Defense for Professionals Accused of Sex Crimes

Being charged with a sex crime while you’re at the prime of your career is terrifying.

Even the accusation alone puts everything on the line – your reputation, your career, even the custody of your children.

At Smith Blythe, we understand how terrified you must be. And that’s why our legal team doesn’t take any chances. With over a decade of experience defending those accused of sexual crimes, we’re here to provide you with personalized service, meticulous preparation, and all the preparation necessary for getting the best possible outcome for your case.

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Being charged with a sex crime while you’re at the prime of your career is terrifying.

Even the accusation alone puts everything on the line – your reputation, your career, even the custody of your children.

At Smith Blythe, we understand how terrified you must be. And that’s why our legal team doesn’t take any chances. With over a decade of experience defending those accused of sexual crimes, we’re here to provide you with personalized service, meticulous preparation, and all the preparation necessary for getting the best possible outcome for your case.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

All sexual crimes and unwanted or forced sexual acts in the state of Michigan are referred to as criminal sexual conduct.

Crimes like these range from rape and sexual assault to child molestation and child pornography.

There are four degrees of criminal sexual conduct under Michigan law, with varying penalties:
  • First degree – Up to life in prison, as well as possible lifetime monitoring
  • Second degree – Up to 15 years in prison, as well as possible lifetime monitoring
  • Third degree – Up to 15 years in prison
  • Fourth degree – Up to 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $500

But when a professional is accused of criminal sexual conduct, they are not only facing prison sentences, hefty fines, and lifelong registration on the Michigan sex offender registry. They also could lose custody of their children, as well as their license to practice their profession and their reputation in the community.

How Hiring an Attorney Can Help

Fortunately, these types of charges can be successfully defended if you get in touch with a criminal sexual conduct attorney as soon as you’ve been charged with or accused of a sex crime.

Attorneys with experience defending criminal sexual conduct charges can help your case in some of the following ways:

  • Providing legal expertise,
  • Giving careful case analysis,
  • Having certain evidence thrown out,
  • Getting charged reduced, or even
  • Getting charges dropped
  • Providing legal expertise,
  • Giving careful case analysis,
  • Having certain evidence thrown out,
  • Getting charged reduced, or even
  • Getting charges dropped

Contact our legal team today so that we can help you through this difficult time and do our best to clear your good name.

"

Shannon is great and helped me through a time of sheer panic. Her knowledge, strategy, rapport with the police, solid communication skills, and strong organization were critical factors in me not even being charged. I would strongly recommend Shannon to anyone in a similar situation.”

~ Prior Client

"

Shannon is great and helped me through a time of sheer panic. Her knowledge, strategy, rapport with the police, solid communication skills, and strong organization were critical factors in me not even being charged. I would strongly recommend Shannon to anyone in a similar situation.”

~ Prior Client

Contact Smith Blyth Today to Get Started on Your Defense

At Smith Blythe, we know being accused of a sex crime is traumatizing, and we know what’s at stake for our professional clients. Contact our legal team today so that we can help you through this difficult time and do our best to clear your good name.

Fill out the form with the details of your situation to get started.

    Are you a new client? Yes, I am a potential new client.No, I am a current existing client.I'm neither

    Contact Smith Blyth Today to Get Started on Your Defense

    At Smith Blythe, we know being accused of a sex crime is traumatizing, and we know what’s at stake for our professional clients. Contact our legal team today so that we can help you through this difficult time and do our best to clear your good name.

    Fill out the form with the details of your situation to get started.

      Are you a new client? Yes, I am a potential new client.No, I am a current existing client.I'm neither