Category Archives: Sexual Offenses in Michigan
Stories about teachers having sex with students are plentiful in the news. In many states, most instances of sex between a teacher or administrator and a student are illegal. In Michigan, teachers accused of having sexual relationships with students are often charged under Michigan’s criminal sexual conduct (CSC) laws. The consent of the student is […][Read More]
In December, we wrote an article regarding the entrapment defense as it relates specifically to sex crimes under Michigan law. In this article, I will discuss the general differences of entrapment under Michigan law compared to federal law as it relates to all crimes. In general, the federal courts use what is called a “subjective […][Read More]
Last Saturday, several Michigan residents gathered in support of sexual assault victim awareness. Participants were encouraging others to stop blaming rape victims based on the way they dress.[Read More]
One does not need to be a top criminal lawyer in Michigan to know that the state’s economy has been on a downward spiral for the last few years. Finding a job for educated, law-abiding citizens is incredibly difficult, and many Michigan residents have found themselves going into debt or foreclosure while trying to find […][Read More]
MI Sex Offenses – Do All Degrees of Sexual Assault Require Inclusion on the State Offender Registry?
Recent bills approved by the Michigan Senate would adjust the requirements for including younger people convicted of sexual crimes, and therefore required to register on the state Sex Offender Registry. As sex offenses can change one’s life permanently, the changes hope to provide an opportunity for teenage sex offenders to successfully rehabilitate and integrate themselves back into society.[Read More]
MI Sex Crimes – Defendants: Has Your Sex Crime Lawyer Given You All The Facts (and Consequences) of Your Guilty Plea?
Every sex crime lawyer knows all too well: regardless of where it occurs, guilty pleas or convictions for sex crimes will have a significant impact on the defendant’s life. In Michigan, the Sex Offender Registration Act requires these individuals to submit personal information to a large public database called the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. In short, this is an extensive list of Michigan residents who have pled guilty to—or have been convicted of—certain crimes that are sexual in nature.[Read More]
In mid-October, Michigan Police are launching a statewide sweep searching for convicted sex offenders who have neglected to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.[Read More]
Out-of-state police have arrested a 35 year-old Michigan woman for enticing an underage person to engage in sexual activity. The suspect and the victim met each other in 2009 through the popular Internet game “World of Warcraft.”[Read More]
A 14-year Wayne County Police veteran is currently facing 11 felony counts after assaulting a relative and holding her at gun point, forcing the victim to engage in sexual acts.[Read More]
Following numerous reports of sexual assault cases involving alcoholic energy drinks, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has banned all caffeinated drinks containing alcohol.[Read More]