Michigan Sex Crime Lawyers
MICHIGAN SEX CRIMES
Being charged with a sex crime in Michigan carries very serious repercussions. Unlike almost any other crime, sex crime convictions are very public and their ramifications extremely long-lasting.
A sex crime conviction will negatively impact your freedom, reputation, career, family, and life … forever. In addition to jail time and fines, you run the risk of becoming a registered sex offender for a minimum of 25 years. If you’ve been charge with a sex crime in Michigan, you need the highly skilled team at Friedman Law Firm to get involved.
Whether your case is at the investigative stage or you have already been charged, we will be on your side, advising and counseling you, and fighting to prevent the authorization of a warrant or to reduce potential charges against you.
Our Michigan Sex Crime Defense Lawyers Can Help
Call us to help you fight any type of Michigan sex crime, including:
- Criminal Sexual Conduct (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th degrees)
- Sexual Assault/Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Possession, Sale or Creation of Child Pornography
- Solicitation of a Minor over the Internet
- Unlawful Touching
- Child Molestation
- Lewd Conduct
Understanding the Michigan sex crime charges against you can be complicated, and we are here to help. Several details about the persons involved will play a role in the outcome of your situation, including these considerations:
- Mental/Physical Health
The Role Of Age In Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
In Michigan, two tiers of age-related legal guidelines related to sexual conduct exist. In legal terminology, the person committing the sex criminal is called the “actor.” The first is plain and simple: a person is guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct when sexual penetration occurs with a person under 13 years of age. The second guideline pertains to sexual penetration with a person between the ages of 13 and 16. In this situation, up to six additional details may be reviewed, such as whether the persons involved are related, have a teacher/student relationship, or are connected through child care.
Several specific circumstances can further complicate a Michigan sex crime. For instance, if sexual penetration took place during another felony act or the victim was mental disabled, he legal penalties may be more severe. Additionally, if others assisted in the sex crime, if coercion was used, weapons were employed, and/or threats were issued, stricter punishment may be enacted.
Possible Penalties For Michigan Sex Crimes
Of the numerous penalties the court may enforce as a result of committing a Michigan sex crime, the most publicized is the required registration as a Michigan sex offender. This public registry, tied to state and local authorities, will list a convicted offender’s name for a minimum of 25 years, regardless of the length of jail time imposed.
In general, jail time may be assigned for life or for any number of terms, with or without parole, in addition to penalties imposed for other criminal offense arising from the same incident. A lifetime of electronic monitoring may also be required.
Our Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Can Help
For help with your Michigan sex crime case, please contact Friedman Law Firm today.