Saginaw Sex Crimes Attorney
The Grabel & Associates law firm focuses on sex crimes defense work, and we have a special practice defending clients accused of criminal sexual offenses. We have helped clients all over Michigan who have faced charges involving criminal sexual abuse, solicitation, prostitution, statutory rape, child sexual abuse, child molestation, Internet sex crimes related to child pornography and chat rooms, indecent exposure, and other sex-related offenses. If you find yourself under investigation for a sex crime in Saginaw, Michigan, you will want to obtain competent legal help right away. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates are available to represent clients in the city of Saginaw and elsewhere in Saginaw County. Grabel & Associates can also help with post conviction processes such as sex crime appeals, and dealing with registration issues under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
If You Find Yourself Under Investigation for a Sex Crime, You Need the Right Attorney on Your Side
If you become the subject of a sex crime investigation, it is absolutely critical that you hire an experienced defense attorney, even if you think the charges are mistaken, exaggerated, or just plain fabricated. Unfortunately, sexual misconduct accusations can be made by anyone regardless of whether any physical evidence exists; all it may take to get an investigation started is one individual making a verbal allegation. Law enforcement and prosecutors have no choice to pursue such allegations, and when a case may depend upon a "he said, she said" scenario, there is no telling whom a prosecutor is going to believe.
When You Are Charged With a Sex Crime in Saginaw, Michigan, Grabel & Associate Can Help
Make no mistake: a sex crime conviction is serious business. A sentence may involve not only fines or community service, but can involve years of incarceration, and lifetime registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act. Because so much is at stake, you need an assertive, aggressive, and capable lawyer who will stand by your side from the outset of a case, to make sure that your rights are not violated, and to help you avoid making missteps or assumptions that could unwittingly jeopardize your future. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 100 years of combined experience handling sex crimes defense cases throughout the state of Michigan. We have earned a solid reputation for helping our clients, and we can help you. When your freedom is at stake, obtain the peace of mind you need by putting your case in the experienced hands of the professional defense team at Grabel & Associates.
Criminal Sexual Offense Cases from Saginaw are Tried in Saginaw County Courts
The Saginaw County 70th District Court and Saginaw County 10th Judicial Circuit Court have jurisdiction over criminal offenses that occur in the city of Saginaw and elsewhere in Saginaw County. The 70th District Court handles all misdemeanor trials as well as the preliminary stages of felony cases including arraignment and preliminary examination. Felony and serious misdemeanor cases that are bound over for trial after a preliminary examination are heard in the circuit court. The 70th District Court and the 10th Circuit Court are both located in Saginaw at:
Saginaw County Courthouse
111 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48602
Saginaw, Michigan, is the county seat of Saginaw County, and is part of the Flint/Tri-Cities region (that is, Flint, Bay City, and Midland) of Michigan. The population of Saginaw is 55,238. During the 19th Century, Saginaw became the center of the lumber industry and was the site for several sawmills, which shipped lumber from the Saginaw River out to the Great Lakes. During the 20th Century, Saginaw's economy depended upon automobile part manufacturing plants. The population swelled as a result of this industry, but as manufacturing declined toward the end of the 20th century, so did the population and the standard of living. In recent years, high unemployment and poverty have exacerbated Saginaw's crime problems, and the crime rate remains much higher than the national average. There were 389 sex offenders registered as living in Saginaw as of April 2010, making the ration of residents to sex offenders a very high average of 137 to one.
Grabel & Associates Is There for You 24/7
If you are arrested or charged with a sex crime, you do not need to wait to get help. At Grabel & Associates, we have an attorney available to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to your questions and provide you with the information you need. If you or someone you know gets arrested or charged with a crime in Saginaw, Michigan, contact Grabel & Associates and begin to regain control over your future.