Muskegon CSC 3rd Degree Lawyer
While it may seem like a 3rd degree charge is much less serious than 1st or 2nd degree charges, that isn’t really the case when it comes to Criminal Sexual Conduct. In Muskegon and statewide, 3rd degree CSC is still a felony charge, and carries a maximum possible sentence very similar to that of a 2nd degree felony charge. It is still critically important to work with a talented Muskegon CSC defense attorney if you are facing 3rd degree CSC charges, as you could be facing life-changing potential penalties if convicted. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one the most powerful advocates for Michigan’s wrongly accused, and we are dedicated to helping those falsely accused of sex crimes protect their reputation and freedom.
Fighting for the Rights of Muskegon’s Accused in Felony CSC Cases
For over a decade, our firm has been committed to fighting for the rights of clients statewide after CSC allegations, and our proven results show how effective our firm has been in protecting the freedom of Muskegon’s accused. While it may be initially less of a cost to hire an inexperienced attorney or proceed with a public defender on your side, the costs of a harsher sentence, excessive charge, or wrongful conviction always outweigh the costs of a skilled sex crime defense attorney. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer and begin your fight for justice, our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with you no matter where you are in Michigan.
Muskegon Third Degree CSC Defense Attorney – MI Sex Crimes
According to the section of the Michigan Penal Code pertaining to Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree, in order to be found guilty of 3rd degree CSC, a person must engage in sexual penetration with an alleged victim, with at least one of the following conditions present:
- The alleged victim is between 13 and 16 years of age.
- Force, coercion, weapons, threats, surprise, concealment, or unlawful medical examination is utilized to accomplish sexual penetration.
- The alleged actor knows or has reason to know that the alleged victim is mentally incapable or incapacitated, or physically helpless.
- The alleged actor is a relative of the alleged victim, up to the third degree.
- The alleged victim is between 16 and 18 and the alleged actor is a teacher, school employee, and administrator, volunteer, or service provider who uses this position to gain access to the victim.
- The alleged victim is between 16 and 26 and is a special education student where the alleged actor is a teacher, administrator, employee, volunteer, or service provider who uses this position to gain access to the alleged victim. (This does not apply if the two are legally married at the time.)
Third degree CSC charges are extremely serious, and it is crucial that you begin defending right away. Don’t say a word to police before contacting Grabel & Associates, as they know how to get you to say what they need to hear and everything you say truly will be used against you in court. Let us guide you to the most favorable outcome possible, work with our team throughout investigation and trial.
Criminal Penalties for Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges in Muskegon
If convicted of 3rd degree CSC in Michigan, you could face up to 15 years behind bars and a felony criminal record. In addition, you may face sex offender registration or other administrative penalties. Contact a lawyer to find out more about the specific laws and legal issues related to your case.
Our Approach to Criminal Defense in Muskegon Sex Crimes Cases
Our lawyers value your right to be viewed as innocent until proven guilty, and while it may seem as if everyone else is against you, you can be sure you have a powerful ally on your side when you work with Grabel & Associates. We treat every case as if it were our own life at stake, and commit as much time and effort as necessary to protecting you throughout every stage of your case. Our aggressive defense tactics have been proven to be effective in countless past felony and misdemeanor sex crimes cases, and we are prepared to immediately begin applying these same proven strategies to your case.
Contact Scott Grabel for 24/7 Sex Crimes Defense in Muskegon County
To speak with an attorney, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now. We are always available no matter what the specifics of your case, and can provide you with a free initial case analysis as soon as you call. You can also contact our firm online and set up an initial consultation at a time that works for you. Don’t wait to consult with a lawyer if you or your loved one is facing a criminal investigation or charge. We are ready to fight for your freedom and help protect you against prison time and other serious punishment.