Mount Pleasant Sex Crimes Attorney
If you are accused of a sex crime in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, you should find the right attorney for your case. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates handle sex crimes defense work exclusively, and we have developed a practice defending clients charged with sex crimes. We can help residents of Mount Pleasant facing state or federal charges of Internet sex crimes, including those related to child pornography and chat rooms, criminal sexual abuse, solicitation and prostitution, statutory rape, child sexual abuse, child molestation, gross indecency, and other criminal sexual misconduct. Grabel & Associates can also represent you in your sex crime appeal, and help you to successfully resolve issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS), false accusations, and registration requirements under SORA.
When You Need Legal Help, It is Important to Get the Right Attorney on Your Side
If you find yourself implicated in a sex-related crime, it is often hard to fully comprehend what is at stake. The fact is, the criminal justice system is not easy to navigate when you are the one who stands accused of a crime. Under the American justice system, police and prosecutors are adversaries of the criminal defendant; it is their job to win a case, and they will use every advantage they have to make their job easier. And one of the main advantages they have is that they understand how the law and courts work. Against that kind of opposition, the first thing you need to do is retain the services of an attorney who has experience defending other clients accused of crimes and who is familiar with Michigan courts.
The Grabel & Associates Firm Can Help Residents of Mount Pleasant Facing Charges in a Sex Crime Case
At the Grabel & Associates law firm, our attorneys have several decades of experience helping clients accused of sex-related crimes in both state and federal courts throughout the entire state of Michigan. Our experience has given us a thorough understanding for what our clients are going through at nearly every stage of a criminal case, from the initiation of questioning all the way through to the end of a trial, and even beyond. We have found that the earlier we become involved, the better our chances are of achieving a positive outcome for our clients. Accordingly, from the first moment you find yourself the subject of an investigation, you should seek the advice and assistance of an attorney, so that you can obtain the information you need to understand what is happening, how the system works, and how to protect your rights and interests. Always bear in mind that retaining the services of an attorney is never an indication of guilt. When your freedom and your future are on the line, a good sex crimes defense lawyer attorney can make sure that you are protected every step of the way, and keep you informed so that you can choose the course that is best for you personally. When you need help, you can rely on the attorneys at Grabel & Associates to work for you.
Crimes in Mount Pleasant are Tried in Isabella County Courts
Like most Michigan counties, Isabella County has two different trial courts, depending upon the crime being tried. For Isabella County specifically, all cases begin in the 76th District Court with an arraignment and a preliminary examination. The 76th District Court retains jurisdiction for misdemeanor trials (cases involving less than one year of potential imprisonment). However, in a felony case, if the court determines that an indictment is warranted after the preliminary examination, the case is automatically transferred to the jurisdiction of the 21st Circuit Court. Both the District Court and Circuit Court in Isabella County can be found at:
Isabella County Courthouse
300 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
The city of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, is the county seat of Isabella County, which lies in the center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. In 1928, oil was discovered near Mount Pleasant, which spurred the growth of the area, but the oil resources eventually diminished. Today, Mount Pleasant is primarily known as the site of Central Michigan University, founded in 1892, which has an enrollment of roughly 20,000 students at its Mount Pleasant campus, with more enrollees at remotes sites. The current population of Mount Pleasant is roughly 26,700, and the crime rate in Mount Pleasant has been consistently much lower than the national average. According to records, there are six sex offenders living in Mount Pleasant registered under Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA), making the ratio of residents to sex offenders in Mount Pleasant very low.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Help When You Need It
At Grabel & Associates, we understand the stress, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety that individuals are going through when they are charged with a crime. And when you need legal help, you need it right now—you cannot always count on needing it just during normal business hours; instead, you should be able to get your questions answered and your worries alleviated whenever the need arises. That is why we have attorneys standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide information and answers to potential clients, free of charge and with no obligation. If you need an attorney's help, you can take comfort in knowing that a competent, knowledgeable attorney is just a telephone call away at Grabel & Associates. When you need legal assistance, contact us.