Paw Paw Sex Crimes Lawyer
Our law firm handles only sex crimes defense cases, and we have developed a particular practice in defending clients charged with sexual criminal misconduct, including the crimes of sexual assault, child molestation or child abuse, child pornography, Internet sex crimes, prostitution or solicitation, sexual misconduct, indecent exposure, and statutory rape. We can also help clients with post conviction processes, such as sex crimes appeals and dealing with issues related to registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA). If you are charged with a criminal sexual offense in Paw Paw, MI, or even if you find yourself being questioned as a suspect in a sex crime case, the law firm of Grabel & Associates is available to provide you with the legal help you need.
When Your Freedom, Reputation, and Future Are at Stake, Grabel & Associates Can Help
Being charged with a sex crime can be an excruciating experience. While being accused of any type of crime presents both practical and psychological challenges, sex crimes accusations can evoke a strong negative emotional response from others that can have devastating effects on your life, even before any allegations have been proven. Being implicated in a sex crime can impact your employment status and personal and business relationships, and a crime involving minors can result in Child Protective Services (CPS) interfering in your own family relationships due to their wide-ranging power over the disposition of young children. Because so many factors can affect your life and your rights, if you are facing charges in a sexual criminal offense, it is absolutely critical that you obtain the advice of an attorney as soon as you find yourself being questioned. You must safeguard your rights from the outset, or you may find that they are forfeited entirely.
Grabel & Associates Can Help Persons Accused of Sex Crimes in Paw Paw
A conviction in a sex crime case has vast repercussions that reach far into the future. Individuals convicted of a sex crime can be punished not only by fines and community service, but with long prison sentences and, depending upon the charge, being placed on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry for life. Under these circumstances, you need to have an attorney who understands every aspect of the process, and every aspect of the law, so that your rights and your freedom are not illegally or unwittingly surrendered to legal authorities. At Grabel & Associates, we pride ourselves on being our clients' true advocate. Because we understand how much is at stake, we undertake an independent investigation of the allegations, and will employ evidence specialists and analysts to identify mistakes, gaps, inconsistencies, and errors that will assist our legal team in developing an effective case strategy aimed at one goal: preserving your freedom. We strive to resolve our clients' cases with the best possible outcome as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible, so that they can put their cases behind them and get their lives back on track.
Crimes Arising in Paw Paw, Michigan, Are Handled by Van Buren County Courts in Paw Paw
In the Michigan court system, criminal trials take place in either county district courts or county circuit courts. As a general rule, district courts have jurisdiction over all stages of a misdemeanor case, from preliminary hearing to arraignment, setting bail, trial, and sentencing. District courts also hold preliminary hearings in felony cases. If the district court finds that there is sufficient evidence to go forward with a trial in a felony case, the case is held over to the circuit court. For crimes occurring in Paw Paw, the Michigan courts that exercise jurisdiction are the 7th District Court and the 36th Judicial Circuit Court for Van Buren County, which are both located in Paw Paw at:
212 Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
The village of Paw Paw, Michigan, is located in southwest Michigan about 20 miles west of Kalamazoo. It is the county seat of Van Buren County, and lies at the confluence of the east and south branches of the Paw Paw River. Paw Paw is named after the pawpaw tree which used to be abundant along the Paw Paw River; they are less common today due to the loss of shade cover, which is necessary for their growth. Paw Paw is a rural, agricultural area, known primarily for its grapes, which are used in juices and jellies, as well as wine. Paw Paw celebrates its grape-growing heritage with an annual Wine and Harvest Festival at the end of summer. Paw Paw has a population of 3,222 residents. The crime rate in Paw Paw is above the national average, and there are 41 registered sex offenders living within Paw Paw, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders a very dense average of 66 to one.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Legal Help When You Need It
If you are facing charges for a sex crimes offense, contact Grabel & Associates. At our firm, we know that when you need help, you need it now and that "now" is not always during normal business hours. That is why we have an attorney on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take calls from individuals who need the assistance of a sex crimes defense attorney. Our initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation to hire us. We are available to answer questions and to provide information, so that you get the help you need when you need it. If you or someone close to you is accused of a sex crime, don't wait.