Criminal Sexual Conduct — First Degree or “CSC1″ is a felony punishable by up to life in prison. If the alleged victim was under the age of 13, it carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison. Additionally, a judge may order that convictions for multiple counts of CSC1 be ordered to run consecutively — that means that the judge can stack the sentences.
CSC1 is one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of in Michigan. If you’re facing these charges, you need a criminal defense attorney who focuses on defending sex crimes. When someone has accused you of a sex crime that can land you in jail for many decades, you don’t want a business lawyer or someone who “dabbles” in criminal defense. The sex crime defense attorneys at Miel & Carr have the knowledge and skills to defend you against the most serious allegations.
Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree is a sexual penetration with another person that occurs under one of the following circumstances:
[list_item]the other person is under 13 years of age[/list_item]
[list_item]the other person is between 13 and 16 years old AND lives in the same household as the actor, is related to the actor within the fourth degree of affinity, the actor is in a position of authority over the victim, or the actor is a teacher or other specified school employee where the victim is enrolled[/list_item]
[list_item]the penetration occurred during the commission of another felony[/list_item]
[list_item]the actor is aided or abetted by another person under certain circumstances[/list_item]
[list_item]the actor is armed with a weapon or implied that he had a weapon[/list_item]
[list_item]the actor caused injury and used force or coercion to accomplish the act[/list_item]
[list_item]the actor caused injury and the victim was incapacitated, mentally disabled, or helpless[/list_item]
[list_item]the victim was incapacitated, disabled, or helpless and the actor is related within the fourth degree of affinity[/list_item]
[list_item]Criminal Sexual Conduct cases are very complex cases. People make false allegations for all sorts of reasons. In order to uncover the true story and effectively defend these cases, we need to immediately start investigating the case. It can be important to lock in witness stories before their memories fade or disappear. If you have been accused of CSC1, contact us before you speak to any police officers.[/list_item]
To speak with a Michigan sex crimes defense attorney, call us at 616-773-2945.