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3rd Degree Sex Crimes Information Guide

Being accused of a sex crime in Michigan is very serious and entails numerous consequences depending on the degree of criminal sexual conduct (CSC). Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan has four "Degrees": First Degree CSC, Second Degree CSC, Third Degree CSC, and Fourth Degree CSC. Contrary to belief, a 3rd degree CSC charge takes on more serious penalties than a 2nd degree CSC. Otherwise known as “statutory rape,” you may face up to 15 years in prison, a lifetime public sex offender registration under SORA and a host of other collateral consequences.

When you’re facing 3rd degree CSC charges, you don't have the luxury of making a mistake in hiring a "jack of all trades" general criminal defense attorney. At Prain Law, PLLC, Attorney Brian J. Prain is a Metro Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer specifically concentrating on defending those accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan, because a very specific problem requires a very specific approach.

WHAT IS 3RD DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT?

At Prain Law, PLLC we have written dozens of articles on Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, addressing every aspect of these cases from investigation and arrest, defining exactly what 3rd Degree CSC means, initial issues that come up in District Court at the Preliminary Exam stage, strategies for defending the case at trial in Circuit Court and sentencing if you take a plea.

The resources below are organized in chronological order from the beginning of a police investigation for a 3rd degree CSC all the way to the end of the case. Remember, if you hire our Metro Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer, then you've got the best chance of not ever being sentenced at all

RELATED: Read about just one of Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Prain's many verdicts of NOT GUILTY of Criminal Sexual Conduct.

RELATED: Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Prain again named in D Business Top Lawyers, 2020.

POLICE INVESTIGATION, CSC CHARGES, WARRANT & ARREST

PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN METRO DETROIT COUNTIES

THE BEGINNING PHASE OF THE CSC COURT PROCESS IN DISTRICT COURT

CIRCUIT COURT PHASE (PRETRIAL, MOTIONS, TRIAL, & DEFENSES)

PENALTIES & CONSEQUENCES (ONLY IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF 3rd DEGREE CSC)

Metro Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Prain of Prain Law, PLLC has been repeatedly recognized by the most prestigious organizations in the legal arena. Among many other awards, Brian J. Prain has been recognized as follows:

CONTACT PRAIN LAW, PLLC IMMEDIATELY AT (248) 731-4543 OR VIA EMAIL USING OUR CONTACT FORM HERE IF YOU'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN MICHIGAN. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY RESPOND TO INQUIRIES ON BEHALF OF THE ACCUSED, AND ONLY FOR MATTERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION OR CURRENTLY HAVE AN OPEN COURT CASE (WE DO NOT RESPOND TO INQUIRIES BY ACCUSERS OR INQUIRIES ABOUT OLD CASES OR REMOVAL FROM SORA).

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