Criminal Sexual Offenses
Being arrested or charged with a sex offense, such as criminal sexual conduct (CSC) or rape, immediately changes your life and affects your future. An accusation and investigation can harm your reputation, cause you to lose your job and adversely impact your family life; in Michigan, a conviction may mean a lengthy prison sentence, together with decades of registration on the Michigan Sex Offender registry.
There are four “degrees” (or levels) of criminal sexual conduct charges in Michigan; conviction on a charge of even the lowest degree would entail a sentence of up to 2 years in prison, together with registration as a sex offender for 25 years.
The Leydorf Law Firm is prepared to assist you, discretely and efficiently, in fighting any charges and/or negotiating a plea in matters that include:
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Child molestation
- Sexual contact with minors
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd/lascivious conduct
We have worked with clients throughout the state of Michigan. Our clients have included doctors, nurses, attorneys, college students and professional athletes. The stigma of a sex offense accusation causes some people to plead guilty quickly in the hopes of making the situation go away faster. Other people attempt to prove their innocence by providing information that is then used against them. If you are facing such an accusation, even if you have not yet been charged, you should discuss your situation with an experienced defense attorney right away. Even if a crime has been committed and you wish to accept responsibility for your actions, you will need someone to negotiate on your behalf. All too often, law enforcement will represent to individuals that no charges will be filed if the suspect just tells them what exactly happened. This is simply an interrogation tactic and often secures confessions from individuals accused of a crime. People must realize that they are taking a huge risk when they speak to law enforcement without having spoken to an attorney first.
At the Leydorf Law Firm, we advocate for our client’s interests and protect their legal rights. We will maintain open lines of communication, earn your trust, and work to develop a dynamic and effective strategy to get any charges against you either reduced or dismissed.
Contact attorney Nicholas Leydorf at any time by calling (517) 388-6800.