Experienced Michigan Sex Crimes Attorney
As a Michigan criminal sexual conduct attorney, Matthew L. Norwood has extensive experience in defending clients against sexual assault and sex crime charges. These offenses are among the most common criminal charges in the state, and the consequences of a conviction can have severe, long-lasting impacts on a person’s life.
Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan
Under Michigan law, sexual crimes are referred to as criminal sexual conduct (CSC). CSC charges range from first to fourth degree. ‘Statutory rape’ is another serious sexual crime charge in Michigan, involving a sexual encounter with a person under 16 years of age. All criminal sexual conduct crimes require the expertise of an aggressive defense attorney.
Penalties for Sex Crimes
Sexual assault crimes carry severe punishments, including:
- Possible life sentences
- 25-year minimum prison terms
- Mandatory registration on Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry for at least 25 years
- GPS monitoring and posting pictures online for registered sex offenders
Juvenile offenders will usually join the public registry after they reach the age of 18. Registered sex offenders may face limitations in job opportunities and be subjected to harassment.
Sexually Explicit Material and CSC Investigations
In a large number of CSC investigations, police obtain search warrants and seize personal computers and sexually explicit materials. Sexually explicit material on your computer can form the basis of a criminal charge, including pornography, even if pornography is not directly involved in any allegations.
Protecting Your Rights and Future
If you’re facing sex crime charges, contact Matthew L. Norwood, a Michigan sex crimes attorney, to protect your rights and future. He understands the devastating consequences of being placed on the sex offender registry and will work tirelessly to defend you.
To speak with Attorney Norwood about your criminal charges, get a free consultation today by calling (810) 235-4639 or writing to us through our contact form. We want to hear from you.