Intent To Sexually Penetrate

Assault with Intent to Sexually Penetrate

Michigan Sex Crime Laws: The difference between assault with intent and CSC, penalties of the charges and what to do when facing a an assault with intent charge.

Not all sex crime charges involve allegations of completed sexual penetration. Occasionally, allegations involve a defendant who did not complete the crime for one reason or another is accused of having the intent to sexualy penetrate another individual. This situation can be charged as the crime of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct involving penetration. This is a very serious crime, although the penalty is somewhat less than with the corresponding Criminal Sexual Conduct charge.

Defending this type of allegation requires an attorney with superior court room skills. At the end of a trial, a jury will essentially be asked what the defendant was thinking about doing, rather than what he actually did. If you are facing this charge or any other sex related accusation, you owe it to yourself to consult with one of our seasoned and successful trial lawyers.

To prove this offense at trial, the prosecutor must show beyond a reasonable doubt that: (a) the defendant committed an assault; and (b) the defendant intended to commit CSC involving penetration. An assault is an attempt to commit a battery or an illegal act that places another person in reasonable fear of an immediate battery. The statute of limitations on sex crime charges is longer than on most other types of criminal offenses. This means that prosecutors have a longer time frame in which to charge a person with assault with intent to commit penetration than they would with other criminal charges.

This crime is not to be confused with attempted CSC. This may seem a little confusing but that’s why having a seasoned team of trial veterans like The Kronzek Firm is so advantageous for our clients. We know the law, and we’ve been in the trenches for about 100 combined years. We have been doing criminal defense and sexual assault defense since we opened our doors in 1998. Before that, our founding partners had already achieved an impressive history of trial successes. Defending any type of criminal sex charge can be a daunting challenge. Don’t make the mistake of putting your life in the hands of an unqualified attorney.

Penalties for Assault with Intent to Sexually Penetrate

Assault with Intent to Commit CSC involving penetration is a felony offense with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Additionally, this is a Tier III offense requiring lifetime registration under the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) unless special requirements are met to exit the registry early. Read more about Michigan’s penal code 750.520c.

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