Because most juvenile sex crimes also involve other minors, almost every case falls under CSC legislation. The criminal penalties for CSC conviction are incredibly serious, and anyone accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct should work with an experienced Clinton Township juvenile defense lawyer, regardless of age. While it may be possible to achieve a more favorable outcome in juvenile court, not only is adult sentencing possible, but even within the juvenile system there are many possible outcomes that could result in a sex offense case. If you or your child is facing sexual assault allegations, it is critical that you get in touch with a member of our Clinton juvenile crime defense team now. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you, and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you obtain a beneficial case result.
Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier Clinton defense firm because we are committed to protecting the rights of the accused in all types of cases. Under the direction of renowned trial attorney and firm founder Scott Grabel, our team will fight with you and for you throughout every stage of your case. Contact our skilled defense lawyers as soon as you can and find out more about what unique legal issues you could be facing in your Clinton juvenile sex crime case. We are always available to begin working with clients statewide.
If you are under the age of 17, you are considered a juvenile under Michigan law. As a result, you may be eligible for sentencing in juvenile court, and could receive a sentence more focused on restitution and rehabilitation than punishment. Even if your case is proceeding in juvenile court, however, it is still crucially important to work with an attorney to fight for the best possible result. Grabel & Associates has the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through every step of your case, assisting you in protecting your rights even as police and prosecutors seek to secure a conviction.
With well over a decade of experience working with juvenile and adult clients in misdemeanor and felony cases, our firm knows what it takes to achieve great case results. Our past experience defending those accused of CSC and other sex crimes in Clinton will be extremely valuable to you as you attempt to navigate the Clinton court system and some of the sex crime specific legal issues you could face. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation to get started – we are available 24/7 for clients statewide.
There are numerous degrees of CSC charges a person can face. Generally, CSC in the 1st or 2nd degree involves either a person under the age of 13, or a person under the age of 16 with other extenuating circumstances present. CSC in the 3rd or 4th degree involves alleged victims under 16, or under 18 with extenuating circumstances present. These extenuating circumstances can include force, coercion, incest, and other illegal sex offenses.
If you are involved in sexual penetration with another minor, you could face 1st or 3rd degree charges. If you are involved in other sexual contact you could face 2nd or 4th degree charges. For adults, the penalties can reach up to life in prison for CSC conviction, which is why it is critical to avoid sentencing in a Clinton criminal court. Even for juveniles, however, serious penalties are on the line, especially in those cases which involve the use of force or sex acts committed during the commission of another crime.
Keep in mind that as a juvenile, you or your partner cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Even if you believe the relationship was consensual, criminal charges can result, along with serious potential penalties. Contact our firm now to learn more about how our team can help you.
In juvenile cases, our focus is always the future of our clients. We can pursue placement on the juvenile consent calendar, which could result in a deferred sentence and a clear record provided you comply with court terms. There are also many other potentially favorable outcomes that may be possible, especially for first time offenders. Contact us now for a free confidential case consultation and learn more about our effective approach to Clinton juvenile sex crime defense.
To speak with a member of our team for free right now call 1-800-342-7896. We are available 24/7. You can also contact us confidentially via email, through the contact form on this site. Don’t wait – we are ready to protect you or your loved one right now.