CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT
This is the most dangerous offense with which one can be charged because:
- It is the hardest to defend. Allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, or sexual deviance are viewed with revulsion by many potential jurors and finding 12 unbiased persons to judge the accused and make the prosecution prove it's case beyond a reasonable doubt takes great skill.
- It is also the most dangerous because the penalties are so severe. Aside from lengthy prison terms, being place on the sex offender registry list is, in effect a sentence to social death.
If you have been charged with a criminal sex offense, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Call 248 584-4700 24/7. You must not under any circumstances talk to the police before you talk to an attorney.
There are four degrees of criminal sexual conduct which are roughly based on levels of force or intimidation. The first and third degrees of criminal sexual conduct require forced or coerced penetration, which can be vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse, or a finger or other object inserted in another person’s genital or anal opening. Second and fourth degrees are concerned with sexual contact or touching, but not penetration.
Another area of sexual offenses involves solicitation of minors using the internet and using the internet for downloading child pornography or other sexually abusive acts. It has been my experience that certain sites are set up to find and entrap the purchasers of child pornography but because of the ambiguous description of the material available, entrap “normal” non-child pornography users into downloading material they do not want - but is now on their computer and will be used by the police as proof of the crime. If you have been charged with a criminal internet sexual crime, call me immediately at 248 584-4700.
I have represented persons accused of every sexual offense in the statute book, involving every variety of alleged victim from child complainants to an adult spouse making complaints against the person to whom they are married, sometimes to win an advantage in a divorce or custody battle.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you talk to the police, social workers, school authorities or any other person without first getting an experienced attorney.
One of my most difficult cases involved a child of 15 accusing her father of having committed acts of CSC with her over the course of many years. People have a hard time believing that a child can lie, or would lie knowing the great harm those lies would cause a parent and the entire family. The prosecution often, and in that case did bring in an FBI expert witness to testify that children do not lie about such matters. Yet with the use of extensive discovery and examination of school records, witness statements, interviews, examination of police records and statements, the building of a detailed chronology, and the testimony of our own expert, I was able to prove that all her claims were lies. After many years, her parents have been advised that their daughter had an undiagnosed medical problem that was most likely the cause of what were wide ranging and extreme behaviors .
If you have been charged or have been contacted by the police and think you might be charged, call me today at 248 584-4700, it is crucial that you have an experienced attorney to defend you in this most serious and difficult situation.