Flint Sex Crimes Lawyers
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Being charged with a sex crime is very serious, and conviction carries harsh penalties that will affect the rest of your life. Sex crimes carry a heavy stigma in society, and the mere accusation of having committed a sex crime is enough to taint your reputation.
Being convicted of a sex crime has lifetime implications, including the strong possibility of costly fines, prison time and mandatory registration as a sex offender, where information regarding your offense and your location is included in a public database. Don’t leave your future and your freedom to chance. Contact our skillful Flint sex crimes lawyers at CFlegal, PC. to devise a strategy for your defense.
Types of Sex Crimes According to Michigan Law
According to Michigan Penal Code Section 720.520, those who are charged with committing sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault or sexual battery are accused of “Criminal Sexual Conduct” (CSC). Although each crime carries different penalties, they all involve the same basic acts of sexual contact obtained without consent through the use of force, threats, intimidation and/or coercion. Sex crimes in Michigan are categorized by the level of force and intimidation used against the alleged victim, and CSC offenses are categorized into four degrees.
Sex Crimes We Handle at CFlegal, PC.
First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
This is usually reserved for those convicted of rape of a minor, or where multiple offenders were involved in raping an adult male or female using force that led to an injury. Victims may have been incapacitated from date rape drugs.
The victim may also be unable to consent either because they are underage, have a mental or cognitive disability, or were intoxicated or unconscious at the time of the rape. Because first degree CSC is the most serious sexual offense you can be charged with in Michigan, punishments are severe, including life imprisonment and mandated lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Another felony, second degree CSC involves sexual contact without penetration and any of the other circumstances listed in a first-degree CSC. Second degree CSC offenses are punishable by up to 15 years in prison and mandatory sex offender registration.
At CFlegal, PC., we firmly believe any person charged with a sex crime is entitled to skillful criminal defense counsel. We offer defense for a variety of criminal charges to fight for the legal rights of our clients. Don’t lose hope; if you’ve been charged with a sex crime, we will help you fight for a favorable outcome to your case.
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