Saint Joseph Sex Crimes Attorney
Grabel & Associates handles only sex crimes defense cases, and specializes in cases involving criminal sexual misconduct, such as sexual assault, child molestation or child sexual abuse, including child pornography, Internet sex crimes, prostitution or solicitation, sexual misconduct, indecent exposure, and statutory rape. Grabel & Associates can also handle sex crime appeals and other post-conviction processes, such as registration under Michigan’s Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) and matters dealing with Child Protective Services (CPS). If you are implicated in a sex crime case in Saint Joseph, Michigan, the law firm of Grabel & Associates can help. Our sex crimes defense law firm has successfully represented individuals in courts throughout Michigan, and has earned the respect of judges, fellow attorneys, and clients for our aggressive, thorough, and capable defense of our clients.
When You Need a Defense Lawyer, Get One With the Right Experience
When you need legal representation, there is no substitute for hard experience. Under the American criminal justice system, police and prosecutors are adversaries of the defendant; it is their job to obtain a conviction, and they may use every advantage they have to make their job easier. One of the primary advantages they have is that they understand how the laws and courts work in their jurisdiction. Against that kind of opposition, it is imperative that you retain an attorney who has experience defending other clients accused of similar crimes and who is familiar with Michigan courts. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 100 years of combined experience successfully defending Michigan clients in a broad variety of crimes, particularly charges involving sex crimes.
If You Are Charged With a Sex Crime in Saint Joseph, We Can Help
The laws surrounding sex crimes can be very complicated, and charges may include violations of both state and federal law. Ordinary citizens unfamiliar with law enforcement methods and court systems are at a severe disadvantage in not understanding how criminal investigations are carried out or how prosecutors prepare their cases. Even defense lawyers who have never handled sex crimes cases can find themselves out of their depth. Unfortunately, individuals who stand accused of a crime may find out too late that, without the advice and help of the right lawyer, they may have forfeited important rights or even their freedom. At Grabel & Associates, we pride ourselves on making sure that we have the right team of attorneys in place to handle your case before we take it. We are selective about the cases we take, so you can be sure we have the right experience, knowledge, time and resources to provide you with an effective defense. When you need the right attorney, you can rely on Grabel & Associates to look out for your interests.
Crimes in St. Joseph Are Tried in Berrien County Courts
The Berrien County 5th District Trial Court has jurisdiction over all adult misdemeanor and felony crimes, as well as misdemeanor criminal appeals. The Berrien County court is a unified court system and all misdemeanors and felonies are handled by the criminal division located at:
Berrien County Courthouse-First Floor
811 Port Street
Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085
Additional Berrien County criminal matters are heard in Niles, Michigan:
South County Building
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, Michigan 49102
The city of Saint Joseph is the county seat of Berrien County, Michigan, on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Saint Joseph River. The nearest large city is Chicago, which lies about 60 miles west-southwest along Lake Michigan. Saint Joseph and nearby Benton Harbor, together known as the “Twin Cities,” were the home of the Upton Machine Company in 1911, which built household washing machines. In 1929, it merged with the Nineteen Hundred Corporation, which later changed its name to Whirlpool. Whirlpool still maintains its world headquarters in Benton Harbor and continues to have a strong manufacturing presence in Saint Joseph. The population of Saint Joseph is 8,491 and the crime rate is moderately lower than the national average. There were are 19 registered sex offenders living in Saint Joseph, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders higher-than-average.
Call Grabel & Associates When You Need Help, Any Day, Any Time
When you are facing criminal charges, you can find yourself without friends or family to support you. The fact is, your case will always be more important to you than to anyone else, and that means that you are the one who has to take responsibility for your situation. But you do not have to face your ordeal alone. When you need legal help, an attorney at Grabel & Associates is available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are facing sex crimes charges in Saint Joseph, Michigan, contact Grabel & Associates for a free initial consultation to provide you with the information you need and to answer your questions.