Assault with Intent to Commit CSC 2
Michigan Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct Laws: An Experienced Attorney can Make the Difference
When a person assaults another person with the intent to have unwanted sexual contact, this is known as assault with intent to commit CSC in the second degree. An assault is an attempt to engage in a battery or an illegal act that places another person in reasonable fear of an immediate battery.
If you are being investigated or prosecuted for this offense, you should immediately retain an attorney with a history of successful cases involving allegations of inappropriate contact. The Kronzek Firm has exactly that history. Our founding partners have been defending these cases since before the firm was founded. Our attorneys have many, many trial successes in cases with very difficult circumstances.
For a conviction to result at trial, the prosecutor must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
- the defendant assaulted another person;
- the defendant intended the assault for sexual gratification or arousal;
- the defendant specifically intended to touch the victim’s breast, genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttock, or related clothing, or the defendant specifically intended to have the individual touch such an area on the defendant; and
- there must be intent to act in a way that would support a second degree CSC conviction if the intended contact actually happened.
This offense is different from attempted CSC. With attempted CSC, a defendant may have acted beyond mere preparation of the crime without actually assaulting another person, but assault with intent crimes require the completion of an assault. Lastly, the statute of limitations for this offense is up to 10 years after the incident, or by the alleged victim’s 21st birthday, whichever is later, allowing for one exception.
Penalties for Assault with Intent to Commit CSC 2nd Degree
This offense is a felony with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. Additionally, a conviction of assault with intent to commit CSC second degree requires registration under the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA). The age of the alleged victim determines the tier placement of the registered individual. For example, those convicted of committing this crime on an alleged victim under the age of 13 will face lifetime sex offender registration, unless special requirements are met to get off the registry early. For more, read Michigan’s penal code 750.520g here.
A Reputation For Success
Because there is so much at stake, you want to pick the best attorney you can afford. The criminal defense team of Kronzek and Cronkright PLC has been successfully warding off sex crime convictions for clients for nearly two decades. Our ingenuity, tenacity and skill gives a decisive edge to our foray into the legal arena. Many clients over the years have been delighted with their case results. Many of our cases come to us as referrals. This only happens when clients, judges, attorneys and others see us courtroom work and like what they see.
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Don’t assume your situation is without hope. As soon as we are hired, we begin working immediately on all aspects of the case. We can help mitigate the confusion surrounding a criminal case while protecting a client’s rights in the process. We don’t cut corners—and we work with you, not just for you. Working together, we create the best possible defenses and find acceptable outcomes for our clients. At Kronzek and Cronkright PLC, we offer a free consultation for those interested in hiring legal representation. Call 1-866-766-5245 to speak with us directly or fill out our contact form.
We defend cases throughout Michigan, including places like Saginaw, Clare, Iosco, Antrim, Mason, Van Buren and Wayne. For more specific information on our areas of practice, consult our Michigan services by county page.
Learn More about Assault with Intent to Commit Second Degree CSC Charges:
- Sex Offender Registry
- Assault with Intent to Commit Second Degree CSC Definition (750.520c)
- Criminal Sexual Conduct