Last week, this Kalamazoo criminal defense legal blog discussed criminal sexual conduct and how certain sex crime charges may arise to the level of felonies, depending on the conduct the defendant is alleged to have committed. Many factors can influence whether a charge is elevated to the level of a felony, including, but not limited to, the age of the alleged victim, the alleged use of a weapon and if any other crimes were alleged to have been committed during the events giving rise to the criminal sexual conduct charge.
There is no question that any criminal sexual conduct charge can be detrimental to an individual’s life, but a felony charge can be particularly damaging due to the serious consequences and criminal sanctions that may be imposed, if the individual is found guilty. A person can literally lose their freedom if they are sentenced and may have to live with the stigma of being a known sex offender for the rest of their life, once they are released.
Sex crimes are not the only types of crimes that can include felony charges. The facts of certain assault cases may elevate some of those charges to the felony level, and charges, such as murder, are generally always felonies. When a felony charge is handed down and a person is forced to defend himself or herself it can be a heavy burden to bear on his or her own.
Attorney, David G. Moore, offers individuals in just this difficult position the legal support they need to prepare themselves for the rigors of a felony criminal trial. His understanding of the Michigan criminal court system is an asset to those who are unfamiliar with the procedural and legal requirements of preparing a criminal defense. And, his firm is available to retain new clients who are battling their own felony legal dilemmas. Criminal defense strategies can provide individuals with opportunities to mitigate and eliminate the felony charges that threaten their futures.