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  • Can I be Convicted of CSC Based Only on Hearsay?
    Can I be Convicted of CSC Based Only on Hearsay?

    Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) cases are very unique among criminal charges. Michigan CSC charges are broken down into four basic degrees: Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, MCL 750.520b - up to LIFE ...

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    What is a "Rape Kit" and How is it Used?

    Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) cases in Michigan often involve a form of evidence commonly called a "rape kit." But what is a rape kit? A rape kit, properly called a "sexual assault evidence collection ...

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  • What is CARE House?
    What is CARE House?

    If you have been accused of a sex crime involving a child in Macomb County, Michigan, then during a police interview or somewhere else along the way, you may have heard the phrase "CARE House" or ...

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  • Assault With Intent to Commit CSC - NOT GUILTY!
    Assault With Intent to Commit CSC - NOT GUILTY!

    JUSTICE WAS SERVED for another one of Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Brian J. Prain's clients when a jury found him NOT GUILTY of sex crimes (Criminal Sexual Conduct) in May, 2016. It was a long ...

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  • New Michigan Law Requires DNA Upon Felony Arrest - CSC
    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 ...

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  • Michigan CSC Attorney - DNA Evidence Basics
    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 ...

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