Criminal Sexual Conduct

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys

Defending those accused of criminal sexual conduct throughout Michigan, including Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Warren and Ann Arbor.

Defending against sex crime allegations is a difficult and complex assignment.  This is not a job for passive or timid attorneys.  At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, sex crime defense is one of our main practice areas.  We have a long history of successful defense.  Because we deal with these cases daily, we understand that there are many false allegations surfacing on a regular basis in Michigan.  Unfortunately, there are many people who go through the system and are never properly defended.  Michigan’s Criminal Sexual Conduct statute covers many of the crimes people commonly think of which involve sexual behavior—including rape, date rape and statutory rape. There are four main ‘categories’ or degrees of sex crimes as well as other misdemeanor offenses.

Degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct

Criminal sexual conduct (“CSC”) is broken down into four degrees, with first degree CSC (1st degree criminal sexual conduct) and third degree CSC (3rd degree criminal sexual conduct) involving “sexual penetration,” and second degree CSC (2nd degree criminal sexual conduct) and fourth degree CSC (4th degree criminal sexual conduct) involving “sexual contact.”  All of these crimes are extremely serious and require an aggressive proactive defense team to get the best possible result.  Being charged with a sex crime can be a life changing event.  You should not face this challenge alone or with an ill-prepared attorney.

Penalties for CSC Crimes

Punishments for convictions of any of the four degrees of Michigan sex crimes may include imprisonment. Generally, possible prison sentences range from 2 years to life or any term of years.  In addition, convicted sex offenders are generally placed on Michigan’s sex offender registry. It is the job of a highly-skilled sex crime attorney to work to get an acquittal, dismissal or reduction of the charges against their client so that the client will not face harsh punishments. Our attorneys work tirelessly reviewing the evidence against our clients, negotiating with the prosecution, and arguing in court for the best results.  Fortunately, our in-depth understanding of the defense of these most difficult cases has brought relief and freedom to many Michigan clients over the years.

Your Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorneys

While many lawyers have never tried a criminal sexual conduct case, we have tried many of these cases and have received excellent results doing so. We take an aggressive stance in defending our clients, which includes hiring top-notch experts, trial consultants and investigators to help with the case as needed. We will not judge a client base on an accusation. Every person in the United States is entitled to excellent criminal defense and that’s what we provide people in Michigan accused of criminal sexual conduct.

Learn More About The Different Degrees Of Criminal Sexual Conduct:

Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree (first degree csc)

  • First degree CSC involves penetration and a combination of one or more other factors. Some of these factors include the age, relationship and/or coercion of the alleged victim. Read more here (read more about csc 1st degree).

Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree (second degree csc)

  • Second degree CSC involves allegations of sexual conduct, rather than penetration. Often, these types of cases are difficult to defend, as many times the only evidence presented is testimony of the alleged victim. Read more here(read more about csc 2nd degree)..

Criminal Sexual Conduct Third Degree (third degree csc)

  • Third degree CSC involves penetration, much like first degree CSC, however the difference is in more tightly defined aggravating factors. Most often date rape and statuory rape fall within this category. Learn more here (read more about csc 3rd degree)..

Criminal Sexual Conduct Fourth Degree (fourth degree csc)

  • Just like second degree offenses, fourth degree CSC involves allegations of sexual contact, not penetration, but also includes other factors. Read about those factors here (read more about csc 4th degree).

If you’ve been accused of a criminal sexual conduct crime contact us immediately for your free initial consultation: (866) 766-5245.

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