Criminal Sexual Conduct - First Degree
Imprisonment for 25 Years, Registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for Life
Not Guilty by Jury
Attorney Jordan’s client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct In the first degree after a young girl said he touched her one night in bed when he was dating her mother. The disclosure was completely out of the blue as Attorney Jordan’s client and the girl’s mother had not been in a relationship for two years. At the time he was charged he was about to get married and start a family.
Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree charges are about as serious as it gets in the world of criminal charges. Attorney Jordan’s client faced a mandatory 25-year prison sentence, followed by registering as a sex offender on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for life and a lifetime of wearing a GPS monitor.
Attorney Jordan found himself defending a client in court where there was not a mountain of evidence -- just the allegation of one person. That one person was a very sympathetic victim. After a four-week trial, the verdict was Not Guilty by Jury!!
Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Charges
There are few criminal charges — if any — that can be more devastating than a sex crime charge. The mere allegation of a sex offense could cost you your job, your community reputation and even your marriage. If you are convicted, you face severe criminal penalties, possible registration as a sex offender and the stigma of being labeled a sexual predator by society.
In Michigan, there are four degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC). They range from CSC first degree, which carries a maximum prison sentence of life and lifetime electronic monitoring. CSC second degree and third degree charges may result in imprisonment for up to 15 years. CSC fourth degree carries a maximum sentence of 2 years.
Facing Sex Charges? You Need a Sex Crime Lawyer by Your Side.
If you’re accused of a sex crime that you did not commit, talking to the police or trying to iron things out with the complaining witness isn’t something you should take on yourself.
A skilled Michigan sex crimes lawyer will point out inconsistencies in the accuser’s story and flaws in the prosecution’s case.
Sex crime charges in Michigan are very serious.
Unfortunately, false accusations of sex crimes happen all too often, and it is difficult to know what to do if you are an innocent person accused of this very serious crime. If found guilty, you may face mandatory prison time and sex offender registration. It can be an extremely stressful situation if you have been falsely accused of a sexual offense such as rape, child molestation, or sexual assault.
Criminal Cases Involving Sex Charges are Complex
Sex charge cases are emotional in nature. Especially when you are charged with a sex crime involving a minor. It’s important to have the right Michigan sex crimes lawyer by your side to protect your rights and make sure your side of the story is told.
If you think you will be charged with a sex crime, don't wait until you’re charged to get a Michigan sex crimes lawyer. Have your lawyer by your side when you’re questioned by police to make sure your rights aren’t violated and that your statements aren’t being taken out of context.
NEVER SPEAK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY BY YOUR SIDE.
About Attorney Carl Jordan
As a former Wisconsin and Michigan Prosecutor, Carl Jordan is well able to go up against the "Special Prosecutor" that will be assigned to your case. Typically, a Special Prosecutor is assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit because they are highly experienced, extremely proficient and very well trained. The Special Victims Unit (SVU) is the name of a specialized division within some police departments. The detectives in this division typically investigate crimes involving sexual assault.
Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Jordan can provide the solid and tireless defense you need when facing a felony charge for a sex crime. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Jordan knows the criminal process from both sides and will use his insight to your advantage. You can set up a free consultation with Attorney Carl Jordan. He will explore your legal options and the issues affecting your case. He will work to keep you safe from a felonious assault conviction.
Carl Jordan defends clients accused of sex crimes in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Saint Clair, Lapeer, Genesee, Washtenaw, Monroe and beyond.