Southgate Sex Crimes Lawyer
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 100 years of combined experience in sex crimes defense work, and have successfully defended clients charged with both state and federal sex crimes in Wayne County and throughout Michigan, including the crimes of sexual assault, Internet sex crimes, child pornography, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, statutory rape, child molestation and sexual abuse, and other sex-related crimes. If you become implicated in a sex crime investigation in Southgate, Michigan, you may need access to a Michigan top defense law firm that has experience defending clients in sex crimes cases in Wayne County. Grabel & Associates can also handle post-conviction processes such as sex crimes appeals and issues related to registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
When You Are Accused of a Sex Crime, It Is Important to Get Legal Representation Right Away
When you find yourself arrested or charged in a sex-related criminal case, it is not only your freedom that is on the line, as serious as that is. Even before you face trial, your reputation, your livelihood, and your future are at risk. Due to the sensationalized nature of sex crimes, especially if they involve a minor, even the mere hint of involvement may affect your employment status, your social standing, and your personal and family relationships. And if a conviction results, punishment often involves more than fines and community service, and may result in a prison term. What is more, a conviction may entail required registration as a sex offender on a state maintained listing, which may stay in place for life and affect your entire future with respect to employment, personal relationships, and housing opportunities.
If You Are Charged With a Sex Crime in Southgate, the Grabel & Associates Law Firm Can Help
Given these challenges, it is easy to see that it is of the utmost importance to retain a competent, dedicated, and sympathetic lawyer to represent you, advise you, and aggressively defend you and your interests. At Grabel & Associates, we understand the difficulties that our clients are dealing with. We take pride in providing our clients with the information and answers they need to make good decisions, and in offering solid legal advice and strong courtroom advocacy. Through diligent investigation of the allegations and skillful negotiation with the prosecution, we strive to resolve cases quickly and satisfactorily for our clients, so that they can get on with their lives. When you need the best sex crimes defense team, Grabel & Associates is there.
Crimes in Southgate Are Tried in Wayne County Courts
As a general rule, Michigan district courts handle all misdemeanor cases (that is, cases for crimes which carry a sentence of less than one year). District courts also handle preliminary examinations for serious misdemeanor and felony cases and, if enough evidence exists to proceed, they are transferred to circuit courts for trial. For crimes occurring in Southgate, the appropriate Michigan district court is the 28th District Court, located in Southgate at:
28th District Court
14720 Reaume Parkway
Southgate, Michigan 48195
Felony cases and criminal appeals for Wayne County are heard by the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan- Criminal Division, located at:
Third Judicial Circuit Court
1441 St. Antoine
Detroit, Michigan 48230
The city of Southgate lies in Wayne County, just nine miles from Detroit and, as its name suggests, south of Michigan's most populous city. The population of Southgate is 30,047 residents. Southgate belongs to the part of the Metro Detroit region referred to as "Downriver," which includes several other communities. Southgate has claimed that it is the "dining capitol of Downriver," and offers restaurants with a wide variety of ethnic cuisines. It also has a very large park system, and offers many recreational opportunities to its residents. The crime rate in Southgate is just under the national average, and there are only 35 registered sex offenders in the city, making the ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders substantially lower than the state average.
An Attorney From Grabel & Associates Is Available to Help Any Day, Any Time
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that when you are arrested, you need to have your questions answered immediately, from how to post bail in Wayne County, to how to protect your constitutional rights, to what you can expect to happen next. In Wayne County, it is easy to be overwhelmed, because it is Michigan's largest criminal court system, but you do not have to face your ordeal alone. When you decide to call us, we will have a sex crimes defense lawyer standing by, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions. To obtain the help you need when you need it, contact Grabel & Associates.