Grand Rapids CSC 1st Degree Lawyer
Sex Crime Attorneys Defending Against 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges in Grand Rapids and Throughout Kent County
Criminal sexual conduct is an extremely serious charge which can result in harsh criminal penalties, especially if the charges are in the first degree. Felony 1st degree CSC accusations in Grand Rapids could result in damaging penalties that could affect you for the rest of your life, and failing to hire the best CSC attorney in Grand Rapids may lead to unnecessarily severe punishment, wrongful conviction, and more. Contact Grabel & Associates if you or someone you care about has been charged with CSC in the 1st degree. We are always available for clients statewide and can immediately begin fighting to protect your rights and freedom.
Work with our skilled team and benefit from over a decade of sex crimes defense experience. Our statewide attorneys know what you need to do after CSC in the 1st degree accusations and can help guide you through every step you need to take throughout the criminal justice process. Our team cares about your final results and will aggressively and objectively defend you no matter what charge you face. Contacting an attorney is always the best first step to take in a sex crimes case, and oftentimes cases can be time sensitive. We are committed to 24/7 availability and are always ready to take your case and begin working to protect you from harsh penalties.
Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree in Grand Rapids
According to the Michigan Penal Code, CSC in the 1st degree occurs when sexual penetration occurs with a person under the age of 13, or between the ages of 13 and 16 along with any of the following conditions:
- The defendant is in the same household as the alleged victim or related by blood or affinity up to the fourth degree
- The defendant is in a position of authority over the alleged victim
- The defendant is a teacher or school employee, child care volunteer, or foster family parent where the alleged victim attends/lives
If sexual penetration occurs along with the commission of any other felony, 1st degree CSC charges can also result. If the alleged perpetrator is aided by one or more persons and knows the victim is mentally incapable or physically helpless, or if force, coercion, weapons, injury or threats are used to accomplish penetration, Criminal Sexual Conduct charges may result. Additional circumstances are outlined in the Michigan Legislature.
Penalties for 1st Degree CSC in Grand Rapids
If convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct, serious criminal penalties are highly possible. You could be sentenced to life in prison, and if the alleged victim was under 13 while you were over 17, you will face a minimum of 25 years. If you are sentenced to a term less than life, you will be subject to lifetime electronic monitoring. Grabel & Associates knows how daunting these potential penalties could be and our team is dedicated to helping clients avoid wrongful conviction. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about defending against Grand Rapids Criminal Sexual Conduct charges.
Our Approach to Charges of Rape, Sex With a Minor, and Sexual Assault in Grand Rapids
The team of attorneys at Grabel & Associates cares about client’s case outcomes, and will commit as much time as necessary to reviewing the details of your case and preparing a defense strategy that will help you achieve the best possible result. Felony sex crime charges are extremely serious, and should always be handled by the best possible Michigan defense lawyer. Our team has worked on a variety of tough Grand Rapids cases and knows the courts, judges, and attorneys you could face after CSC allegations. Contact us now to speak with a case analyst who can provide you with more information about what our firm can do to help you or your loved one after a sex offense charge in MI.
Contact Scott Grabel for Sex Crime Defense 24/7
If you need a lawyer in Grand Rapids right now, call 1-800-342-7896. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your legal questions by phone or contact us online, and we can begin working on your case right away. Call now or contact us online and fight back against police and prosecutors who will try to put you behind bars for the rest of your life. Our team is here to stand with you and assist you in your fight for justice in any of Grand Rapids’ courts.