Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Archives - Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney – Brian J. Prain, PLLC

Criminal Sexual Conduct Dismissed if Alleged Victim Doesn’t Show-up?

Criminal Sexual Conduct charges in Michigan can send you to Prison for the rest of your life.  You can even be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 25 years, such as in the case of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree involving someone under 13 years of age.  With so much gossip circulating about .. read more

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

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

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