Teacher Sexual Abuse of a Student

Sexual assault, sex abuse, and criminal sexual conduct (CSC) cases are serious, and the potential penalties for sex crimes are even more serious if committed by a person in authority. Special conditions for cases involving a teacher, principal, or other school employee in sex abuse cases are set out in criminal sexual conduct laws contained in the Michigan Penal Code, and our sex crimes lawyers have a complete understanding of how these laws affect criminal cases and defense strategies. Contact an attorney now if you have been accused of a sex crime, threatened with sex crime allegations, charged with sexual contact or penetration with a minor, or fear you may be charged with CSC.

Our Attorneys Defend Teachers Facing Sex Crime Charges in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Michigan state takes sex crime cases very seriously, and though many perpetrators are rightfully behind bars, wrongful convictions and wrongly escalated charges are very possible. Sometimes, false allegations put respected teachers or administrators behind bars for actions they did not commit, and working with an attorney can help ensure you do not spend unnecessary time in prison. With serious penalties including prison time, fines, and sex offender registration on the line, working with the best Michigan sex crimes defense lawyer is critical.

Charged in Michigan as Teacher Sex With Minor

In the state of Michigan, school teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers can face a variety of criminal charges if sexual interaction with a student occurs. If a student under 16 engages in sexual penetration with a teacher or other employee, the defendant could face charges of CSC in the first degree. Sexual contact without penetration under the same conditions could result in a second degree charge. If penetration occurs with a student between 16 and 18, the defendant could be convicted of 3rd degree CSC. Other sexual contact with a student between 16 and 18 years of age will result in 4th degree CSC charges.

Special education teachers, administrators, and volunteers can also face criminal punishment for sex abuse of a student. If a student between the ages of 16 and 26 engages in a sexual relationship with a teacher, administrator, volunteer, or employee of the special ed school or district, the defendant could face 3rd degree CSC charges (for penetration), or 4th degree charges (for other contact). Hire a skilled Michigan sex crime defense lawyer now if you are facing criminal sexual conduct or sex abuse charges due to an alleged student teacher relationship.

Criminal Penalty for Teacher Sex Abuse of Student

The criminal penalties for teacher sex abuse of a student in Michigan range depending on details of the crime, but many cases are prosecuted under criminal sexual conduct (CSC) laws. If convicted of a 1st degree charge, you could face life imprisonment. A 2nd degree charge could result in 15 years in prison along with additional monitoring. A 3rd degree charge could result in up to 15 years in prison. If convicted of 4th degree CSC, you could face 2 years in prison along with a fine.

Our Approach to Criminal Sex Abuse and Sex With a Minor Charges

Avoid criminal penalties and the lifetime negative stigma that accompanies sex abuse conviction by working with one of Michigan’s top criminal defense firms. Grabel & Associates has been fighting for clients in tough CSC cases for over a decade, and without a lawyer you could face wrongful conviction or avoidable penalties. Our attorneys know what it takes to win in criminal cases and will do everything necessary to help you achieve the best possible case outcome.

Our lawyers understand that an individualized criminal defense strategy can help you achieve unprecedented results and will commit as much time as necessary to consult with you and fully inform you of every legal issue affecting your case. We will guide you through the criminal justice process and help you to set and achieve your legal goals. Contact us as soon as possible to begin fighting back against police, prosecutors, investigators, and others who will try to convict you. The investigative stages of sex crime cases are vital to obtaining a great case outcome, which is why our team is always available to begin working with teachers accused of sexual abuse of students.

Contact Scott Grabel Michigan Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Call our sex crimes defense firm at 1-800-677-9795 now for a free consultation, or contact us online. Ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. We are always available, 24/7, for clients anywhere in Michigan. Don’t risk your result by waiting to hire a lawyer, obtain the best legal representation by calling us immediately.