Aggressively Protecting Your Rights In Criminal Defense Cases

Confident Representation In Criminal Sexual Conduct Matters

Have you been accused of criminal sexual conduct? Were formal charges filed against you? Regardless of the situation, we can help. At Williams & Associates, we leverage more than 35 years of experience when handling all types of sex offense and criminal defense cases. We fully understand the impact that these cases can have on your life and future. This is why we fight so hard to ensure that your rights are protected and justice is served.

While the term “criminal sexual conduct” applies to many types of sex crimes in Michigan, our firm can examine your specific situation and determine how to handle it based on what is in your best interests. We fully understand the sensitivity of your case, which is why we promise to handle your case with the highest level of discretion and confidentiality. Your questions will be answered quickly and without judgment, and you will always feel respected and in good hands with our team.

Penalties For Conviction

As with other types of charges, the severity of the punishments for a conviction in a criminal sexual conduct case depends on the level of charge. For instance, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, which involves the nonconsensual sexual penetration of another person, leaves someone facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and possibly life in prison. While this is the most severe situation, second-degree and lesser charges also may carry prison time and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

The Importance Of Selecting The Right Attorney

Before deciding who should represent you, you need to ask questions of a potential lawyer and find out if he or she is knowledgeable enough to handle your situation. Some attorneys who have less experience in criminal matters, especially with criminal sexual conduct charges, will advise clients to plead guilty and do the time. In one situation, when a client was advised to do this, we took action and got a 15-count case dismissed.

At Williams & Associates, we don’t shy away from sex crimes because we fully understand the impact these types of charges can have on a person’s life, and we want to make sure every defendant gets the quality representation they need and deserve to protect their rights and best interests. Whether you are an adult or a young person facing charges, we can help you understand the charges against you and defend yourself.

Don’t hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation today. Contact us online or call our Traverse City office at 231-735-8575.