The accusation of sexual abuse alone can have a devastating effect on your life. Being labeled a sex offender — even if you are not ultimately convicted — can result in public embarrassment, job loss and lifelong stigma.
Make no mistake: These types of cases are unlike other criminal charges and require the services of skilled criminal defense trial counsel with substantial experience protecting the rights of the accused and compelling the state to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. At Reeds, Reeds, Hammerschmidt & Stickradt, P.C., we represent defendants of all felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including criminal sexual conduct such as:
- Rape/sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Internet predator and solicitation of a minor
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual abuse and incest
- Sex offender registration violations
At our southeast Michigan law firm, we have developed a substantial practice in the negotiation and litigation of cases involving all manner of sex crimes, especially those involving criminal sexual conduct with children. We have tried thousands of criminal cases over the last 40 years.
Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
Simply making an accusation against a person for criminal sexual conduct can be devastating, and many times these accusations are totally without merit. Nevertheless, the person accused must fight hard to defend the charges made.
Remain Silent and Seek Counsel
We generally advise our clients, when faced with these kinds of allegations, to remain silent and seek counsel immediately! The defendant must be willing to fight against these allegations and to retain dedicated lawyers willing to present an aggressive defense in support of the accused.
The Need to Retain Counsel Immediately
Criminal sexual conduct charges involve situational allegations, from predatory behavior to possession of sexually explicit information. Because of the serious nature of such charged offenses, and the penalties associated with any conviction, a good defense attorney should be retained without delay.
In many cases, the defense should retain expert witnesses to review evidence and the interrogation process. This often ensures that a particular witness statement is voluntary, and not made as a result of suggestive comments by another person to the witness. Often, the procedures put in place to prevent unwarranted charges are ineffective.
Defending Your Rights in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Livingston Counties: 888-586-1490
Having been charged with a Michigan sex crime does NOT make you guilty. You have the legal right to contact an attorney and get the defense you need from these serious charges. Contact a Michigan sex crimes lawyer at our firm for a free consultation and review of your rights when faced with these humiliating charges.