Wayne County Sex Crimes Lawyer

If you are charged with a sex crime in Wayne County, Michigan, you need to find a top defense lawyer who has direct experience defending clients in sex crimes cases, and who has operated within Wayne County's large and busy criminal justice system. This is where Grabel & Associates can help you. Our sex crimes defense attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping Michigan clients defend themselves from criminal charges, and, in particular, from charges involving a wide variety of both state and federal sex crimes, in jurisdictions throughout Michigan, including in Wayne County. Our firm has developed an exceptional record in obtaining positive outcomes for our clients, and we can help you.

Grabel & Associates Can Help Residents of Wayne County Charged with Sexual Offenses

Attorneys at Grabel & Associates do more than file papers and advise clients. When we take a case, we are committed to obtaining the best results possible for our clients, and to do that, we look at every aspect of a case. We will put our independent investigators to work to interview witnesses, gather evidence, and comb through every facet of the prosecution's case. We will hire DNA, polygraph, and forensic experts to undertake an independent analysis of any evidence, if a case requires it. When you hire Grabel & Associates, you can rest with confidence knowing that no avenue of defense will be overlooked or missed. When you need legal help in Wayne County, you can rely upon the Michigan top defense law firm of Grabel & Associates.

The Wayne County Criminal Court System

As a general rule, under Michigan's court system, counties operate both district and circuit courts. District courts handle all procedures for misdemeanor trials where the penalty does not exceed one year. District courts also conduct preliminary examinations in serious misdemeanor or felony cases where the penalty attached to the crime in question is one year or longer. If enough evidence exists for a serious misdemeanor or felony charge to go to trial, it is transferred to the circuit court for that county.

Because Wayne County has such a high population and handles so many cases both civil and criminal its court system is very extensive. There are 22 district courts in Wayne County at the following locations:

16th District Court
15140 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan 48154

17th District Court
15111 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239

18th District Court
36675 Ford Road
Westland, Michigan 48185

19th District Court
16077 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan 48126

20th District Court
25637 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48125

21st District Court
6000 N. Middlebelt Road
Garden City, Michigan 48135

22nd District Court
27331 S. River Park Drive
Inkster, Michigan 48141

23rd District Court
23511 Goddard Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180

24th District Court
6515 Roosevelt Road
Allen Park, Michigan 48101

25th District Court
1475 Cleophus
Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146

26th District Court (1st Division)
10600 West Jefferson
River Rouge, Michigan 48218

26th District Court (2nd Division)
3869 West Jefferson
Ecorse, Michigan 48229

27th District Court
2015 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

28th District Court
14720 Reaume Parkway
Southgate, Michigan 48195

29th District Court
34808 Sims Avenue
Wayne, Michigan 48184

30th District Court
12050 Woodward Avenue
Highland Park, Michigan 48203

31st District Court
3401 Evaline Avenue
Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

32A District Court
19617 Harper Avenue
Harper Woods, Michigan 48225

33rd District Court
(Trenton, Rockwood, Flat Rock, Woodhaven, Gibraltar, Brownstown Township & Grosse Ile)
19000 Van Horn
Woodhaven, Michigan 48183

34th District Court
(Belleville, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Huron Township)
11131 Wayne Road
Romulus, Michigan 48174

35th District Court
(Northville, Plymouth, Canton Township, Northville Township, Plymouth Township)
660 Plymouth Road
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

36th District Court
421 Madison Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48226

The Third Circuit Court, Criminal Division, which hears all felony trials is located in Detroit at:

3rd Circuit Court-Criminal Division
1441 St. Antoine
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Wayne County, Michigan, has 1,820,584 residents, making it Michigan's most populous county, as well as the 15th most populous county in the nation. Wayne County is made up of 34 different cities (three of which also lie partially in other counties) and nine townships, and encompasses over 672 square miles in the southeastern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The eastern border of Wayne County is the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, which connect Wayne County, via the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, to Essex County, Ontario, in Canada. Wayne County is bordered on the north, east, and south by Washtenaw, Monroe, Macomb, and Oakland counties in Michigan.

Wayne County was one of the first counties formed in the Michigan Territory, and it originally covered the entire Lower Peninsula, as well as portions of land that would later become parts of the states of Illinois and Indiana. And though the size of the county was pared down over the years, Wayne County itself steadily grew in population; at the turn of the 20th century, Wayne County had a population of almost 350,000 residents. When the automobile industry went into high gear, Wayne County's population boomed, growing from roughly 530,000 residents to over 1.1 million in the decade from 1910 to 1920. Detroit, the county seat of Wayne County and Michigan's most populous city with 713,777 residents, remains known as "Motor City" or "Motown," and the companies that make American automobiles and automobile parts are commonly still based in and around the Detroit area. However, the downturn in the nation's economy has affected the United States' automobile industry, which has had ramifications on other industries and enterprises in Detroit and other areas of Michigan.

As the automobile industry has gone into decline, the economic well-being of Detroit and its surrounding communities has suffered, with unemployment topping 16 and 17 percent over the last few years, which is significantly higher than the economic slump experienced in the early 1990s and higher by a significant margin than other areas of the country. Detroit and the rest of Wayne County have developed a history of high crime, and have further experienced a growth in crime in recent years. The crime rate in Wayne County is significantly higher than the average crime rate in Michigan, with more than two times the state average. The crime rate within the city of Detroit is even higher. In a given year, roughly 7% of Wayne County residents can anticipate being the victim of some type of crime, and roughly 9.5% of Detroit residents can anticipate being the victim of some type of crime.

According to recent Michigan State Police records, there were 216,041 criminal offenses committed in Wayne County, leading to 61,288 arrests. Of these offenses, about 2,330, or roughly 1.5%, were specifically classified as sex-related crimes, such as rape, prostitution, solicitation, sexual abuse, indecency, and other criminal sexual offenses, leading to over 440 arrests.

If You are Facing Criminal Charges in Wayne County for a Sex Offense, Call Grabel & Associates

If you or someone close to you believe you may need sex crimes defense representation, contact Grabel & Associates right away. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions and provide you with helpful information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a no-cost, no obligation initial consultation. There is no need to spend your time wondering what is going to happen next or what you should do; you can get the help you need when you need it, just by calling Grabel & Associates. The sooner you get us involved, the sooner we can act to shield you from the tactics of police and prosecutors and make sure your rights are fully protected. Don't risk your future or your freedom, when the help you need is just a phone call away.