Juvenile Criminal Sexual Conduct in Detroit
In cases involving sex with a minor, rape, sexual assault, and other sex offenses, very serious potential penalties are on the line. Unfortunately, many sex crime laws don’t establish different penalties for younger offenders, which can mean that juveniles can face the same extremely harsh penalties for even consensual sex. Since the age of consent is 16, and juveniles are those under the age of 16, almost any juvenile offender who is accused of a sex offense will be facing criminal sexual conduct charges. It is critical that anyone who has been accused of CSC in Detroit work with a lawyer who knows how to keep complex cases in the juvenile court system, and protect against a move to adult court and the corresponding effects of an adult court sentence. Grabel & Associates is a firm dedicated to guiding clients in Detroit and statewide to great case results, even in the most difficult situations, and our juvenile defense lawyers know how to deal with sex crime accusations of all kinds. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about the steps you need to take to protect yourself.
With experienced defense attorney Scott Grabel on your side, you can protect your rights and freedom even as aggressive police and prosecutors seek to build a case against you. Our team is committed to upholding your right to be seen as innocent unless proven guilty, and we approach every case with this commitment in mind. Throughout every stage of your battle for justice, our supportive team will work with you to ensure you receive top level defense, and that you are able to protect yourself not only from the harsh and long-lasting penalties that could result if convicted, but the negative effects that a criminal trial alone can bring. Call now to speak with one of our experienced juvenile criminal sexual conduct case analysts and learn more about Detroit sex crime defense. Our attorneys are committed to protecting juveniles who have been charged with CSC, and are prepared to put in the hard work necessary to guide you or your loved one through to a beneficial case result.
Criminal Sexual Conduct in Detroit – Juvenile CSC Defense Lawyer
Sex with a minor under the age of 16 can lead to criminal sexual conduct charges in Detroit, and in some cases the age of the offender is completely irrelevant to the court. That means that two 15 year olds in a consensual relationship could be prosecuted for having sex. Additionally, it is not just sexual penetration that can lead to CSC charges, but any sexual contact. It is crucial to work with an attorney to get a grasp on what exactly you may be charged with, and how to effectively fight back after a criminal charge has been initiated.
There are four degrees of criminal sexual conduct that a person can be charged with in Detroit. In order to be charged with first degree or second degree CSC, the alleged victim must be under 13, or extenuating circumstances such as assault or familial relation must be present. For third or fourth degree CSC, the alleged victim must simply be between 13 and 16, or force or violence or another extenuating circumstance must be involved in the case.
The penalties for CSC in Detroit are extremely serious, and a conviction could lead to up to life in prison. Fortunately for many alleged offenders, persons 16 and under can potentially have their cases heard in juvenile courts, especially if there are no prior convictions on that person’s record, and these serious criminal charges and penalties are replaced with a rehabilitative approach. Contact our juvenile defense team now to learn more about how to make sure your Detroit sex crime case ends up in the family court system.
Juvenile Consent Calendar in Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
If a case is heard in Detroit juvenile court, a guilty verdict can lead to placement on the juvenile consent calendar. With the juvenile consent calendar, the court will set terms for the offender which must be completed within a set period of time. These terms could include restitution, community service, fines, classes, and more. If completed, the juvenile will not have a conviction on record and will avoid supplemental discipline. Grabel & Associates works with Detroit juvenile offenders on the consent calendar, as well as those whose cases are heard in adult court. Contact us now to protect yourself or your child after criminal sexual conduct allegations.
Our Approach to Juvenile Sex Crime Defense in Detroit
Our lawyers don’t want to see a sex crime conviction destroy your life any more than you do, and will do everything possible to ensure you achieve a beneficial case result. We treat each case as if it were our own, and will go over every detail of your situation before taking action in your case. Don’t speak to police before getting in touch with our Detroit juvenile CSC defense team. We are always ready to fight with you.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Detroit Juvenile CSC Defense
To speak with a lawyer, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online. Our team is always available to protect those who are under investigation for juvenile criminal sexual conduct in Detroit, or who have been charged with CSC in Wayne County or anywhere else statewide.