Manistee Sex Crimes Attorney
Grabel & Associates lawyers have experience helping clients deal with other legal problems that arise in relation to sex crime issues, such as matters involving Child Protective Services (CPS), sex crimes appeals, sex offender registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) and false accusations. If you are charged with a sex crime in the city of Manistee or anywhere else in Manistee County, Michigan, you need an attorney who has experience in handling your type of case in local courts. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 100 years of combined experience defending clients accused of crimes in Michigan, and we have developed a particular skill with regard to defending clients in sex crimes cases. These crimes may include sexual abuse, solicitation, statutory rape, sexual molestation, child pornography, and similar criminal sexual misconduct.
If You Are Facing Charges in a Sex Crime, You Need an Aggressive Attorney to Represent You
The American system of justice is an adversarial one. The job of law enforcement and prosecutors is to identify, through investigation, an individual to suspect as a culprit, and then to obtain a conviction of that individual for the crime in question. Accordingly, when they are investigating a crime, they are not your allies, and they are not interested in protecting your rights, your reputation, or your well-being. While this adversarial system is supposed to reach a just result, the fact is, it does not always work out that way especially if you do not have an aggressive advocate on your side fighting to make sure that the other side does not take an unfair advantage to achieve its goals.
If You Need a Defense Lawyer in Manistee, MI, We Can Help
If you find yourself implicated in a criminal sexual offense, you need legal advice and assistance, and you need it as soon as possible. In our experience, by getting our defense team involved early on in a case, we have a better chance of protecting your rights and obtaining a positive outcome. Once we accept a case, we undertake our own investigation, using state-of-the-art investigative, forensic, and computer technology. Using these methods, we are more likely to find flaws and contradictions in the prosecution's case, and are more likely to get a case resolved before it progresses to trial. If we become involved early enough, we have even been able to prevent charges from being filed. We understand how to fight for our clients' futures and to defend their freedom. If you need legal help, you can count on the law firm of Grabel & Associates.
Sex Crimes Arising in Manistee, MI, Are Tried in Manistee County Courts
The Manistee 85th District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal offenses, where the potential penalty is less than a year in jail. The Manistee County 19th Judicial Circuit Court has jurisdiction in all criminal cases involving felonies or high court misdemeanors, where the penalty may extend beyond one year. The 19th Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from the 85th District Court. Both the Manistee County District Court and the Manistee County Circuit Court are located in the city of Manistee at:
415 Third Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660
The city of Manistee is the county seat of Manistee County, located on the west coast of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, at the mouth of the Manistee River on Lake Michigan. At one time, Manistee was home to a booming logging industry; today, it is known for its salt industry. Manistee is home to a Morton Salt factory, as well as factories for Packaging Corporation of America and Martin Marietta. Due to its Lake Michigan shoreline, Manistee also attracts many local tourists and fishermen. The population of Manistee is just over 6,000 residents. The crime rate in Manistee is far below the national and Michigan average and there are 39 registered sex offenders living in Manistee, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders about 168 to one.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for a Free Consultation
When you find yourself accused of a crime, you need good advice, and you need your questions answered as soon as possible. At Grabel & Associates, we understand what you are going through. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions and to provide you with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a free, no-obligation, initial consultation. With Grabel & Associates, you do not have face your troubles alone, worrying and waiting, until a law office opens for regular business hours. If you need advice, or if you are being questioned or facing charges for a criminal sexual offense, contact Grabel & Associates right away, before matters get out of control.