Child Molestation Charges In Michigan
Being accused of a sex crime in Michigan is a really serious matter. And if the accusation falls upon the category of child molestation , there’s a high chance that the accused will be convicted.
In a child molestation case, the police officers and prosecutors are under intense pressure (from the public and the media) to convict the person being charged with, even if the physical evidence is not that strong or believable. Jurors doesn’t need a concrete or strong proof to convict somebody of such crime. And If convicted, it can lead to long years of jail time, losing friends and family and having to register as a sex offender for quite some time. It can totally ruin’s someone’s future and the future of their loved ones.
If you or someone you know is being accused of child molestation, hiring a Michigan sex crimes lawyer is your only chance of avoiding jail time. Doesn’t matter if you are innocent and your conscience is clear, proving your innocence on the court requires a criminal defense attorney with years of experience on such cases.
Child molestation cases or charges in Michigan is usually considered a Criminal Sexual Conduct or CSC. The degree of the charge will depend on the allegations made. The prosecuting attorney may categorize it as CSC 1st degree, CSC 2nd degree, CSC 3rd degree and CSC 4th degree (click on the links for more information about each CSC degrees). The penalties for each and every degree differs. Some requires a couple of years in prison while some can result to a possible life in prison. Convicted persons are also required to register on Michigan’s public sex offender registry even after their release from prison.
Always remember, the court and the police take allegations of sexual offenses (especially against underage victims) very seriously. Do not take the accusations of child molestation lightly even if you are sure of your innocence about it. Do not think that justice always prevails and the police can help you get out of it. It’s very critical to have the best criminal defense lawyer in your corner. Your lawyer can help you get out of it as they know that many sex crimes convictions are fueled by the most ridiculous of claims and a shameful lack of evidence. Some accusers also change their testimony and story during the course of the trial and your lawyer can use this as a proof of your innocence of such crime.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with any crime, specifically sex and abuse crimes, and don’t know what to do, time is of the essence, you should immediately call former Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit Nicole Blank Becker.