Act Immediately If You Face Sexual Assault Charges

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Cases involving sexual assault require immediate action by the accused to enlist experienced and accomplished legal representation. Law enforcement authorities and prosecutors move aggressively in these cases to build a strong case against the accused. It is essential that you have an attorney in your corner who will be equally aggressive in developing your defense and protecting your legal rights.

The law office of Michael A. McInerney, PLC, in Grand Rapids, has represented individuals throughout Michigan in criminal cases for more than three decades. We have extensive experience and a lengthy record of success representing clients in the full range of sexual assault crimes.

What Constitutes Sexual Assault?

Under Michigan law, sexual assault is a statutory criminal offense that involves any unwanted sexual act, either through force, coercion or threats. It is gender neutral and can include:

  • Inappropriate touching
  • Rape or attempted rape, including date rape and marital rape
  • Child molestation
  • Sexual battery

Michigan law identifies four degrees of criminal sexual conduct (CSC). The different levels cover a range of sexual contact and the amount of force or intimidation that was used. Penalties are severe and may include mandatory registration on Michigan's sex crimes offenders list.

We Work To Minimize The Impact Of Sexual Assault Charges

Conviction of any of these charges can be life-altering. We will take an aggressive approach to investigating the facts of your case. We recognize that the state's assertive prosecution of sexual criminal activity can result in individuals being wrongfully charged. You will be working with a lawyer who knows how to develop defense strategies that effectively counter the prosecution's case. This can result in the dismissal of charges, decreased charges or a not guilty verdict at trial.

Don't Wait To Hire A Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

It is important to act promptly when you face charges or even if you have only been questioned in connection with a sexual assault crime. Call 616-259-0862 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.