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Offenses involving minors

Any sex crime involving a minor is among the most serious charges an individual can face. While not all sex crimes involving minors are of equal severity, all carry with them significant penalties and the potential to ruin your reputation. If you have been charged with a sex crime involving a minor, representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney is a must.

Sex crimes involving minors can take a number of forms. Child abuse, child abusive activity, and child molestation, or criminal sexual conduct are commonly-charged offenses that can result in jail or prison time, substantial fines, and registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. These charges and other charges involving minors can also affect your parental rights with your own children. Child abuse and molestation charges typically involve questioning of the child by law enforcement. If that questioning is done suggestively or improperly, it can severely impact the quality of the evidence the prosecution gathers from the child.

Another common offense involving minors is statutory rape. The act of sexual intercourse with an individual between 13 and 16 years of age is statutory rape—even if you are 17 and the other person consents. Statutory rape can have devastating consequences, including a sentence of up to 15 years and placement on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry.

Child pornography charges also carry serious penalties, and particularly where technology such as the Internet is involved, can present complex questions regarding jurisdiction and the evidence supporting the charge. While these cases can arise simply because you downloaded child porn accidentally, they are often prosecuted with gusto and are particularly damning in the court of public opinion.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with any sort of sex crime involving a minor, you should contact an experienced Michigan sex crime defense attorney right away. Lawyers at Grabel & Associates have successfully represented numerous individuals charged with child sex crimes. We understand the sensitive nature of these charges and the severe consequences you may face. If you are under prosecution for any child sex crime, contact us today at (800) 342-7896.


Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.