The Police Contacted Me About a Sex Crime Accusation
If you have been accused of any sex offense in Michigan, it is critical to speak with an attorney before taking any action in your case. While you will want to clear your name and convince police you are innocent, speaking with police officers can often be the worst possible action to take, and the damage done could be irreparable. Our sex crimes attorneys in Michigan are available 24/7 to speak with you and can immediately help you in the investigative stages of your case. If police are speaking with you about an accusation, they already suspect you committed the crime, regardless of what they say, and will attempt to get information from you that could lead to conviction whether you committed the crime or not. Contact Grabel & Associates now to guard against wrongful conviction.
Our attorneys have built a reputation as one of Michigan’s top criminal defense teams by assisting clients throughout every stage of sex offense cases. We work in the most complex criminal cases, and have experience dealing with charges including statutory rape, criminal sexual conduct, sexual assault, child molestation, date rape, and other serious allegations. Everything our attorneys have experienced in their combined 100+ years of legal work tells them no one accused of a crime should ever speak with police before their attorney is present. Our lawyers will help guide you through your case, and will fight for your best interests throughout investigation and potential trial. We understand you want to clear your name, which is why we are always available to begin working on your case, and will immediately begin fighting to defend against criminal conviction in the most effective way possible.
Protect Your Rights in Michigan Pre-File Sex Crimes Investigation
In a criminal investigation, police aren’t always required to read you your rights, so it is important to hire an attorney so that you understand what your rights are and how to best use them to your advantage. You always have the right to remain silent, and in a sex offense investigation, this can be your greatest asset. The police are looking for information they need to build a case against you, not to prove your innocence, and no matter what you say you won’t change their minds. Never communicate with an officer in any way until your attorney is physically present if you want to defend against criminal conviction.
There are many reasons why speaking with the police is a bad idea, even though denying a crime seems like the right thing to do. When police contact you, you will most likely be very emotional, and may think irrationally yet anything you say, even by mistake, will be used against you in your case. Additionally, before you know the specifics of the charge you face and speak with a lawyer, you won’t understand the law and what exactly it is you need to be proven innocent of. Additionally, if police are speaking with you, they already have some kind of evidence against you, and until you know everything the police have (or don’t have), saying anything could dangerously associate you with a crime, even a crime you didn’t commit.
As with any human interaction, mistakes are very possible, and whether you slip up, the detective misunderstands a statement you make, or an officer forgets what you said and changes details, any slight error could lead to wrongful conviction. It is important to remember that police questions are designed to provoke confessions, and regardless of what you mean to say, the way in which the officers conduct their investigation could result in you admitting to a crime, or confirming evidence against you.
Our Approach to Sex Crime Investigations in Michigan
At Grabel & Associates, we don’t just care about your decision to hire us; we are concerned with your final case result. Our lawyers will help you understand why speaking with police will not be beneficial, and will guide you through better legal steps to take to protect your rights and freedom. Our team will investigate every detail of your Michigan sex crime case and will develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy designed around your unique case.
Our lawyers will speak to police for you and prepare you for any interviews, polygraph testing, or other investigative procedures, and we will help you fight back against aggressive police, detectives, and prosecutors who will be working to secure a conviction. Our criminal defense tactics have been proven in CSC, rape, assault, and other sex offense cases statewide, and our attorneys are recognized for their ability to protect the freedom of clients in difficult cases.
Contact Scott Grabel for Michigan Criminal Defense Help
Call our sex crime defense firm at 1-800-677-9795 and speak with a case analyst about your MI investigation. If you can’t contact us by phone, fill out our online contact form and request to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. As soon as the police contact you, it is critical to hire an attorney who will properly represent you throughout your case. Contact Grabel & Associates now for aggressive representation; we are available 24/7 to begin working with you.