Expert Child Sexual Abuse Defense
Few things in our society incite the same level of anger and outrage as allegations of child sexual abuse and molestation. If you believe you are under investigation for these crimes, it is important to stay one step ahead and hire aggressive legal representation at the outset to protect your rights. Contact us today.
Don’t wait for the witch hunt to begin. Perhaps an ex-spouse falsely accused you of sex crimes against your child in order to boost a custody case. Prosecutors and law enforcement take these types of claims very seriously. When faced with criminal charges that carry severe penalties like prison time, stiff fines, and registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, you need lawyers that know how to win these cases. The trial attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, have roughly 100 years combined courtroom experience, much of it defending against allegations of child sexual abuse.
Investigating Child Sexual Abuse Allegations
It is important to remember that there is a list of mandated reporters of suspected abuse and neglect of minors, and a failure to report may result in civil and criminal liability. These include an array of professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, teachers, and more. A report to CPS for further investigation of possible sexual abuse could arise from any of these sources. Once an investigation begins, CPS is supposed to interview suspected child victims using the forensic interviewing protocol to ensure the accuracy and validity of the evidence obtained.
If the police or CPS suspect you of sexually abusing a child, the investigation could take several forms. CPS could initiate an investigation based on child abuse charges. The police could also begin an investigation for Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) in its various degrees. CSC encompasses a variety of acts, including rape, molestation, and any inappropriate contact. You could also be charged with Assault with Attempt to Commit CSC. This is a common charge, and is an offense that carries severe penalties, including registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, possible prison, and possible loss of parental rights.
Other related crimes include: enticing a minor to commit a sexual act, with or without the use of the internet; possession or distribution of child pornography; and indecent exposure.
At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, we understand how devastating these allegations can be. It is possible to lose custody of your children when accused of molestation. So much is at stake when CPS starts investigating you. In the midst of such an investigation, as a parent, guardian, or caregiver, you could be the target of an arrest when you did nothing wrong. That is why you need compassionate lawyers who truly believe in the premise of innocent until proven guilty and will stand behind you 100%. We are committed to clearing your name and keeping you out of jail. In addition, our team is always learning about changes in the law and innovative legal strategies to provide the best defense possible for our clients.
Every case is unique. Regardless of what stage your case is at, we can help. We are knowledgeable about all the related complex evidentiary issues related to these kinds of cases. We proactively manage all aspects of your defense. Our offices are conveniently located in the Gem Building near 13 Mile and Northwestern. Call us to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We can usually arrange a same day appointment.