Oakland County Sex Crimes Lawyer

If you are arrested or charged in a sex crime case in Oakland County, the stress and anxiety you may experience is hard to comprehend if you have never had the misfortune to experience it firsthand. Just the rumor of involvement or complicity in a sex crime can have a direct impact on your employment status, as well as cause damage to personal and family relationships. Because of the social stigma attached to sex crimes, particularly if they may involve minors, even those whom you believed were closest to you may try to withdraw from association with you when you need them the most. Until your case is completely resolved in a positive way, you are likely to undergo tremendous emotional upheaval, quite apart from the practical and financial difficulties that may enter your life from the experience.

Sex-Related Crime in Oakland County, MI

In times like this, you need the help of a seasoned criminal defense attorney. At Grabel & Associates, we fully understand what our clients are going through. We not only provide exceptional criminal defense representation for Michigan clients in Oakland County and throughout the state, but, by standing solidly by our clients, we can give them the peace of mind and confidence they need to deal with the other stresses they inevitably encounter. When you need someone to help you get your life back in control, you can depend upon the legal defense team at Grabel & Associates to give you the best opportunity to safeguard your freedom and your future.

Crimes in Oakland County are Tried in Various District Courts and in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac

Each Michigan county has trial jurisdiction over the crimes that occur in that county. As a general rule, district courts have jurisdiction over misdemeanor trials and all procedures attached to such trials, such as arraignment, setting bail, and sentencing. District courts also carry out preliminary examinations for serious misdemeanor trials or felony trials, which are then transferred over to county circuit courts if there is enough evidence for a trial to proceed. In Oakland County, there are 16 district courts, located in the following municipalities:

52-1 District Court
48150 Grand River Ave.
Novi, Michigan 48374

52-2 District Court
5850 Lorac
Clarkston, Michigan 48346

52-3 District Court
700 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307

52-4 District Court
520 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan 48084

35th District Cout
660 Plymouth Road
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

43rd District Court
43 East Nine Mile Road
Hazel Park, Michigan 48030

43rd District Court
200 West 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, Michigan 48071

43rd District Court
305 East Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, Michigan 48220

44th District Court
400 East 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

45-A District Court
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, Michigan 48072

45-B District Court
13600 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, Michigan 48237

46th District Court
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076

47th District Court
31605 West 11 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336

48th District Court
4280 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

50th District Court
70 North Saginaw
Pontiac, Michigan 48342

51st District Court
5100 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, Michigan 48329

The Oakland County 6th Circuit Court has jurisdiction over felony trials, as well as appeals from the district court. The court is located in Pontiac, Michigan, at:

Oakland County 6th Circuit Court
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan 48341

Oakland County, Michigan, lies just north of Wayne County and Washtenaw County, and is considered a part of the Detroit metropolitan area in nearby Wayne County. Other neighboring counties are Lapeer, Genesee, Macomb, and Livingston. There are 29 cities, 10 villages, and 25 townships that make up Oakland County, and the county has a total population of 1,202,362 residents. The County seat of Oakland County is Pontiac.

Oakland County was originally an agricultural community, but, like nearby Wayne County, the economic base of Oakland County shifted in the early 20th century to the automobile industry; the headquarters for General Motors is still in Pontiac, Michigan. Oakland County also has many cities that became bedroom communities for wealthy Detroiters, such as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Franklin.

Over the last several decades, Oakland County's economy has since diversified away from automobile manufacturing and its adjunct industries, and several Fortune 500 companies have set up offices in cities like Troy and Southfield. One reason for the diversification was due to an Oakland County initiative dubbed "Automation Alley." The initiative was a conscious effort to create a positive environment for attracting high-tech businesses to southeastern Michigan that involves extensive business networking, conferences, seminars, investment, seed-capital, and nationwide marketing. Oakland County has suffered less than its neighbors from the economic downturn in the last few years, although unemployment still hovers at an above-national-average rate of 10% to 13%.

The crime rate in Oakland County is significantly less than the overall crime rate throughout the state of Michigan. Overall, there were 74,967 criminal offenses recorded in the county by the Michigan State Police. Of these, 1,048, or 1.4%, were officially classified as sexual offenses, such as rape, prostitution,solicitation, sexual assault, indecency, statutory rape, and other non-specificsex-related crimes. There were 246 reported arrests related to these 1,048 sex crimes offenses.

Contact Grabel & Associates Any Time of Day or Night When You Need Legal Help

If you are being questioned or facing charges in a sex crimes case, it is critical that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible. Unless you are intimately familiar with the criminal justice system, the process can be confusing and problematic, and it is all too easy to surrender your rights without being aware of it. At Grabel & Associates, we have attorneys available to provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an initial consultation. When you contact Grabel & Associates, you can be sure that we will quickly give you the information you need to begin taking control of your case and your future.