Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyers

With Everything That Has Happened, You Need Our Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorneys On Your Side

Your reputation affects every aspect of your life. That’s why being charged or convicted of a sex crime in Michigan can destroy everything for you as it damages both your professional and personal reputation–especially if convicted, which is made public.

The Michigan criminal sexual conduct lawyers at Gentry Nalley are here to help. Our experience and understanding with these sensitive legal matters enables us to help those who have had criminal sexual conduct charges wrongly filed against them. Let us help you understand what you need to know to help maneuver matters back in your favor.

What You Need to Know About Sexual Offense Classification

Regardless of public perception, not every sex offender is a violent criminal. Everything from simple misdemeanors to the most severe offense can cause people to be placed on the registry for sex offenders. The Adam Walsh Act sets the standards for how law enforcement classifies sexual offenses, which every state must enforce:

Tier I
Criminal Sexual Conduct Offenses

  • Non-violent with persons of the age of majority (consent)
  • Requires registration on the sexual offender registry

Tier II
Criminal Sexual Conduct Offenses

  • Non-violent Involving minors
  • Requires being registered for no less than 25 years

Tier III
Criminal Sexual Conduct Offenses

  • The most serious designation
  • Includes those convicted of violent and non-violent acts with minors or adults.

For help understanding which tier your accusation may fall under or what to do if you are charged, contact our Michigan criminal sexual conduct lawyers today.

How Rape is Classified in Michigan

The state of Michigan defines rape as forcing or coercing an individual to engage in any non-consensual sexual act or penetration. While this may take place in a wide variety of situations, over 80% of rapes are between individuals who are acquaintances, and more than 50% of rapes happen on dates.

However, not all of these situations are as simple or clear-cut as one may think. The fact is, sexual offenses involving rape can be both highly complex and subjective.

If you are facing rape allegations, it’s best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience from the Michigan criminal sexual conduct attorneys at Gentry and Nalley for the best defense possible.

Michigan’s Laws on Prostitution

Prostitution is the act of engaging in sexual activity for pay. More specifically, Michigan Penal Code 750.448 establishes that a person is guilty of a crime who “accosts, solicits, or invites another person in a public place or in or from a building or vehicle, by word, gesture, or any other means, to commit prostitution or to do any other lewd or immoral act”.

However, due to the nature of choice in both parties, Michigan law does not specifically define prostitution. Consequently, it has come to be known as a “victimless crime” while still having dire effects on the accused.

Gentry Nalley can be trusted to untangle the complicated web of accusation, intentions, and actions that are involved with accusations of soliciting and providing prostitution. Let our Michigan criminal sexual conduct attorneys answer your questions or help with allegations.

What Internet Sex Crimes Are

Internet sex crimes refer to any form of criminal activity of a sexual nature that involves the internet. This includes both the production and consumption of child pornography, online communication with minors, including plans to meet up, and conspiracy crimes.
As access and use of the Internet has grown in recent years, so have internet sex crime cases. Gentry Nalley’s legal insights and experience are crucial when understanding how to navigate this accusation.

Understanding Cases of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is when a person has had sexual contact with a child. Examples of child sexual abuse include sexual touching, penetration, manipulating the child to do something sexual, or taking graphic photos of children.

Clients facing this potential criminal charge need skilled, experienced legal representation. Gentry Nalley’s Michigan criminal sexual conduct team can help make certain that your case is handled with both precision and sensitivity.

Indecent Exposure in Michigan

Michigan Penal Code 750.335a defines indecent exposure as someone who exposes his or her person to another individual’s person and does so knowingly in a way that is open or indecent.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor offense in Michigan and can have dire effects on the reputation of the accused. Knowing its gravity, Gentry Nalley offers unmatched competence to those facing indecent exposure charges.

Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony

In Michigan, an assault doesn’t require the actual touching of another person. Really, it’s nothing more than you unsuccessfully attempting to touch someone in a harmful or offensive way. It also includes an action which makes a person believe you are going to touch them in a harmful or offensive way.

These vague terms on assault in Michigan create uncertainty for anyone who has been accused of this crime. That’s why it’s wise to look to Gentry Nalley’s Michigan criminal sexual conduct lawyers when navigating this charge.

Michigan Juvenile Sex Crimes

Michigan views juvenile sex crime as any infraction in this category committed by persons under the age of 17. And while persons under the age of 18 aren’t likely to face as serious of penalties compared to adult offenders, there are still severe penalties at stake for the accused, such as probation, restitution, rehabilitation.

There are not only risks of penalties but also consequences that can last a lifetime for those accused of juvenile sex crimes. Thus, these cases deserve the utmost attention and sensitivity.

Gentry Nalley believes everyone deserves attentive legal support, especially when the accused is younger and at their most vulnerable. This includes minors on both sides of an accusation.

Our team will advocate for youths experiencing this accusation, helping them receive the protections offered by the judicial system while enabling them to tell the truth of their case.

Human Trafficking Cases in Michigan

Human trafficking occurs when the accused person (or “trafficker”) uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in sex, labor or services against his or her will.

When facing a grave charge like this, it is best to rely on the unsurpassed ability of Gentry Nalley to establish what truly took place in order to achieve justice for the accused. Thanks to years of experience achieving optimal results, our legal team is ready to help our clients with every aspect of even the most complex cases.

“Heather did an amazing job for a client I had referred. She was prompt and extremely effective. For me, as an attorney, it is always important to be able to refer people to other attorneys I can trust to give quality legal services. I will not hesitate to refer Ms. Nalley again to other clients for matters I do not handle.”

– Dickron Bohikian

What You Should Do When Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges in Michigan

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re suddenly facing criminal sexual conduct charges in Michigan, it’s important to remain calm and do what you’re supposed to. This includes following these recommendations to protect your rights and your future:

  1. Do not talk to anyone without your attorney present. Be polite and cooperative, but only say, “I would like to see my attorney.”
  2. Do not share details of the case with anyone, verbally or in writing or electronically, including co-workers, alleged co-conspirators, board members, stakeholders or family.
  3. Do not consent to anything without the advice of an attorney. This includes searches, DNA samples or surrendering any records or computer passwords.
  4. Do not resist arrest. Comply willingly with law enforcement and inform them at the earliest possible moment that you require an attorney.
  5. The only information you should provide to law enforcement officials is your name, address, contact information, fingerprints and the name of your attorney.
  6. Contact Gentry Nalley as soon as you are granted access to a phone. You may also ask law enforcement to contact us for you.

Get Help From Our Criminal Defense Attorneys

We understand how it feels to have your life turned upside down after being accused of a criminal sexual conduct charge. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide legal care as we help you understand the situation and how we can help you. Team up with the Michigan criminal sexual conduct attorneys at Gentry Nalley for experienced, insightful legal representation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorneys Who Know How to Help

Gentry Nalley has decades of experience helping Michigan residents navigate the delicate, complex situations that arise from accusations involving criminal sexual conduct. Let our legal team successfully guide you through the legal process and attain the results you deserve.

Contact Our Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyers

If you’re facing a criminal sexual conduct charge, Gentry Nalley has the experience you need to uncover the facts of your case and mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. Contact us today and breathe easier by knowing your case is in good hands.

Get in touch with us by calling (517) 552-4092 or use our contact form.

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Contact our Michigan criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation. Use our contact form or call (517) 552-4092.