CSC Troy, Michigan
Local Troy Attorney Daniel Hilf of Hilf & Hilf, PLC provides zealous and aggressive representation for individuals accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) offenses in Troy, Michigan and throughout Oakland county. He will fight the prosecution (Oakland County Prosecutor's Office or the Michigan Attorney General's Office) for your best outcome no matter what the obstacle or charge, if you retain his services to be your lawyer.
Criminal Sexual Conduct offenses have destroyed and negatively changed more lives than any other criminal offense. This area of criminal law is riddled with large injustices, because cases are sometimes prosecuted without physical evidence, with glaring factual inconsistencies, lack of corroboration, and/or after many years of delay. When it comes to Criminal Sexual Conduct allegations there are many who assume the worst of the person accused, which goes against the presumption of innocence and other Constitutional rights that in theory are supposed to eliminate the likelihood false convictions. The alleged victims of Criminal Sexual Conduct are given extra attention and care by "victim's advocates" and the assigned prosecutors, which may sound good when it relates to real victims of sexual abuse, but it also has the tendency to emotionally reward and protect persons who make false claims of sexual abuse. Even with an alleged victim recanting an untrue Criminal Sexual Conduct accusation, the case is often not dismissed because the prosecution will argue that it is up to a jury to decide if the alleged victim was credible in their original statement or credible in the recantation.
Criminal Sexual Conduct cases are often handled by "special prosecutors" who are assigned to only prosecute alleged sex offenses, and who have specialized training in order to gain the largest number of convictions. The laws in Michigan are written in a way to give the prosecution an unfair advantage by allowing in most cases statements by the alleged victim that were in the past considered to be inadmissible hearsay, allowing in many cases the admission of other act evidence, and by harsh sentencing measures upon conviction including potentially years of incarceration (which may encourage settlement of not credible claims to try and minimize such an outcome).
There are a number of complex reasons why false allegations of sexual abuse arise in some cases, including: anger, prejudice, bias, child custody related issues, false memories, coaching of witnesses, mental illness, the need for attention, mistaken identity, etc. The ability of the defense to develop a reason or theory behind the false sexual allegation is important, because the attitude of many is to question the reason why an alleged victim would lie about sexual abuse and/or rape unless they are given a credible reason for the same to have occurred. There may be a need to also retain expert witnesses to provide the jury with a psychological explanation as to why false allegations of criminal sexual conduct are pursued in courtrooms, or to contest the physical evidence. It is important to work hand and hand with your criminal defense attorney to fully develop and present your defense in a consistent, compelling, and credible manner.
If incarcerated with the Michigan Department of Corrections, a convicted sex offender will need to complete sex offender classes/therapy in prison to be placed on parole, which often takes years to complete due to the waiting list to enter the same. A jail or prison sentence is not uncommon for a conviction related to these types of offenses.
After a conviction for a Criminal Sexual Conduct offense in Michigan, there are also stringent sex offender registration requirements which the convicted offender is required to comply with, including: the need to register once, twice, or four times a year (depending upon the underlying conviction); the need to register if the offender moves, vacates their residence, goes on a vacation, attends a school, obtains a job, obtains a new email address, obtains a motor vehicle, and/or changes their name. The convicted offender is required to also maintain a Michigan driver's license or personal identification card, and their are limitations concerning where the person can reside, work, or loiter. Depending on the conviction offense and/or the age of the alleged victim at the time of the conviction offense, the convicted offender may be subject to wearing a tether for the rest of their life. These types of convictions can without a doubt destroy careers, families, and friendships.
The only way you can try to level this unfair prosecutorial advantage is to obtain a great criminal law advocate who has vast experience defending sex accusations, such as attorney Daniel Hilf. The quality of your legal representation may make the greatest difference in the ultimate outcome of your case, and you should not take unnecessary chances when it comes to the legal defense you want to present. You owe it to yourself and your family to invest in a proper and zealous defense for your Criminal Sexual Conduct accusation to give yourself the best chance for a great outcome.
Even if the accusation is mostly true and seemingly without defense, you still need top level legal representation to evaluate the case and to try to obtain the best possible result for you. Your criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate an outstanding result with the prosecution and the Judge, which may make a huge difference in the type of conviction (if any) received and sentence (if any) imposed.
Strong Legal Representation for all Troy Michigan CSC Offenses
Attorney Daniel Hilf of Hilf & Hilf, PLC has successfully fought against these types of charges through a combination of proven legal ability, zealousness, extensive case preparation, and the ability to litigate in Court. Although every Criminal Sexual Conduct allegation is factually different and results can never be guaranteed by anyone, attorney Daniel Hilf has previously obtained acquittals and dismissals of sex offenses allegations for clients in Michigan courtrooms. The types of sex offenses that attorney Daniel Hilf defends includes all of the following: CSC 1st Degree, CSC 2nd Degree, CSC 3rd Degree, CSC 4th Degree, Assault with Intent to Penetrate, Sex Offender Registration violations, Indecent Exposure, and CSAM offenses (Child Sexually Abusive Material).
When it comes to a Criminal Sexual Conduct investigation in Troy Michigan and elsewhere, it is important to immediately hire an experienced defense lawyer to represent you from day one, because there are a lot of risks for an individual who does not have proper legal representation. When it comes to a Criminal Sexual Conduct allegation it is important to not give up hope, because with great legal representation in your corner, it may make all the difference in the world.
If you have been accused, arrested, or charged with a CSC criminal offense it is critical to contact attorney Daniel Hilf immediately to help you.