit Court has jurisdiction in all criminal cases where the offense involves felonies or certain serious misdemeanors that carry a punishment of longer than one year of incarceration. Both the 97th District Court as well as the 12th Circuit Court are located at:
Houghton County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
401 E. Houghton Avenue
Houghton, Michigan 49931
The city of Houghton, Michigan, has a population of just under 7,000 residents and is located on Michigan’s upper peninsula. It is the county seat of Houghton County, and for many decades, the city of Houghton was known for its copper mines, and copper was a mainstay of its economy until the last copper mine closed in the 1960s. Like Hastings, Michigan, Houghton has been named as one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America” in a book of that name by Norman Crampton. The crime rate in Houghton has been, for at least the last decade, far below the national average and, according to recent statistics, there were only 5 registered sex offenders living in Houghton, making the ratio of the number of residents in Houghton to the number of sex offenders very low.
When You Need Help, Grabel & Associates Is There
The sex crime attorneys at the Grabel & Associates criminal defense law firm have a proven track record of providing effective representation to people facing both felony and misdemeanor sex crimes charges in the Houghton County court system and throughout the state of Michigan. If you are implicated in a sex crime, even if no charges have been filed yet or you are merely being questioned, contact the lawyers at Grabel & Associates at any time of day or night for a free initial consultation. An attorney will be available to provide information and answer your questions. When you need help, you can count on Grabel & Associates to be there for you.