Marquette Sex Crimes Lawyer
At Grabel & Associates, we only handle defense representation, and we have developed a focused practice in defending clients in sex crimes cases. Grabel & Associates can defend you from charges of criminal sexual abuse, solicitation, 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 handle sex crime appeals, and the resolution of issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), false accusations, and registration under the SORA. If you are accused of a sex crime in Marquette, Michigan, you need a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best defense possible.
What Should You Do If You Are Under Investigation for a CSC?
In some cases, all it takes for an individual to become the target of a sex crimes investigation is a verbal accusation. And once you have been implicated in any way in a sex crime, your life can take some unexpected and unpleasant turns. Especially if a crime involves allegations in respect to a minor, the social stigma attached to being a suspect can be traumatic, and cause severe disruption of family relationships, employment status, and social standing. When so much is at stake, it is important to get the help of a qualified attorney who has experience handling your type of case as soon as you find yourself the subject of an investigation.
The Grabel & Associates Law Firm Can Help Residents of Marquette Facing Sex Crime Charges
An attorney's job is to represent your interests and to keep you informed about what is going on, as well as to educate you on the legal implications of what is happening, so that you are not at the mercy of opposing forces. In a criminal investigation, police and prosecutors are not there to be your friend or to help you. They will do everything they can to make their own jobs easy, including resorting to subterfuge and tricks, in an attempt to get you to incriminate yourself. If you find that the police are starting to ask you questions even before you have been formally charged it is time to hire an aggressive defense lawyer to represent you. Hiring a lawyer before you are arrested or charges are filed can often result in charges never being filed at all and therefore, resulting in no mark on a criminal record. If you are accused of a sex crime, don't risk being victimized by the system; get the help you need before it's too late to help yourself.
Cases Arising Out of Crimes Within the City of Marquette Are Tried in Marquette County Courts
If you are charged with a crime that occurred in Marquette, your case will be tried in a Marquette County Court. The 96th District Court, which operates in both Marquette and Ishpeming, handles misdemeanors, as well as preliminary examinations in cases involving felonies (crimes having a punishment of longer than one year). The 25th Judicial Circuit Court handles felony criminal cases, as well as appeals from the 96th District Court. For crimes occurring in Marquette, the appropriate courts are in the historic Marquette County Courthouse at:
234 W. Baraga Avenue
Marquette, Michigan 48555
Marquette, Michigan, is the seat of Marquette County, on the northern edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Marquette's population is 21,355, making it the most populous city on the Upper Peninsula. Like much of that region, Marquette was historically the center of a large ironing concern, the Cleveland Iron Mining Company. Marquette itself became a major port for shipping iron ore and, even today, continues to ship hematite and enriched iron ore pellets. Nearby Marquette Mountain is home to several ski resorts, and Marquette itself averages over 140 inches of snow per year. The crime rate in Marquette is consistently much lower than the national average and, there are 48 sex offenders registered under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) living within the city of Marquette.
Call Our Law Firm For Help 24/7
Attorneys at the law firm of Grabel & Associates have successfully represented clients in the Marquette County court system, and have earned the respect of judges, clients and their peers throughout the state of Michigan. At Grabel & Associates, we understand what it is like to be charged with or arrested for a crime, and know that it can be both frightening and confusing. If you are accused or charged with a sex crime, contact Grabel & Associates right away. An attorney is available for a no-cost initial consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can help you to assess your situation and to give you the peace of mind you need, knowing that someone is there to help.