Sex Crimes With Halley, No Concern is Too Small

Oakland County Sex Crimes Lawyer

Accusations of sex crimes are among the most damaging you can face. The mere allegation of such an offense, even before charges are filed or even if they are ultimately proven false, can severely impact you and your family. The social stigma attached to such crimes can damage your personal and professional reputation, leading to difficulties in employment. It can create tension and distrust within your family and friendships and take an emotional toll under the stress of an investigation and potential trial. 

Because of the severity of these impacts, it is critical to seek immediate legal representation. Hiring an attorney at the earliest stage, ideally during the investigation of a sex crime, is crucial. Law enforcement may not fully explain your rights during questioning, while an attorney can protect your rights from the start. 

You will also have an investigative advantage, as a skilled attorney can conduct an independent investigation, potentially gathering evidence that could refute the allegation. Early intervention allows your lawyer to negotiate with prosecutors to potentially prevent charges from being filed or to seek reduced charges. Furthermore, an attorney can preserve crucial evidence in your favor before it’s lost or destroyed. 

At HJP Legal, Attorney Halley Peters can take steps to do all of the above to help you fight charges and protect your freedom and future. Backed by over a decade of experience, our firm has a reputation for transparency, clear communication, and the highest standards of professionalism.

Discuss your case in a confidential consultation with our Oakland County sex crimes attorney. Call HJP Legal at (734) 593-1688 or submit our online contact form. Attorney Peters is licensed in Michigan, Florida & California.

Why Choose HJP Legal?

  • Strategic Advice & Representation
    Attorney Halley J. Peters is well-versed in ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout the legal process. They will ensure that the evidence being used against you is obtained legally and within legal boundaries.
  • Minimize Penalties
    Criminal charges can have severe consequences, including losing certain rights, massive fines and penalty fees, and potential incarceration. A skilled criminal defense attorney like Halley J. Peters can help to minimize these penalties or even fight to get the charges dismissed entirely.
  • Clear Communication & Transparency
    Halley is here for you every step of the way. She keeps her clients informed and up to date on important developments in their cases, and is readily available to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise.
  • Legal Expertise
    Halley is an experienced criminal defense attorney with the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle your criminal case. She understands the legal procedures and tactics of the prosecution, allowing her to provide you with the best defense.

Sex Crimes in Michigan

Michigan law encompasses a wide array of offenses under the sex crimes category, including but not limited to:

  • Criminal sexual conductThis offense can be charged in the first-, second-, third-, and fourth-degree, depending on the circumstances. First-degree is the most serious, involving penetration. Other factors can include the age of the alleged victim (if under 13),  if a weapon was used, if force or coercion was used, or if the offense was committed by someone who had authority over the victim, such as a teacher, coach, or medical provider.
  • Rape: This involves using force and acting against the will of the alleged victim. It is commonly charged under criminal sexual conduct and can include date rape.
  • Internet sex crimes: This can include coercing or luring minors over the internet, such as in chat rooms or other social media platforms, child exploitation, and the possession and distribution of child pornography.
  • Sexual abuse of children: This can include sexual assault and molestation or any sex-related abuse of minors; these crimes are also charged as criminal sexual conduct under its four degrees.
  • Indecent exposure: This involves exposing one’s private parts to others, often coupled with lewd behavior or intent. 
  • Prostitution and solicitation: This involves engaging in, promoting, or soliciting sexual activities for compensation.
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Penalties for Sex Crimes in Michigan

The penalties for these crimes vary depending on the specific offense, the victim’s age, and your criminal history. Prison sentences can range from months to life, and significant fines are also imposed. 

Convictions for certain sex crimes can lead to mandatory registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. It requires a convicted individual to register their personal information, including address and photograph, which is accessible to the public.

Sex offender registration can create significant challenges. Landlords may be hesitant to rent to someone on the registry. When listed on the registry, job opportunities and educational programs may also be limited. 

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Let Us Fight for You 

Facing sex crime accusations can be terrifying and overwhelming for you and your family. The sooner you seek legal representation, the more time your attorney will have to investigate, analyze evidence, and build your defense. 

At HJP Legal, we believe everyone deserves the best possible defense strategy regardless of the accusations. You are innocent until proven guilty and deserve your day in court with the support of competent legal representation. Our firm understands the high stakes involved in these cases and will fight aggressively to help you achieve the best possible result.

Reserve your appointment to speak with our Oakland County sex crimes attorney about your case by contacting us at (734) 593-1688

You Deserve the Best Defense With Halley, no concern is too small.
If you or someone you know requires dedicated legal counsel, please call us at (734) 593-1688 or click the button to request a consultation. Attorney Peters is licensed in Michigan, Florida & California.
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