Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County, Michigan

Charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County are serious felony charges with extreme consequences if you are convicted. If you are facing a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County, Michigan, call Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorney Brian J. Prain for a no-obligation, free consultation at (248) 731-4543.A graduate of the famed Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Brian works tirelessly to get justice for his clients. Brian has been in HOUR Detroit, Super Lawyers, and D Business Magazine (Top Lawyers, 2019 and 2020), has been nationally ranked as a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40,one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Michigan by The National Trial Lawyers, one of the 19 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Detroit, and one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Why read this when you could speak to Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorney Brian J. Prain right now?

In this article, Brian J. Prain discusses the procedure for Criminal Sexual Conduct cases in Wayne County... Cases involving Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County begin in any one of the many District Courts in Wayne County, such as the 36th District Court in Detroit, the 35th District Court in Plymouth, the 16th District Court in Livonia, the 19th District Court in Dearborn, and others. Cases of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County end up at the Wayne County Circuit Court. Broken up into four "degrees," Criminal Sexual Conduct under Michigan law has varying penalties.

Each of these Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct (also called "CSC") charges also carries possible (sometimes mandatory) sex offender registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for either 15 years, 25 years, or LIFE. If you are facing a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County, here is an overview of the different hearings you will go through. Because you are reading this article, you likely have already been arrested, arraigned, and a Bond amount has been set. Hopefully, you were able to post Bond and be released from Jail.

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The next hearing in the District Court will be the Probable Cause Conference (PCC for short), which is a rather simple hearing. Following the PCC is a very important one called a Preliminary Examination. The Preliminary Examination is one of the most important hearings in the case, and may last more than one day. It is like a "mini-trial" without a Jury. After the Preliminary Examination, assuming the charges are not dismissed or reduced to a Misdemeanor, your first Court date at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice after you're bound over on the Criminal Sexual Conduct charge will be the Arraignment on the Information, or "AOI." Your lawyer will ask the Floor Prosecutor for a document called Settlement Offer and Notice of Acceptance, which will contain any Plea or Sentence offers they have for you, if any. It is generally still available at the next Court date, but there are no promises. Your lawyer will "waive a formal reading of the Information and stand you mute."

RELATED: Click here for another article on the Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Court Process, generally (all Counties).

Your Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyer will then have another chance to argue for a change in your Bond conditions or a reduction in your Bail amount. Your Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyer can go to the 11th Floor and speak to the Docket Attorney to try and get you an even better deal. Hopefully, your lawyer will have kicked some major butt at your Preliminary Examination in District Court to help with this! If you reject the deal at the Arraignment on the Information, your next Court dates will be called a Docket Conference and a Calendar Conference. These are basically another opportunity to try to work out a better reduction of your charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County (or a better Sentence Agreement). The Judge will complete a document called the Summary Statement of Calendar Conference, which sets all future dates. If you are still not willing to take any Plea deal by the time of Calendar Conference and also do not want to waive your right to have your Assault charge tried by Jury, your lawyer will ask for a Jury Trial Date.

Next is the Final Settlement Conference in your charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County; it is (theoretically) the last chance to work out a Plea or Sentence Agreement (unless a "Special Pretrial" is set). If either side has filed any Motions, the lawyers will argue the Motions, and the Judge will rule on them. If you decide to take a Plea, you will offer it to the Judge on this date, and the Judge will accept it and enter a Judgment of guilt for whatever Criminal Sexual Conduct charge or another charge you plead to. After a Plea of Guilty or No Contest to a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County, you give a DNA sample in the basement of Frank Murphy Hall of Justice and then go to the Wayne County Probation Department (MDOC) for a Presentence Investigation Interview ("PSI Interview). You will come back for Sentencing within 2-4 weeks. Your lawyer will make objections to the Presentence Investigation Report, argue for the lowest scoring of your Sentencing Guidelines, and argue for leniency for you. If you don't take a Plea, the Court will print a form called a Firm Trial Date Contract. Then it's time for you and your Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyer to finalize preparation for Trial on the charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Wayne County.

Here are just a few of the many Wayne County Courts where Prain Law, PLLC handles Criminal Sexual Conduct charges:

If you're reading this blog post, what you are facing is serious business. Don't waste precious time. Call a Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer with the skills, guts, and determination to get you the best Plea or Sentence Agreement possible, or a NOT GUILTY if you have a Trial. This is exactly what we do at The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC. Call us anytime at (248) 731-4543.


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