Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree - Complete Information Guide

At Prain Law, PLLC, we concentrate specifically on Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC). Every day, we're defending clients accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree in Michigan. Unlike many firms, you won't find us online in one place proclaiming to be a "CSC Lawyer," while on a completely different site, also claiming to be a "Drug Possession Lawyer." That's not us. 

In Michigan, CSC is divided into four "Degrees": Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (MCL 750.520b), Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree (MCL 750.520c), Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (MCL 750.520d), and Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree (MCL 750.520e). There are also various other sex crimes in Michigan.

We've broken-down all of this information on CSC 1st Degree into several categories, in chronological order of when each issue is likely to come up in your case We begin with links to articles and pages addressing the very definition of CSC 1st Degree, and then from investigation and arrest all the way up to penalties and other consequences at the end.

HOWEVER, remember that the point of hiring a top Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorney to defend you is so that there are NO penalties or consequences at all when you are found NOT GUILTY.

RELATED: click here to read about one of Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorney Brian J. Prain's verdicts of NOT GUILTY of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree
RELATED: Metro Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer Brian J. Prain named again in D Business Top Lawyers, 2020.

Defining CSC 1 - What is Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree?

RELATED: Click here to read about yet another recent Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree NOT GUILTY verdict for Prain Law, PLLC.

Police Investigation, Charges, & Arrest

Unique Aspects of CSC Cases in Major Michigan Counties

Charges and Beginning Phase of Court Process in District Court

Pretrial and Trial Phase in Circuit Court (Issues Regarding the Prosecution's Case and Your Defenses)

Sentencing and Other Possible Penalties (IF You Are Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree)

If you're facing low-level misdemeanor charges like DUI or Drug Possession, maybe you can afford to hire an average lawyer and come out all right. But when you're facing Criminal Sexual Conduct charges, everything is on the line - your freedom, your future, and your reputation. You need the very best. Metro Detroit Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorney Brian J. Prain has been named one of the 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA), one of the 19 best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Detroit by, named in D Business Top Lawyers, 2019 and 2020, one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan by The National Trial Lawyers, featured in Super Lawyers, and much more.

If you or someone you know is facing charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan, contact Prain Law, PLLC immediately at (248) 731-4543 or vie email using our Contact Form.

Note: we only respond to and consult with the accused or those helping them, not alleged victims, and only respond and consult on matters that are currently under investigation or in Court, as opposed to questions about old cases or removal from SORA).


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Prain Law, PLLC is focused only on the types charges featured on our website. This helps us deliver the decisive, effective advocacy for which our clients know us. We only serve individuals currently under investigation or who have a current case pending in court. Our firm does not represent injury victims, defendants who have already taken a plea or have been sentenced, or those seeking to expunge a criminal record. We do not respond to anyone who is not involved in a pending investigation or who has a court case for a type of charge we do not handle, but we wish you the very best of luck.