Blog for Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Prain.

CSC Lawyer – Most Frequently Asked CSC Questions Answered

In this article, Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorney Brian J. Prain of PrainLaw, PLLC answers some of the most common questions asked by those facing CSC charges in Michigan.  Don’t see the answer you need below?  Call PrainLaw, PLLC at (844) CRIM-HELP or reach Brian directly at (248) 763-0641.  Let’s jump right into the .. read more

Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan – Related by Blood or Affinity

Sexual conduct with someone who is closely related to you is a crime under Michigan law.  Criminal Sexual Conduct charges in Michigan can become more severe if you are related to the alleged victim and they are “at least 13 but less than 16 years of age.”  Sexual conduct with a relative is commonly known .. read more

Should You Take a Polygraph in a sexual assault case?

Criminal Sexual Conduct cases in Michigan (“CSC”) are a very unique type of case.  As a Michigan CSC Defense Attorney, one question our office receives is “I’m innocent.  Should I take a polygraph?”  I’ll be clear at the outset – my general answer is NO. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and in .. read more

New Michigan Law Requires DNA Upon Felony Arrest – CSC

In the past, most people arrested and charged with crimes in Michigan did not have to give a sample of their DNA to the police.  DNA was typically only required when someone was actually convicted of a felony (a crime punishable by more than one year of imprisonment).  The most notable exception to this general .. read more

Michigan CSC Attorney – DNA Evidence Basics

AS WE ALL KNOW from popular TV shows like “CSI,” DNA evidence can be the difference between guilt and innocence in any sex crime prosecution. In Michigan, the basic sex crimes that involve some form of sexual penetration or sexual contact are broken down into 4 “degrees”: First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, MCL 750.520b (“CSC”), .. read more

What is Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct? CSC 4 Definition

Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan (“CSC 4”) is a “high court misdemeanor” – the law calls it a misdemeanor, but it is punished like a felony.  The actual Michigan 4th Degree CSC law, MCL 750.520e makes it punishable by up to 2 years in State Prison.  This law is long, complicated, and difficult .. read more