Saint Marie Sex Crimes Lawyer
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over a century of combined experience in sex crimes defense work and have represented clients in sex crimes cases throughout Michigan. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients accused of sexual assault, statutory rape, child molestation, sexual abuse, indecent exposure, Internet crimes, including those involving child pornography, and other criminal sexual offenses. We also have had success in overturning convictions in sex crimes appeals and in helping clients with other post-conviction processes. If you are accused of a sex-related crime in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, you need a competent, experienced lawyer who understands sex crimes cases to defend you.
When You Need Help, Grabel & Associates Is the Firm to Call
When you first find yourself implicated in a sex crimes case, it is difficult to fully appreciate what is at stake. In addition to the possibility of fines, community service, and imprisonment, a sex crimes conviction may require lifetime registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA). In addition, the mere involvement in a sex crime case can severely impact one's reputation, employment status, and personal and family relationships, long before a case ever gets resolved, particularly if the crime involves minors. Added to these personal stresses are the stresses related to undergoing the criminal justice process. The fact is, the criminal justice system is not easy to understand or to navigate when you are the one who stands accused of a crime.
Grabel & Associates Can Serve Clients in Sault Sainte Marie Accused of Sex Crimes
At the Grabel & Associates law firm, our attorneys have many years of experience helping clients accused of sex-related crimes in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. Our experience has taught us exactly what our clients are going through at every stage of a criminal case, from questioning all the way through to the end of a trial. Through our experience, we have found that the earlier we become involved in a case, the better our chances are of achieving a positive outcome for our clients, and the more quickly we can obtain a resolution. From the moment you find yourself the subject of an investigation, our attorneys can assist you. We can explain what is happening, explain how the system works, and give you the information and advice you need to help you to make informed decisions aimed at protecting your rights and promoting your personal interests. When you need help, the attorneys at Grabel & Associates are prepared to stand by your side.
All Sex Crimes Cases in Chippewa County Are Tried in Sault Sainte Marie
The 91st District Court and the 50th Circuit Court have jurisdiction over all criminal matters in Chippewa County. The Chippewa County District Court handles arraignment, setting and acceptance of bail, and trial and sentencing of misdemeanor cases (not punishable by more than one year), as well as preliminary examinations in felony cases. The Chippewa County District Court is located in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, at:
Chippewa County, City-County Building
91st District Court
325 Court Street
Sault Saint Marie, Michigan 49783
The Chippewa County 50th Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases and criminal appeals. The 50th Circuit Court is located at:
50th Circuit Court
Chippewa County Courthouse
319 Court Street
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783
The city of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, is the county seat of Chippewa County, located at the northeastern end of the Michigan's Upper Peninsula across the St. Marys River (over the International Bridge) from the Ontario, Canada city with the same name. It is a very old city; it was occupied by Native Americans for several hundred years, and it is also the oldest European settlement in the Midwest. The population of Sault Sainte Marie is 16,630, making it the second most populous city in the Upper Peninsula. The Saint Marys River serves as the international border between Canada and the United States, and joins Lake Superior to Lake Huron. The river level drops by 23 feet between these lakes; the name "Sault Sainte Marie", which translates into "the St. Marys rapids," refers to rapids which lie just below the river's exit from Lake Superior. The Soo Locks, located above the city, allow over 10,000 ships to pass between the two lakes every year, making it one of the busiest canals in the world. The crime rate in Sault Sainte Marie is similar to the national average, although there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Sault Sainte Marie, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders higher than the Michigan average.
Grabel & Associates Is Available to Help Clients in Sault Saint Marie 24/7
When your freedom and your future are on the line, a good sex crimes defense lawyer attorney can spell the difference between whether you become a victim of the system or take control of your fate. If you are facing charges in a sex crime in Sault Sainte Marie, contact the attorneys at Grabel & Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free, no obligation, initial consultation. When you need help right away, Grabel & Associates is there.