Has someone you know and love been charged with criminal sexual conduct?
Do you know what to do from here?
Being charged with criminal sexual conduct is one of the hardest charges to face. On this cloudy Monday morning in Detroit, Michigan, I will be sharing what to do when someone you know and love has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.
What is Criminal Sexual Conduct?
This first place to start is to know what you or someone you love is being charged with. The University of Michigan provides a clear definition of criminal sexual conduct by breaking it into two definitions. The first being the SAPAC definition and the second being the State of Michigan definition,
SAPAC defines sexual assault as any form of unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent and/or obtained through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion.
State of Michigan Definition:
There are four degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) under Michigan law and they cover a range of sexual contact and levels of force or intimidation. Survivor resistance is not a factor in assessing CSC and the law is gender neutral. Marital rape has also been illegal in Michigan since 1988.”
Whenever someone has to deal with a criminal charge it can be overwhelming and difficult to face. This is especially true when someone you know and love has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, no matter the degree.
If not handled carefully, this type of charge even if proven innocent, can have lasting effects on the defendant. This is why having a criminal defense attorney that on your side is so important. Contact someone who can believe in you and support you and your family through this difficult time.
Call: The David J. Kramer Law Firm, PLLC today.