Macomb County Sex Crimes Lawyer
At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in Michigan accused of crimes in courts throughout the state, including the courts in Macomb County. We have helped hundreds of clients weather the difficulties you may be facing. We have the experience and knowledge to fully appreciate the position you are in and to provide you with the help you need to regain control of your predicament. If you need help, Grabel & Associates is the firm you can depend on with your future.
Finding yourself involved in a police investigation as the suspect for a crime is never a pleasant experience, but when the allegations involve a crime of sexual misconduct, the stakes may be even higher. That is because of two factors: first, sex-crimes cases carry with them a social stigma; and second, whether a crime occurred can often involve highly subjective judgment. Anytime a crime involves conduct alone and not objective factors like stolen goods or property damage there is always an element of individual perception. Even physical evidence such as bodily injury or DNA evidence is not always a clear indicator of what may have happened. Under these circumstances, even when you think you are entirely innocent of criminal conduct, your freedom may very much be at stake based on little more than a verbal accusation.
Top Defense Firm of Grabel & Associates Serves Clients in Macomb County Accused of Sex Crimes
In addition, because of the social stigma associated with persons involved in a sex-related crime, you may find that even the hint of involvement may affect your employment status, your personal relationships, and even your family relationships. Those you most need to count on to stand by your side may not be there for you, and all of these factors can lead to emotional and financial difficulties. Under these circumstances, it is essential for you to hire a qualified, experienced defense attorney who will be entirely committed to seeing you prevail. You need to recognize that you are not in the best position to handle the stress and difficulty of your situation alone, and that your best option is to place your legal problem in the hands of someone you can truly rely upon.
The Macomb County Criminal Court System
There are eight district courts in Macomb County, two of which have two divisions, each serving a particular geographical area. There is also one circuit court for the county. With respect to criminal matters, Macomb County District Courts conduct preliminary examinations in all felony cases, and also handle all trial procedures for misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed 12 months in jail, including arraignment, setting and acceptance of bail, trial, and sentencing. District judges may also appoint magistrates to handle certain criminal matters such as setting bail and accepting bonds, accepting pleas, and sentencing for minor criminal infractions. District judges are elected, non-partisan offices, and serve six year terms. The locations and geographical jurisdiction for the ten courthouses of the eight district courts are as follows:
The 37th District Court serving the city of Warren is located at:
8300 Common Road
Warren, Michigan 48903
The 37th District Court serving the city of Center Line is located at:
7070 East Ten Mile Road
Center Line, Michigan 48015
The 38th District Court serving Eastpointe, Michigan, is located at:
1601 Nine Mile
Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
The 39-A District Court serving Roseville is located at:
Roseville, Michigan 48066
The 39-B District Court serving Fraser is located at:
Fraser, Michigan 48026
The 40th District Court serving St. Clair Shores is located in St. Clair Shores at:
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081
The 41A District Court serving Macomb Township, Shelby Township, and Utica is located in Shelby Township at:
51660 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, Michigan 48316
The 41A District Court serving Harrison Township, Clinton Township, and Mount Clemens, is located at
22380 Starks Drive
Clinton Township, Michigan 48036
The 42nd District Court has two divisions, one in Romeo, and the other in New Baltimore. Division 1, in Romeo, has jurisdiction over incidents occurring in Armada and Armada Township, in Bruce, Ray, Richmond, and Washington Townships, and in Memphis, Richmond, and Romeo. The Division 1 courthouse is located at:
14713 33 Mile Road
Romeo, Michigan 48065
Division 2 of the 42nd District Court serves Chesterfield and Lenox Townships, as well as New Baltimore and New Haven. It is located in New Baltimore at:
35071 23 Mile Road
New Baltimore, Michigan 48047
The Macomb County Circuit Court is located in the Macomb County seat of Mount Clemens. The 16th Circuit Court has jurisdiction over felony trials, as well as jurisdiction over appeals from district courts and from administrative agencies. The address for the 16th Circuit Court is:
40 N. Main St.
Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043
Macomb County, Michigan, is one of Michigan's smaller counties in terms of geographic area, but it is the third most populous county in the state with 840,978 residents. It encompasses a total of 569 square miles, 15% of which is water, making Macomb County's land area roughly 482 square miles. Macomb County is part of the Detroit metropolitan area, lying north of Detroit's Wayne County and east of Oakland County. It is further bounded by Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, as well as Lake St. Clair to the east.
The county seat of Macomb County is the city of Mount Clemens. Macomb County contains 13 cities, 11 townships, and three villages. Three of these—Warren, Sterling Heights, and Clinton Township—are among the top ten of Michigan's most populous municipalities. Macomb was named in honor of General Macomb, a veteran of the War of 1812. It was created in 1818 as the third county in the Michigan territory, and at the time it encompassed areas that later became parts of Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, and St. Clair counties.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Macomb County gained a reputation as a key indicator for national political races, as it is made up of many blue-collar, socially conservative voters with a strong independent voting streak. In recent years, Macomb County has been beset by unusually high unemployment rates, topping 16% during 2009. Unemployment has since gone down to just over 11%, but it is still higher than the national average rate for unemployment.
Macomb County's crime rates is about average for Michigan, with a slightly higher likelihood (about 5%) that an individual will be the victim of a property crime while in Macomb County than in the rest of Michigan, and a slightly lower chance (about 20%) that an individual will be the victim of a violent crime in Macomb County than in Michigan as a whole. As an indicator of recent criminal activity, according to recent Michigan State Police records, there were 55,277 incidents of crime in Macomb County, 946 of which were classified as sex-crimes such as rape, sexual assault, statutory rape, obscenity, prostitution, and solicitation; 299 arrests were made in connection with these sex crimes.
Contact Grabel & Associates Whenever You Need Help
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that you may need legal help at inconvenient times. When you are worried about facing arrest or being questioned in relation to a sex crime, you need your questions answered right away. We have an attorney standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist potential clients. Your initial consultation is completely free, and carries no obligation to hire our firm. If you need legal help, contact Grabel & Associates right away.