Sex Crime Defense In Michigan
If you have been arrested for a sex crime, you are facing extremely harsh penalties if convicted, as well as the loss of your reputation. Penalties can include prison time and at least 25 years of having to register on a public sex offender registry. In some situations, the penalties can include a lifetime of sex offender registry and wearing a GPS bracelet. A conviction on a sex offense can literally follow you for the rest of your life.
Before you talk to the police, retain an experienced criminal sexual defense lawyer. At David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, our sex crimes defense lawyers can help you understand exactly what you are facing. We can help defend you against a sex crime, whether you have been charged with indecent exposure, sexting or rape. We represent clients throughout the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area, including college students and juveniles accused of state or federal crimes.
Dedicated Defense Against All Criminal Sexual Charges
Our law firm represents clients accused of virtually any type of sex crime or criminal sexual conduct (CSC), including child molestation, possession of child pornography on the internet and other internet-based sex crimes and sex crimes involving children. We defend clients against date-rape allegations and charges involving rape or statutory rape, as well as indecent exposure, prostitution, soliciting prostitution and other types of sex crimes in Michigan.
Our criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your case and give you an honest, straightforward appraisal and explain your various options for defense. As your advocate, we will work relentlessly to obtain the results you seek. Our clients have obtained case dismissals, favorable plea bargains and acquittals before a jury trial.
Below are questions our sex crime lawyers frequently receive.
What Are Common Sex Crimes?
Common charges include indecent exposure, solicitation of prostitution, sexual assault, rape and possession of child pornography.
Are There Defenses To Sex Charges?
Depending on the circumstances, a possible defense is consent. In many cases, the alleged victim and the defendant have very different memories about what happened. If you can show that the complainant consented to the sexual encounter, that defeats one of the key elements of a sex crime. Other defenses include innocence, i.e., that you are not the person who committed the offense or that the accusation is false. Another possible defense is that the statute of limitations on filing charges has passed.
Will I Be Sent To Jail Or Prison If I’m Convicted?
The chances of incarceration depend on many factors, but felonies like rape, sexual assault and possession of child pornography carry heavy potential punishments, including long prison sentences.
However, Michigan has a program for first-time offenders that seeks to treat the underlying issues that led to their crime. Successful completion of the program can help you avoid prison and reduce the chances of a later arrest.
Will I Be Labeled A Sex Offender?
A felony sex crime conviction requires you to register as a sex offender, though only a first-degree felony carries a lifetime registration.
Get Answers To Your Questions
We are ready to defend you against any sex crime charge or any other criminal charge. Call David G. Moore, Attorney at Law at 269-216-4573. You can also contact us online to schedule your appointment.