Sex Crimes Information
Even an allegation of committing a sex offense can often be a life-altering situation for the person being accused. Whether the allegations deal with rape, child molestation, possession or distribution of child pornography, child sexually abusive activity or material, gross indecency, indecent exposure, Internet or chat room sex crimes, or criminal sexual conduct, the chances of an individual potentially going to prison and being required to register as a sex offender are too high not to hire an experienced sex crime attorney. Grabel & Associates is a statewide law firm that focuses on the defense of individuals charged with sex related offenses. Its sex crimes lawyers have the experience to vigorously defend those individuals accused of committing sex offenses throughout the entire state of Michigan.
Types Of Sex Offenses
There are many different sex offenses, which include such crimes as the possession of child pornography, rape, gross indecency, and prostitution. Sex offenses most often involve some type of physical contact with the alleged victim, but can also result from an individual suggesting a person engage in some unlawful sexual activity, such as solicitation of a minor or solicitation of prostitution. Sex offenses are broken down into felonies and misdemeanors depending upon the seriousness of the allegations, but most sex offenses are classified as felonies. The county prosecutor will decide whether to charge an individual with a felony or misdemeanor depending on the particular factual circumstances. Contacting a knowledgeable sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible after an allegation surfaces or an investigation begins can mean the difference between charges being brought by the prosecutor or having an investigation brought to an end.
Severity Of Sex Offenses
All allegations of sex crimes are serious and call for severe penalties. Sex crimes that involve penetration of the alleged victim or against children are the most serious and, upon conviction, often result in significant incarceration and lifetime registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help an individual evaluate their case and prepare an effective defense strategy.
Sex Crimes Are Often Witness-Less Crimes
Sex crimes very often constitute acts that take place outside the presence of others, so there are no witnesses other than the alleged victim. Prosecutors often make charging decisions based upon the strength of other evidence in the case, such as physical evidence or the credibility of the alleged victim or the individual being accused. Given these circumstances, many false allegations do occur. Our lawyers take a proactive approach to defending against sex offense prosecutions because it is often the case that these charges are able to be reduced or completely dismissed. The aggressive defense team at Grabel & Associates is fully committed to providing the very best defense to an individual's sex crime charges.Conclusion
The legal consequences and social stigma of being charged with a sex crime in Michigan can severely impact an individual's future. Prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement officers treat individuals charged with sex crimes very harshly. A sex crime conviction could result in a lifetime of negative consequences including jail or prison time, sex offender registration, loss of voting rights, loss of community standing, loss of job employment opportunities, loss of ability to choose where to live, and high costs and fees. Regardless of the specific charges a person may be facing, all sex crimes are serious and carry extreme penalties. Given these potential penalties, you need the very best legal defense that an experienced attorney will provide.
If you, or someone you know, is being investigated for or being charged with a sex crime anywhere in the state of Michigan, in state or federal court, we strongly encourage you to contact the defense team at Grabel & Associates for a free, confidential consultation.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates defend clients in all 83 counties in Michigan.