In Michigan, sexual assault offenses are described as criminal sexual conduct CSC offenses and are distinguished by several factors including: In addition to assault offenses, there are a host of other sex-related crimes that can result in imprisonment or jail time and — like the assault offenses — will require someone convicted of these crimes to register as a sex offender for several years.
These include, but are not limited to: Distinguishing Sexual Assault Crimes Michigan categorizes sexual assault cases by degrees depending upon the nature and extent of the assault, the age of the victim, and the relationship between the victim and the defendant. The list below does not provide a complete definition of these individual crimes, but offers a general description of what they involve: The age or mental capacity of the victim The relationship between the parties e.
The use of force or a weapon to accomplish the act Whether or not the act resulted in physical injury Other aggravating factors include whether the perpetrator was in a position of trust over or significantly older than the victim.
CSC-I, which carries a lifetime penalty, often involves extreme violence, deadly weapons, severe bodily injury, or an exceptionally young victim. Assault With Intent Offenses: Michigan law also covers sexual assault offenses where a defendant is said to have committed assault with the intent to commit sexual conduct penetration or contact , though such conduct never actually occurred. An experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney , like those at the Peter J.
Johnson Law Office, PLLC , appreciates the nuances at issue in every sex crime case and knows how to finagle his or her arguments to win the client the best deal possible in negotiations with the prosecutor or successfully influence the jury at trial. The stakes are simply too high not to hire a knowledgeable and tested lawyer in cases like these. Those offenses are classified by Tiers , with the most severe offenses requiring lifetime registration four times a year with no relief for removal from the registry under any circumstances.
Pleading guilty not only affects whether or not you go to prison or get probation, but it impacts the quality of your life well after your sentence is served. Registered sex offenders are routinely abused and neglected by a fearful and misinformed public. And the attorneys at the Peter J. Johnson Law Office do. Call the Peter J. We can talk on the phone or you can visit us in our office. Your future is at stake.