4th degree criminal sexual conduct is a High Court misdemeanor, which means it\’s also treated like a felony in some circumstances that subjects the person accused to two years in prison and sex offender registry. A fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charge, while two years in prison and High Court misdemeanor doesn\’t sound very serious, is going to be absolutely life changing to a person accused.

There are still sex offender registry consequences and a fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charge and conviction will keep you from being able to go to schools, get jobs and do things in the future. So it\’s really important that even though it sounds like a lower crime compared to first, second or third degree CSC, it\’s still very, very serious and you want to have the best defense.