Criminal sex offense charges arising from instances of sex with a minor, sexual assault, or other unlawful sex acts often result in CSC (Criminal Sexual Conduct) cases. If a person is accused of CSC, the best legal action to take is hiring an experienced CSC defense lawyer in Grand Rapids right away. For over a decade, the attorneys at Grabel & Associates have been aggressively defending the rights of those accused of CSC and other sex crimes in Michigan, and our Grand Rapids criminal defense firm is available now to help you throughout investigation and potential trial.
Contact an attorney now if you are facing sex offense allegations in Michigan. Our lawyers are ready to objectively defend you no matter what charge you face, and we understand the stress that a CSC charge can cause. We want to help you achieve the best possible case result, and will do all we can to ensure you are not a victim of wrongful conviction or excessive sentencing. If you or a loved one is facing a sex crime charge, or if you believe you may be under investigation for a sex offense, our team is available to answer your legal questions right away. Call our Michigan law firm or contact us online for 24/7 assistance in any stage of your fight for justice.
There are a number of situations in which sexual penetration can result in 3rd degree CSC charges, and it is critical to work with an attorney so that you understand what prosecutors will be trying to prove and how you can effectively defend yourself inside and outside the courtroom. If a person engages in sexual penetration with another person who is between the ages of 13 and 16, CSC in the third degree charges are possible. The defendant may also be accused of using force or coercion to accomplish sexual penetration, which is likewise a third degree offense. If the alleged victim is mentally incapable or physically helpless, and the alleged actor had reason to be aware of that condition, he or she may be found guilty of Criminal Sexual Conduct. If sexual penetration occurs between two persons related by blood or affinity to the third degree and is not considered unlawful by any other statute, 3rd degree CSC charges can result (unless the two are lawfully married).
If the alleged victim is over the age of consent (16) but still under 18 years old and the actor is a teacher, substitute, administrator, employee, volunteer or contractual service provider of the school the alleged victim attends, he or she may be guilty of CSC. In cases involving special education, this applies to persons as old as 26 years of age. CSC charges can also occur when a person licensed to operate a foster family home or group, a volunteer of a child care provider, or an employee of a child care organization engages in penetration with a resident over 16 years of age.
Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree, a felony crime as outlined in Section 750.520d of the Michigan Penal Code, is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Contact our firm now to find out what your legal options are and what steps you need to take to protect against a lengthy prison term.
At Grabel & Associates, we know that all too often alleged sex offenders are labeled guilty before having a fair chance to present their side of the story. We understand how false accusations could ruin your life and want to make sure everything is done to protect you from unnecessarily harsh criminal penalties. If you have been accused of a sex crime, contact our team now and our lawyers will immediately begin reviewing every detail of your case so that we are able to present you with all available legal options. We know what it takes to earn great results in criminal cases and will not rest until everything possible has been done to defend you.
If you need to speak to a lawyer, call 1-800-342-7896 now. We are available 24/7 for a free, no obligation case consultation by phone, or contact us online. Your sex crime case could be time sensitive, so don’t wait to hire a lawyer. We are always ready to stand with you in your fight for justice.