Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Assisting Clients with Sex Crime Charges in Oakland County
When you have been charged with a sex crime in Oakland County, Michigan, you need to have an experienced Oakland County criminal defense attorney on your side. Sex crimes in the state of Michigan are taken extremely seriously, and a conviction can mean severe penalties. If you are convicted of a sex crime in the state, you can be assessed financial penalties in addition to a term of imprisonment. Yet more than many other criminal convictions, having a sex crime on your record can impact you for the rest of your life. Even after you have served your sentence, you will need to disclose that you have been convicted of a sex crime on applications for employment and credit, and you will most likely need to register with the Public Sex Offender Registry.
Individuals are wrongly accused of sex crimes on a regular basis, and it is important to get started on your defense as soon as possible. An advocate at the law office of Paul J. Tafelski can talk with you about your options today.
Types of Sex Crime Cases We Handle in Oakland County
Under Michigan law, sex crime offenses typically fall under a larger category defined as “criminal sexual conduct.” At the law office of Paul J. Tafelski, we regularly assist clients with defense strategies for a wide variety of sex crime cases, including but not limited to the following:
- Sexual assault;
- Statutory rape;
- Criminal sexual conduct concurrent with another felony offense;
- Indecent exposure;
- Prostitution or solicitation;
- Child pornography; and
- Internet sex crimes.
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Oakland County
The penalties for sex crimes in Oakland County are severe. Depending upon the specific facts of the case, an individual convicted of a sex crime can face one of the following penalties:
- Felony criminal sexual conduct in the first degree (up to a life term of imprisonment);
- Felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree (up to 15 years in prison);
- Felony criminal sexual conduct in the third degree (up to 15 years in prison);
- Misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree (up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500);
- Felony assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the first degree (up to 10 years in prison); and
- Felony assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the second degree (up to five years in prison).
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
If you are convicted of criminal sexual conduct in Oakland County, you should know that you can be classified as a sex offender who is required to register with the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. The Registry provides the public with ready access over the internet to information about sex offenders, including name, date of birth, photograph, physical address, vehicle information, and identifying physical characteristics.
Contact an Oakland County Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
Are you facing charges for a sex crime in Michigan? An Oakland County sex crime attorney can help with your case. Contact the law offices of Paul J. Tafelski for more information about the services we provide.