Rockford Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you are accused of a sex crime, you cannot afford to risk being victimized by the system. You need to get the help you need before it is too late to help yourself. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates can help residents of Rockford who are accused of sex-related crimes, such as 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 help with post-conviction issues such as appeals, registration under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA), and other matters.
If You Are Accused of a Sex-Related Crime, You Need to Get Legal Help Right Away
When you are arrested and facing criminal charges, the handling and outcome of your case is likely going to be the most important thing in your life, making every other concern fade into the background. Under these circumstances, you cannot afford to let the stress, worry, and practical impacts to your life overcome the urgent need to make the right decisions decisions that may impact your entire future. At Grabel & Associates, we recognize what our clients are going through, and know how hard it is to make good decisions when you are overwhelmed with fear and worry. That is why you need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the process and help you get control over your life and your future.
The Grabel & Associates Law Firm Can Help Residents of Rockford Accused of Sex Crimes
The lawyers at Grabel & Associates have been defending clients accused of crimes in state and federal courts throughout Michigan for many years. Their knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom have proven to succeed time and again for the benefit of countless clients. We develop effective defense strategies with a focus on achieving the most favorable case results for our clients—whether that means reducing or dismissing charges, minimizing any penalties, or obtaining a complete dismissal of the case. We strive to provide our clients with their best opportunity to avoid conviction and incarceration.
For Crimes Arising in Rockford, the Appropriate Trial Courts are Located in Grand Rapids
In Kent County, Michigan, there are seven district courts. For crimes occurring within Rockford, the 63rd District Court, 1st Division, has exclusive jurisdiction over adult criminal misdemeanor offenses punishable by up to one year's imprisonment. In addition to its jurisdiction over these cases, the district court is also the court in which all other adult criminal proceedings begin. The district court may issue arrest and search warrants, set bail and accept bond, conduct misdemeanor and felony arraignments, and preside over preliminary examinations for felony and serious misdemeanor offenses outside of its trial jurisdiction. The address for the 63rd District Court, 1st Division, is:
63rd District Court, 1st Division
1950 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
If a serious misdemeanor or felony case goes to trial, the district court transfers it to the Kent County Circuit Court, which is the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. The circuit court also hears criminal appeals. The 17th Judicial Circuit Court is located in the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, at:
17th Judicial Circuit Court
180 Ottawa Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
The city of Rockford, Michigan, lies in Kent County along the Rogue River a few miles north of Grand Rapids. The area was originally settled in the mid 1800s by men who operated a sawmill on the Rogue River. Shortly after the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company extended a railroad line through Rockford in the 1860s, it was incorporated as a village. The Wolverine World Wide footwear company was founded in Rockford in 1883, and it continues to be an important employer in Rockford to this day. There are 5,484 inhabitants of Rockford. The crime rate has historically been significantly lower than the national average, although the crime rate has spiked somewhat recently, particularly with respect to property crimes. There are 34 registered sex offenders living in Rockford, leaving a ratio of residents to sex higher than the Michigan state average.
When You Need Help in Rockford or Anywhere Else in Kent County, Call Grabel & Associates
When you are facing charges, you need help, and you need it right away. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions to protect your rights and safeguard your future. For experienced and committed sex crimes defense representation in Kent County, contact Grabel & Associates. Your initial consultation will be free, and will not obligate you in any way.