Statutory Rape

Under Michigan law, minors under the age of 16 cannot legally consent to having sexual relations. A minor is legally able to consent to having a sexual relationship at the time he or she reaches their 16th birthday. The law doesn't require there to be any criminal intent to sexually assault a person, but only requires that a person under 16 years of age engaged in sexual relations. If you are accused of statutory rape, call our sex crimes attorneys now.

In Michigan Minors Under The Age Of 16 Years Cannot Consent To Engaging In Sexual Activity.

It seems wrong: your partner says yes, but is under the age of 16, and you can be charged with statutory rape. In Michigan, the actual charge for a statutory rape will be classified as criminal sexual conduct. The degree of the charge will depend on the specific factual allegations as well as the prosecutor's discretion. Criminal sexual conduct can be classified and charged in four different degrees from first degree to fourth degree, with first degree being the most serious. Statutory rape, or criminal sexual conduct third degree, is a serious felony that carries a prison term of up to 15 years and assignment to the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. To protect yourself from this harsh injustice you need an experienced, aggressive lawyer who understands how to challenge the prosecution's evidence and ensure your name doesn't end up on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. The law firm of Grabel & Associates has the experience and statewide reputation for keeping our clients out of jail and keeping their names off the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry.

Aggressive Statutory Rape Defense Firm With Proven Results

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have successfully defended clients charged with statutory rape and have been instrumental in getting charges completely dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense that didn't require placement on the sex offender registry. Our attorneys take a proactive approach to defending against sex offense prosecutions because often these charges are able to be reduced or completely dismissed. Statutory rape allegations are often motivated by domestic relationships or other unethical motives. Our criminal defense lawyers are highly skilled in analyzing every detail of a case and formulating the most effective defense strategy to undermine the prosecution's case. The firm has successfully defended clients accused of all four degrees of criminal sexual conduct, Internet sex crimes, child sexually abusive material, child molestation, possession of child pornography, statutory rape, and the appeals of convictions of those charges.

If You Are Being Investigated For Or Have Been Charged With Any Of The Following Sex Crimes, We Are Ready To Help You Protect Your Rights And Fight For Your Future:

Grabel & Associates is available to immediately help you start building a strong defense. Contact us to schedule an appointment to meet with one of the members of our criminal defense team. At a time when it may seem nobody is on your side, Grabel & Associates is here to help you.

If you, or any of your teenage children or children you know, are being investigated for or being charged with statutory rape anywhere in the state of Michigan, 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.

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog - Statutory Rape