In child molestation cases, prosecutors in Michigan are under intense pressure to pursue the most serious of felony criminal charges. This is true even in cases where no physical evidence can be found. Likewise, jurors often do not require as high a degree of proof to convict somebody of such a crime. These convictions can lead to a long prison sentence, losing family, and having to register as a sex offender. This is the framework throughout all of Michigan, including Ingham County, Antrim County, Oakland County, Lenawee County, Macomb County and beyond. If you have been accused of molesting or sexually assaulting a child, please be very concerned. Do not take it lightly. Do not think that justice always prevails. Do not believe that the police will help you. You are facing years in prison.
Our attorneys at The Kronzek Firm practice throughout all of Michigan and focus on sex crimes such as child molestation and indecency with a child. Our lawyers have earned a statewide reputation for our proven case results, which are distinguished by many acquittals and dismissals. We have the specialized training, experience, understanding, and skill to defend against sex assault allegations by a child. There are thousands of people in prison today based only on sexual allegations by a child.
The charge in a child molestation case in Michigan is usually Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC). The degree of the charge will depend on the allegations made as well as the prosecuting attorney’s discretion. Penalties range from a couple of years in prison up to possible life in prison. Then there are parole restrictions. In addition, even after release from prison, registration on Michigan’s public sex offender registry is required.
There are so very many complexities in handling allegations of child sex crimes. For example, to avoid tainting the results, the state of Michigan has created particular protocols for questioning children. The intent is to use these protocols in every city and county, including the cities of Farmington Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw and in the counties of Genessee, Alpena, Iosco, and Berrien. Law enforcement officers are supposed to follow these interviewing protocols as well, but our lawyers have seen most cases where such proper protocols were in fact not used. Our lawyers can quickly spot tainted questions as well as fallacies surrounding physical and misunderstood anatomical evidence. Our team’s skills have led to acquittals in child molestation cases.
Our lawyers have continually kept up to date with relevant legal topics which include those concerning child witnesses, false evidence, and false confessions. Our law firm is closely aligned with The National Center for Child Abuse Defense, and we serve as referral attorneys for those seeking the Center’s assistance or advice in their defense. To build the best, winning team, we use a vast network of medical and psychological experts, made up of nationally recognized authorities. It is especially important to have an aggressive and determined child molestation defense in counties such as Ionia, Kent, Shiawassee, and Livingston.
Free attorney consultation: Fill out our contact form or call 1-866-5245 at any time, any day of the week to speak to an experienced Michigan defense lawyer about your child sexual abuse case. Our attorneys represent clients throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Holland, Battle Creek, Saginaw, Detroit, and Flint.
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