Few wrongful accusations can be as difficult to navigate such as criminal sexual conduct. An allegation of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree is one of the most serious charges a person can face in anywhere Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, or anywhere in Michigan. It poses up to a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in the state prison, lifetime electronic monitoring, as well as many years or decades of registration on Michigan's Sex Offender Registry (SORA).
It is important to note that in the charging stage, this is an allegation, not a proven fact. Yet you or your loved one's life literally hangs in the balance.
Barnwell Law has had success defending people accused of sex crimes and rape in Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County, including cities such as Warren, Roseville, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Clinton Township, Detroit, and many other cities.
In some of these cases, wise clients who proactively reached out to Barnwell Law as soon as an allegation or complaint was made never even were charged. This is because if a case is extremely weak, Barnwell Law can help prevent charges from being filed.
Certain counties are more careful at charging sex crimes allegations than others. But whether your case is being charged in Roseville, Southfield, Ann Arbor, or Detroit, it is extremely important to retain experienced defense counsel immediately.
While many people are quick to believe every accuser no matter how weak the evidence, Barnwell Law is experienced in picking juries that are properly instructed on fairness, and the legal requirement to vote not guilty for anybody accused of any crime, including sex crimes and rape, unless the prosecution can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution can not prove their case, a properly instructed juror, combined with skilled defense counsel, can return a not guilty verdict.
Call Barnwell Law today at (810) 394-2952 to begin an aggressive defense to handle your case and stand by you when others will not.