Juvenile Criminal Sexual Conduct
Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) is a vey serious criminal charge in Michigan, and even offenders under the age of 18 could face life changing penalties if convicted of CSC in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th degree. Grabel & Associates is an experienced criminal defense firm with knowledge related to both juvenile offenses and sex crime charges, and we understand how to effectively represent your best interests throughout every stage of a criminal case.
Juvenile CSC Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan
Contact Grabel & Associates now if you are under the age of 18 and facing sex crime accusations, or if your juvenile child has been investigated for or charged with a criminal offense. Our team of skilled Michigan juvenile lawyers will immediately begin reviewing the details of the allegations faced, and will fight to protect the rights of clients while working toward a beneficial case outcome. Our experience in past sex crime cases has helped us establish a reputation as a criminal defense leader in Michigan, and we are ready to stand with you in your legal battle in any of the state’s 83 counties.
For over a decade, our Michigan criminal defense firm has worked to deliver exceptional case results to sex crime defendants, and under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, we will aggressively fight to protect your freedom and future. Work with an experienced legal representative now and explore every possible legal option, ensuring you work towards the case result that is best for you.
Juvenile Offender Charged with 1st Degree CSC in Michigan
Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) in the first degree charges are filed when sexual penetration occurs with an alleged victim under the age of 13. If the defendant and alleged victim are related or in the same household or other conditions including the use of force or coercion apply, cases involving alleged victims under the age of 16 can also result in first degree CSC charges. If contact occurs without penetration, CSC charges in the 2nd degree can result. If the case involves a person between the ages of 13 and 16 without any of the conditions set out in the Michigan Penal Code, charges of third degree CSC, 4th degree CSC, or Statutory Rape could apply.
While persons under the age of 18 will not likely face as serious of penalties as adult offenders, the restitution, probation, rehabilitation, and other penalties faced could be severe. Contact Grabel & Associates right away if you or your child has been accused of CSC in Michigan.
Juvenile Penalties for Sex Crime Cases
If you are sentenced in juvenile court, the penalties set may be more focused on rehabilitation than punishment. This doesn’t mean that penalties will not be severe or life-changing, however, and only by working with a skilled defense lawyer can you ensure your best interests are sought throughout the criminal process. Juvenile courts are a division of the Michigan family court system, and while the court may be focused on alternative sentencing, it should never be assumed that the court is on your side. Police and prosecutors will still be working to secure a conviction, and if the offender has a previous history or is nearing the age of 18, sentencing as an adult is possible.
Our Approach to Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges
When you or your child faces sex crime accusations, it can be extremely stressful and cases are often very complex. Our attorneys will review every detail of your case, ensuring you understand the legal issues that could affect you, while guiding you through the steps you need to take to protect your future. Grabel & Associates works with clients to deliver individualized defense strategies focused on helping defendants meet their unique legal needs.
Contact our experienced firm now for aggressive criminal defense and fight back against harsh criminal penalties. Juvenile courts take sex crime charges very seriously, and our attorneys understand how to defend your rights and freedom both inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact Scott Grabel for Juvenile Crime Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free case consultation, or contact our firm online. Ask to speak with juvenile defense lawyer Scott Grabel, who has worked extensively in sex crime cases. If you have any questions about a charge you are facing, juvenile crime investigations in Michigan, or your legal rights after a juvenile delinquency action, speak with our team for free right away.