Ypsilanti Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you are accused of a crime in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the firm of Grabel & Associates can help you. Our firm does top defense work exclusively, and has dedicated a portion of its practice to defending clients in sex crimes cases. Our attorneys have experience defending Michigan clients against charges related to Internet sex crimes, including possession of child pornography, criminal sexual abuse, solicitation and prostitution, statutory rape, child sexual abuse and molestation, and other criminal sexual offenses. Grabel & Associates can also represent clients in post-conviction procedures such as sex crime appeals, or help you to resolve issues involving Child Protective Services (CPS) or registration under Michigan's Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA).
If You Are Under Investigation for a Sex-Related Crime, Do not Proceed Without Competent Legal Advice
Many people believe they are familiar with the basics of a criminal investigation just because they have watched crime-related television shows and movies, or read many crime and courtroom novels. But no matter how many fictionalized accounts of criminal cases you have witnessed, they fall far short of preparing you for the experience of finding yourself the subject of a real-life criminal investigation. Watching a story unfold from the warmth and comfort of your sofa feels quite different than experiencing a drama in which your own freedom is at stake.
If You are Charged in a Sexual Offense in Ypsilanti, Grabel & Associates Can Help
Ordinary citizens who do not work in the criminal law field are simply unfamiliar with the stark and cold realities of criminal justice processes and court procedures. This lack of familiarity leaves you with a severe handicap that can only be overcome by hiring an experienced, knowledgeable sex crimes defense attorney who knows the system and the jurisdiction. Unless you have the advice and help of a good lawyer, you may end up forfeiting your rights or even your freedom.
Anyone accused of a crime needs to have a lawyer on their side who can help them make informed and wise decisions about how to best advance their interests, based on their personal situation and priorities. If you are implicated in a sex crime, even if you have not yet been formally charged, make the effort to retain a lawyer who will aggressively defend your interests. At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys have earned a solid reputation of achieving positive outcomes for our clients, and we want to help you.
Crimes in Ypsilanti are Tried in Washtenaw County Courts
There are three district courts in Washtenaw County. The 14A District Courts process all misdemeanors in the county except for crimes that occur in Ann Arbor (the county seat of Washtenaw County) and the Township of Ypsilanti (which surrounds the city of Ypsilanti). The 14A District Court is located in Ann Arbor at:
14A District Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
The 14B District Court handles all misdemeanor cases arising in the Township of Ypsilanti, and is located at:
14B District Court
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
The 22nd Circuit Court for Washtenaw County handles trials for all felonies in Washtenaw County, as well as criminal appeals. The Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court is located at:
Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court
101 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
The city of Ypsilanti, Michigan, lies in Washtenaw County six miles southeast of Ann Arbor, and 28 miles southwest of Detroit. The area, which lies along the Huron River, was established as a fur trading post in 1809. A permanent settlement was established in 1823 by a man named Thomas Woodruff, and the east side of the Huron River became known as Woodruff's Grove. The west side was established as Ypsilanti, named after Demetrius Ypsilanti, who was a hero in the Greek War of Independence. Eventually, the two communities merged to form Ypsilanti in 1829. The city of Ypsilanti has gained a reputation as an "artsy" suburb of Ann Arbor, and, since 1979, the city has become known for summer festivals in the part of the city called "Depot Town," adjacent to Riverside and Frog Island Parks along the Huron River. Festivals include the annual Heritage Festival, the Elvis Festival, the Orphan Car Festival, and the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival. The population of Ypsilanti is 21,517. The crime rate in Ypsilanti is higher than the national average, and there were 320 registered sex offenders living in Ypsilanti, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders extremely high.
When You Need a Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer's Help, Grabel & Associates is There
Finding yourself being questioned, arrested for, or charged with any type of crime can be both scary and confusing, and it is important to find someone who can provide you with reliable information and answers to your many questions. At Grabel & Associates, we have an attorney available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a free initial consultation. When you find yourself at the center of a criminal investigation, contact Grabel & Associates. We're there when you need us.