Protecting a person’s reputation in the community will be pointless unless that person is able to avoid a conviction. Every allegation of a sex crime in Michigan is a serious matter. Unfortunately, many of our clients have never been in trouble and find their lives flipped upside down as soon as an allegation surfaces. Even the least serious version of criminal sexual conduct allegations, such as criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree under Michigan Penal Code § 750.520e, can result in incarceration, registration as a sex offender, fines, costs and more.
More serious allegations will be charged as felonies. If the claim involves unwelcome sexual intercourse or accusations of sexual conduct involving a minor, it can result in decades-long prison sentences. In the most severe cases, a conviction for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree can result in a life sentence. If the allegations involve a child under 13, a 25 year mandatory minimum sentence applies. A sex crimes lawyer in Michigan like the skilled lawyers in our office can use our experience to help professionals like you, regardless of the charge.