Lansing Statutory Rape Attorney
Sex Crimes Attorneys Defending Against Sex With a Minor in Lansing, MI
The age of consent statewide is 16, which means that any sexual acts committed with a partner under the age of 16 are illegal, even if he or she expressed consent or, if you also are underage. Grabel & Associates understands that many people are wrongly convicted of very serious sex crime charges because of statutory rape accusations, and our statutory rape attorneys in Lansing are committed to helping those who have been wrongly accused. Contact our team of sex crimes lawyers now for statutory rape defense and benefit from years of experience in the Michigan and a unique skill set that makes our team stand out.
For over a decade, the sex crime defense lawyers at our Michigan firm have been helping clients protect against statutory rape convictions in Lansing. As police and prosecutors try to label you as a pedophile or dangerous sex offender, our attorneys will seek out the truth and fight to clear your name while protecting against life changing penalties. With jail, fines, and sex offender registration on the line, it is critical that you hire only the best available lawyer to protect you in your case.
Accused of Statutory Rape in Lansing
Breaking the age of consent laws in Michigan can result in extremely serious punishment, because there is no set statute for cases involving consenting but underage persons. Even if your underage partner verbally consents to sexual activity, if he or she is under 16 you could face Criminal Sexual Conduct accusations, which could result in sex offender registration and a harsh criminal sentence. Our lawyers know how to aggressively defend in cases involving minors and know what you need to prove in order to avoid wrongful conviction.
Statutory rape cases are often brought on by parents of alleged victims, or begun after the alleged victim is convinced that he or she was violated. In some cases, statutory rape claims are emotionally charged or driven by ulterior motives, which can result in putting an innocent person behind bars. Grabel & Associates understands how complex sex with a minor cases in can be, and our sex crimes defense lawyers will do whatever it takes to uphold your rights and fight for your best interests both inside and outside the courtroom. Contact our team now for a free case analysis and begin your battle for a just outcome.
Criminal Penalties for Statutory Rape in Michigan
Because minors under the age of 16 cannot legally consent to any sexual activity, any person who engages in a sexual act with a person under the age of 16, even if he or she too is under the age of consent, could face statutory rape charges. These serious allegations can lead to Criminal Sexual Conduct, which is one of the most serious sex crime allegations a person can face. If you engage in sexual penetration with someone under the age of consent, you could face up to life in prison, according to the Michigan Penal Code, or could be registered as a sex offender, electronically monitored, or face other serious penalties. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates know what it takes to fight back against sex crime conviction and will work to guide you through every step of your case, ensuring you are fully aware of how any action could affect your future. Fight for your freedom now with a Lansing statutory rape defense lawyer at our esteemed firm, and take control of your future. Your freedom is extremely important to us and we will treat your case as if it were our own lives on the line, thoroughly looking into every detail and considering any potential defense throughout investigation and trial.
Our Approach to Michigan Sex Crime Investigation and Trial
When you are accused of illegal sex with a minor, you need a lawyer who understands how a criminal investigation could affect you, as well as how serious criminal punishment could change your life. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to protect your rights and will fight to guard your reputation, and we understand how to develop an individualized defense approach centered on the critical details of your unique case.
For over a decade, our attorneys have fought for sex crime clients and worked to prove the innocence of countless clients in Lansing and statewide. Our proven results show how effective our attorneys have been, and our skilled team is available now to provide you with similarly effective defense. Contact us now to find out more about how our lawyers will approach your Lansing statutory rape case.
Contact a Statutory Rape Defense Attorney in Lansing
To speak with a member of our team right now, call 1-800-342-7896. We are available 24/7 to provide you with a free initial case analysis by phone, or if you contact our firm online. Ask to speak with founding attorney Scott Grabel or another member of our capable team, and begin fighting back against police and prosecutors who will be trying to convict you.