Kalamazoo Sex Crimes Attorney
If you find yourself accused of a sex-related crime in Kalamazoo, Michigan, you need a lawyer to help you navigate through the complicated criminal process to protect you from the possibility of being unjustly convicted. The lawyers at Grabel & Associates can help clients in Kalamazoo County and throughout the state of Michigan in defense cases specifically dealing with criminal sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, child abusive activity, child pornography, Internet sex crimes, criminal sexual conduct, and statutory rape, and other criminal sexual offenses, as well as sex crime appeals and matters related to sex offender registration under SORA and in dealing with Child Protective Services (CPS).
When You Are Accused of a Sex Crime, Hire an Aggressive, Experienced Defense Attorney
Being charged with a sex crime can be a very traumatic experience. An individual accused of a sex crime can find his or her life severely disrupted in numerous ways. Because of the emotions that sex crimes can engender, individuals often discover that being involved in a sex crime can affect one's employment status and personal relationships, and a crime involving minors can result in Child Protective Services (CPS) interfering in family relationships, due to their wide-ranging authority over the disposition of children. Because so many factors can affect one's life and one's rights, if you are implicated in a sexual criminal offense, it is absolutely critical that you obtain the advice of an attorney as soon as you find yourself even being questioned, and before you talk to anyone else. Important rights need to be safeguarded from the outset, or they may be forfeited forever.
Grabel & Associates Can Help Individuals Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Kalamazoo, MI
A sex crimes case can start with something as minor as a verbal accusation. Yet, a conviction in a sex crime case has vast repercussions that reach far into the future. Individuals convicted of a sex crime can be punished not only by fines and community service, but with long prison sentences and, depending upon the charge, being placed on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry for life. Because so much is at stake, you need to have an attorney who understands every aspect of the process, and every aspect of the law, so that your rights and your freedom are not illegally or unwittingly surrendered to legal authorities. Hiring a competent, capable, experienced attorney can help ensure that prosecutors and others prove their cases by hard evidence, not by emotion, innuendo, ill-will, or luck. If you are implicated in a sex crime, do not risk your future by foregoing the help you need.
Serious Sex Crimes Cases in Kalamazoo Are Tried in the 9th Circuit Court in Kalamazoo
If you have been arrested and charged with a serious misdemeanor or felony sex crimes charge in Kalamazoo County, your case will primarily be handled by the 9th Judicial Circuit Court. However, arraignment and preliminary examination (that is, the court's evaluation of whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal indictment), will be handled by the 8th Judicial District Court before your case is transitioned to the circuit court for trial. The address for the 8th Judicial District Court and for the 9th Judicial Circuit Court as they relate to criminal cases is:
227 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is in the southern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. The city has a total population of 74,262. It is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan area, which has a combined population of 326,589. The crime rate in Kalamazoo has consistently been higher than the national average over the last decade. According to records, there are 572 sex offenders registered as living in Kalamazoo under the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA).
Our Firm Offers Potential Clients a Free Initial Consultation
If you are accused of a sex-related crime, do not wait until the matter escalates out of control before you consult an attorney. If you have been accused of a sex crime in Kalamazoo, Michigan, contact the lawyers at Grabel & Associates. Our attorneys are available to provide information and assistance to potential clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week—whenever you find yourself needing the support of a qualified defense attorney. You cannot afford to put your freedom in the hands of chance. Contact Grabel & Associates today.