Being Investigated For A CSC Charge? Check Out This Tips To Avoid Jail Time!
Being charged or investigated for Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) in Michigan is no joke. If proven guilty, the penalties are so severe changing anyone’s life completely. Jail time and hard prison time is an unfortunate reality if you are convicted for a sex crime in Michigan. And under the State of Michigan law, the CSC charges are broken down into four different categories or degrees:
FIRST DEGREE Criminal Sexual Conduct involves SEXUAL PENETRATION and is punishable by up to LIFE IMPRISONMENT.
SECOND DEGREE Criminal Sexual Conduct involves SEXUAL CONTACT and is punishable by up to 15 YEARS jail time.
THIRD DEGREE Criminal Sexual Conduct involves SEXUAL PENETRATION and is punishable by up to 15 YEARS jail time.
FOURTH DEGREE Criminal Sexual Conduct involves SEXUAL CONTACT and is punishable by up to 2 YEARS jail time.
If you are charged with any of these CSC degrees and are being investigated for any type of sexual assault, the decisions and actions you make (no matter how small or big it is), can affect the investigation’s results. It could mean the difference between your total freedom and hard prison time.
And if you know or you have the reason to believe that you are being investigated for a CSC charge, these tips could help you avoid hard jail time.
Never ever discuss the charge or allegation to anyone. Aside from the police and detectives who are assigned to the investigation, you should also avoid discussing the issue with your friends, relatives, and even with your husband or wife. The only person you should talk with is a reliable CSC defense attorney. Your own CSC attorney is the only one who can defend your words on the court. The risk is very high if you discuss the issue with your friends as your words can be misconstrued and twisted. Always remember, anything you say or do can be used against you on the court. So always keep your mouth shut and don’t talk about the issue to anyone without the presence of your criminal defense lawyer.
Dont text or call back the person charging you with CSC. If you get a call or a text message from the number of the person accusing you of the crime, asking you to “say sorry” for what you allegedly did, don’t reply or return the call. Any kind of reply or message that you’ll say can be twisted and used against you. Also, police sometimes uses this kind of trick to pin you further for the crime that you allegedly commit. Don’t ever respond to things like this. Don’t engage and if you are being forced to answer a certain question, respectfully say that you won’t say anything or answer any kind of questions without your attorney present.
Start recording everything. Using your smartphone or any kind of recording device, record anything or any events/situation that pertains to the CSC allegations. Everything that has something to do with the case can be used as evidence in court. May it be in a casual personal talk or a post in a certain kind of social media platform, save it! These things can be so critical to your defense so better save it as reference or evidence.
Seek help of a reliable defense attorney. If you have been charge with a sex crime, it’s pretty important to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Seek the help of a reliable and experienced Michigan sex crimes lawyer immediately.
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