Novi Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you are accused of a sex crime in Novi, Michigan, it is in your best interests to retain the services of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates focuses on Michigan sex crimes defense cases, and, in particular, in defending clients who have been accused of state and federal sex-related crimes, such as sexual assault, solicitation and prostitution, indecent exposure, statutory rape, sexual abuse, child pornography or child molestation, and similar criminal sexual misconduct. Grabel & Associates also can help clients who are dealing with post-conviction matters, such as sex crimes appeals, or registration under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
When Criminal Sexual Misconduct Is Involved, More Than Your Freedom Is at Risk
For good reason, any criminal charge brought against you can be difficult to cope with. Dealing with an uncertain future, the possibility of incarceration, and contemplating the future impacts of a criminal record can be extremely stressful. Charges involving a sex-related crimes are even more daunting. Because of the added social taboos related to sexual offenses, individuals who are implicated in any type of sexual criminal misconduct can find almost every aspect of their lives severely disrupted. When it comes to sex crimes, law enforcement personnel must take even a mere verbal accusation, without more, at face value. Many defendants embroiled in such cases have come to find out that, even when they are innocent or the allegations have been exaggerated, sensationalized, or flat out fabricated, the damage is done the minute they are implicated, and the fallout can affect one's employment status, family life, and personal and business relationships far into the future.
If You Are Charged with a Sex Crime in Novi, MI, Grabel & Associates Can Help
If you are implicated in a sex-related crime, you need to recognize that your reputation, your freedom, your livelihood, and your future are on the line. Under these circumstances, it is critically important that you retain a competent, dedicated, and sympathetic lawyer from the very beginning. Hiring a lawyer does not indicate guilt in any way, but the legal system is not easily understood or navigated by individuals who are not experienced in criminal law and criminal procedure. You need an experienced advocate who will advise, inform, and direct you every step of the way. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 100 years of combined experience handling sex crimes defense cases throughout the state of Michigan. We understand what our clients are up against, and we take pride in giving our clients the tools they need to maintain control of their cases and their lives. We have a solid reputation throughout the state of Michigan for obtaining the best results possible for our clients, and we can help you.
Oakland County Courts in Novi and Pontiac Handle Criminal Cases Arising in Novi, MI
Due to its high urban population, Oakland County operates one of the largest criminal justice systems in the state of Michigan, with numerous district courts located throughout the county. The 52nd District Court-Division 1, located in Novi, has jurisdiction over all misdemeanor cases occurring in the city of Novi, and presides over preliminary hearings in felony cases. Felony and serious misdemeanor cases bound over for trial are then heard in the Oakland County 6th Judicial Circuit Court, which also has jurisdiction over criminal appeals. The address for the 52nd District Court-Division 1 is:
52 -1 Division District Court
48150 Grand River Ave.
Novi, Michigan 48374
The Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, Criminal Division is located in Pontiac at:
Oakland County Circuit Court
1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
Pontiac, Michigan 48341-0404
Novi, Michigan, lies in Oakland County. Unlike many of the other industrial cities in the Detroit metro area, Novi has grown significantly over the last decade, and has seen a population increase of over 15% from the 2000 to the 2010 censuses, from 47,386 to 55,224 residents. Much of the growth can be attributed to the city's efforts to attract businesses in the fields of high tech research and development, health care, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and automotive-related suppliers. For example, Ryder constructed a new regional headquarters in Novi, ITC Transmission Company made Novi its national headquarters, and St. John Providence Park built a hospital and 200 acre health campus that includes walking and cycling paths in Novi. This has made Novi one of the fastest growing cities in Michigan. Novi also boasts a crime rate that has been consistently much lower than the national average over the last decade. There are only 23 registered sex offenders living in the city of Novi, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders significantly low.
Get the Help You Need From Grabel & Associates When You Need It
If you have been accused of a sex crime in Novi, Michigan, contact the Novi sex crime defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to understand what is going on and how to protect your rights. When you need help, you can count on Grabel & Associates being there. Call us for a free, no-obligation consultation.