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The penalties for Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (CSC Third Degree) are extremely serious and life altering.  Although the penalties for CSC Third Degree are less than those for CSC 1st Degree, they are the second highest penalties in the Michigan criminal sexual conduct category. Both CSC 1st Degree and CSC Third Degree require penetration in order to be found guilty or plead to either.

 

The penalties are different for CSC 1st Degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree based on the AGE of the accuser.  Where you can be charged with CSC 1st Degree if the minor is under 13 years old, you will be charged with Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct if the minor is between the ages of 13-15, often referred to as Statutory Rape. The penalties for each are steep, where a CSC 1st Degree charge you are subject to a mandatory minimum sentencing of 25 years, for a CSC Third Degree or Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct you are subject to a mandatory minimum sentencing of 1 year.

 

For CSC 1st Degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree, the penalties differentiate based on the AGE of the minor. If the minor is under the age of 13, you will be charged with CSC 1st Degree and face a maximum penalty of life in prison AND be subject to  mandatory minimum sentencing of 25 years in prison. If the minor is between the ages of 13-15, you will be charged with CSC Third Degree and you will be subject to  a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison AND be subject to mandatory minimum sentencing of one year in prison.

 

There are a number of different fact scenarios in which you can be charged with a Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC Third Degree) and therefore face the CSC Third Degree penalties. For example, you have sexual relations, including penetration, with a minor aged 13-15 years old (Statutory Rape). You have sexual relations involving penetration with another adult, and that adult claims it was Non Consensual (Rape). You are related to the accuser and sexual penetration occurs. The accuser is a student at a public school/non public school and you are a teacher/employee of the school. The accuser is between the ages of 16-26 years old and receives special education services.  You are employed at a child care organization or a foster family.

 

No matter what fact scenario above fits your circumstances, a Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC Third Degree) is a Felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years in prison. You will be subject to mandatory minimum sentencing of one (1) year in prison. You will be required to wear an electronic tether for the rest of your life. You will also be required to register on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

 

You will have to register with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry either quarterly or three times a year. Having to register as a sex offender with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry has certain stigmas attatched to it that may tarnish your reputation and your way of life forever. Registering with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry is a black mark on your record forever. As an adult it may not only negatively affect your personal life, but your professional life as well. As a teenager it ruins any possibility of advancing your life to its fullest potential.

 

Important to note is the fact that majority of lawyers who do not routinely handle sex related cases are not aware of all the penalties and nuances that come along with being charged and sentenced to a Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC Third Degree) charge. They are surprised when they get to sentencing and the state and the Judge are discussing sentencing you to one (1) year in prison at a minimum. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your freedom.

 

CSC 3rd Degree Michigan Penalty

IN ORDER TO PROPERLY FIGHT THE MICHIGAN PENALTIES THAT COME ALONG WITH CSC THIRD DEGREE CHARGES – HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED:

 

You need a lawyer who does nothing but Sexual Assault cases. Who can do them in their sleep. As soon as you learn that you are being either charged/ investigated for a Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC Third Degree) charge, contact ATTORNEY NICOLE BLANK BECKER immediately, it will be one of the best decisions you make to save your life and your freedom.

 

Nicole has years of experience with all of the Michigan criminal sexual conduct charges and knows exactly what to do the moment she is hired. When the penalties are this steep, don’t settle for just any attorney. You need an attorney who focuses solely on sexual conduct in Michigan. Nicole’s 20+ years of intense experience under her belt speak for themselves. Having been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, Nicole’s skills and intense understanding of the law and sentencing guidelines earned her the title of Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit.

 

As the Chief, Nicole was the one in charge of teaching both the other attorneys and the police how to properly handle sex charges like 3rd degree CSC. She studied sentencing guidelines, read, charged, negotiated and went to jury trial on Sexualy related crimes everyday. As the prior Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit, Nicole has truly seen it all. She knows all of the idiosyncrasies that come along with Sexual Assault Charges, and she will use those skills in the fight for your life.

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Troy, MI 48083
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