Lansing Sex Crimes Attorney
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have represented clients in a wide variety of sex-related crimes, including Internet sex crimes, rape, sexual molestation, solicitation of a minor, sexual abuse, prostitution, possession of child pornography, criminal sexual conduct, and indecent exposure, as well as Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations. Grabel & Associates can also help clients with sex crime appeals. If you or someone close to you is implicated in a sex crime in Lansing, Michigan, you need to obtain legal help as soon as possible. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates are available to help residents of Lansing as well as the residents of other cities and towns that are part of the extended Lansing metropolitan area in Ingham, Eaton, and Shiawassee Counties.
If You Are Accused of a Sex Crime, You Should Retain the Services of an Aggressive Defense Attorney Right Away
If you find yourself implicated in a sex crime, do not hesitate to retain an attorney in order to receive sound legal advice and to obtain the information you need to understand the criminal investigation process. Too often, people embroiled in criminal investigations will trust the system to work out fairly, especially if they believe they are innocent of the charges or if they believe the charges have derived from an exaggerated or mistaken account of events. But the reality is that overworked law enforcement and prosecutors are not interested in protecting the rights of the accused or in shielding innocent parties from injustice. They are interested in closing cases and in obtaining convictions.
Grabel & Associates Can Help Residents of Lansing Accused of Criminal Sexual Offenses
When your freedom, your reputation, and your future are at stake, you cannot afford to wait until matters get out of hand before you take steps to protect your rights. Remember that hiring an attorney to advise and defend you does not imply that you are guilty. Instead, it provides you with a level playing field against seasoned and jaded law enforcement personnel. Having a lawyer who aggressively protects your rights provides you with an advocate who can keep the prosecution honest as it utilizes its vast resources and expertise against citizens unfamiliar with the workings of the criminal justice system. When you find yourself up against the power of the criminal justice system, Grabel & Associates can provide you with the legal muscle you need.
Crimes Occurring in Lansing Are Tried in Ingham County Courts in Lansing and Mason
If you are arrested in Lansing, Michigan, your case will be handled in either the Ingham County District Court or the Circuit Court. All criminal cases, for persons 17 years or older, begin in the district court. If you are charged with a misdemeanor that is punishable by not more than one year in jail, the district court will conduct the trial. In felony cases (generally, cases that are punishable by more than one year in prison), the district court will set the bail amount and hold a preliminary examination. The case is then transferred to the circuit court for trial. For the city of Lansing, the appropriate district court is the 54-A District Court, which is the largest of three district courts in Ingham County. The 54-A District Court is located at:
54-A District Court - Criminal Division
6th Floor City Hall
124 West Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933
All serious misdemeanor charges and felony charges in Ingham County are heard by the 30th Judicial Circuit Court, located in Mason, the Ingham County seat, at:
Ingham County Courthouse
341 South Jefferson
Mason, Michigan 48854
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
313 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48901
As the state capital, Lansing is also the site for the Michigan Court of Appeals, as well as the Michigan Supreme Court, should your case need to be appealed to even higher courts.
The city of Lansing has been the capital of Michigan since 1847. Ransom Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, which later became the Oldsmobile division of General Motors, in Lansing, and Lansing is also the home to the headquarters of four national insurance companies. Most of Lansing is located in Ingham County, although a very small portion of Lansing extends into Eaton County. The city’s population consists of 114,297 residents, making Lansing the fifth largest city in Michigan. The crime rate in Lansing is consistently higher than the national average, and there are 602 sex offenders registered as living in Lansing according to Michigan’s Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR).
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Immediate Legal Help
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have extensive experience representing clients in Ingham County and in courts throughout the state of Michigan. We are familiar with the criminal justice system and the courts within Ingham County, so we can better prepare our clients and better prepare our legal team to carry out the most effective trial strategy. If you are accused or arrested for a crime occurring in Lansing or elsewhere in Ingham County, you can contact Grabel & Associates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation to get your legal questions and concerns addressed when you need them. When you find yourself in trouble, take control by calling Grabel & Associates.