Southfield CSC 3rd Degree Attorney
Every CSC case is classified as a particular degree, with 1st degree CSC being the most serious, and 4th degree CSC being the least serious. Many people wrongly assume that because 3rd degree CSC falls near the bottom of this spectrum, it is not as serious as a charge, when in fact it is still an extremely serious felony with penalties almost identical to those possible for 2nd degree convictions. As a result, all Southfield Criminal Sexual Conduct accusations should be taken extremely seriously, and anyone accused of committing a felony sex crime offense should contact an experienced trial lawyer as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates has extensive experience working with clients in even the most serious criminal cases, and we know what it takes to fight back against Southfield sex crime conviction and are committed to putting in the hard work necessary to get you a just case result.
Under Scott Grabel’s direction, our team has built a reputation as one of the top sex crime defense firms in the state, receiving both statewide and national recognition over the past 10 years. Our highly rated attorneys will guide you through everything you need to say and do to protect yourself after 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct allegations, and will do everything possible to protect your rights and your freedom as you progress through your case. Get in touch with our Southfield team right now for a free initial case analysis and learn more about our innovative defense strategies and proven aggressive tactics. We are available 24/7 by phone or online to provide free initial guidance to those seeking representation in sex crimes cases.
3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Southfield, Michigan
When sexual penetration (not just contact) occurs accompanied by any of the below conditions, a person can face 3rd degree felony Criminal Sexual Conduct conviction in Southfield:
- The alleged victim in the case is under 16 years of age. If under 13, 1st or 2nd degree CSC charges will result instead.
- The accused has allegedly used force or coercion to accomplish sexual penetration.
- The accused knows or should know that the alleged victim was mentally incapacitated/incapable or physically helpless. This is not limited to disability, and could include intoxication.
- The alleged offender and victim are related by blood or affinity up to the 3rd degree.
- The alleged victim is under 18 and is a student at the school or in the district where the accused is employed, and this employment is used to gain access to or establish a relationship with the alleged victim. If the alleged victim is in special education, the age cut off is increased to 26.
- The alleged offender is an employee or service provider of the group home of foster home where the alleged victim lives.
All these accusations are very serious, and will not only lead to serious criminal penalties but possibly irreparable reputational damage and other lasting effects. Contact Grabel & Associates now to fight back against false accusations and defend yourself against the devastating effects of a CSC conviction.
Criminal Penalties for Criminal Sexual Conduct in Southfield (3rd Degree)
As outlined in Southfield sex crime legislation, anyone who is convicted of 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct can face up to 15 years behind bars. Anyone facing investigation or actual charges should seek the counsel of a qualified attorney, as there are many more details included in the legislation that can only be explained by an experienced attorney after reviewing your specific case. Never proceed without a competent legal representative on your side. Grabel & Associates is available now to start providing guidance in your case.
Our Approach to Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree Charges
Our team takes defense seriously, and no matter what the specifics of your case or what degree of CSC charge you may be facing, we are committed to doing everything we can to protect you or your loved one. Our proven results demonstrate why we are regarded as one of the best defense firms in the state, and we are committed to upholding this reputation by providing premier service to every client in each case we take on.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now – 24/7 Southfield Sex Crime Legal Consultation
Call our free hotline now at 1-800-342-7896 and learn more about our proven approach to sex crimes defense. Our team is always available to begin fighting for you as you work towards a great case result. You can also contact us online and learn more about 3rd degree CSC defense. Don’t wait, our team is standing by to take your call.