Traverse City Sex Crimes Attorney
Our law firm handles sex crimes defense cases, and we have developed a practice defending clients accused of sex-related crimes, including sexual assault, child molestation or child abuse, child pornography, Internet sex crimes, prostitution or solicitation, sexual misconduct, indecent exposure, and statutory rape. We can also help clients with post conviction processes, such as sex crimes appeals. If you are charged with a criminal sexual offense in Traverse City, Michigan, or even if you find yourself being questioned as a suspect in a sex crimes case, the law firm of Grabel & Associates can provide you with legal assistance.
When Your Future Is on the Line, the Attorneys at Grabel & Associates Will Be on Your Side
If you are accused of or charged with a sex crime, it can be a devastating experience. While being accused of any crime presents challenges, sex crimes accusations are especially contentious and emotionally charged, particularly if they involve children. The result can be tremendously damaging to your personal life, causing the loss of a job, a strain on personal and family relationships, and damage to one's reputation and social standing, even if the charges are eventually dropped or reduced.
Grabel & Associates Can Represent Clients Accused of Sex Crimes Occurring in Traverse City
Because you are dealing with so many stresses that are outside of the immediate threat of criminal conviction, it can be extremely difficult to make sound decisions about any aspect of your life, let alone about how to deal with criminal charges that could result in heavy fines or imprisonment. And it may be even harder to find a family member or friend who will stand by you and give you support, or who has the knowledge and experience to give you sound advice. Under the circumstances, the wisest course you can take is to hire an experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney who understands what you are experiencing and whom you can rely upon to handle your legal problems. At Grabel & Associates, we pride ourselves on being our clients' true advocate, no matter what charges are involved. When you make decisions under stress and fear, the risk is that you will make poor decisions that end up forfeiting your rights or your freedom. The goal of our attorneys is to protect our client's rights and futures, and to resolve our clients' cases with the best possible outcome. Because we hold firm to the belief that an accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, you can count on us to be committed to winning your case and preserving your freedom using all the lawful means at our disposal. When you need someone in your corner, you can depend on the top defense team at Grabel & Associates.
Crimes in Traverse City, Michigan, Are Tried in the 86th District Court or the 13th Circuit Court
The 86th District Court has jurisdiction over all Grand Traverse County misdemeanor offenses. The 86th District Court is located in Traverse City at:
86th District Court
208 Washington Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
The 86th District Court also handles preliminary examinations of all serious misdemeanor or felony offenses where the maximum penalty exceeds one year in jail. If enough evidence exists to bind the matter over to trial, the case will be heard in the 13th Circuit Court, located at:
13th Circuit Court
328 Washington, Suite 300
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Traverse City, Michigan, lies in the northeastern region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula on the Grand Traverse Bay. It is the county seat of Grand Traverse County, although a small portion of the city extends into Leelanau County. The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, and the area is also known for wine production. Each year, Traverse City holds a week long Cherry Festival during the first full week in July which draws nearly half a million visitors to the city. Tourism is robust in Traverse City not only in summer, due to the cherry harvest, vineyards, and shoreline, but in winter as well, because of the downhill skiing opportunities offered in the area. The population of Traverse City is 14,674. The crime rate in Traverse City is relatively low about half the national average however, research indicates that there are as many as 165 registered sex offenders living in Traverse City, making the ratio of number of residents in Traverse City to the number of sex offenders extremely high.
If You Are Arrested or Charged With a Sex Crime in Traverse County, Call Grabel & Associates
The lawyers at Grabel & Associates are well-known and respected throughout the Grand Traverse County court system. As successful defense attorneys with a statewide practice, they have earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, their peers and their clients for offering top-notch legal defense services. If you need a sex crimes defense attorney in Traverse City or elsewhere in Grand Traverse County, contact Grabel & Associates. We have an attorney ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a free, no obligation initial consultation. We're here when you need us.