Frequently Asked Questions
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I’ve been arrested. What are my rights?
Upon arrest, a police officer or sheriff’s deputy may have read you what are referred to as Miranda Rights or Miranda Warnings. Your Miranda Rights protect your Fifth Amendment rights, which include your ability to retain legal counsel and your right to remain silent. In order to avoid self-incrimination, you are allowed to have a lawyer present upon police arrest, investigation, or questioning and you can assert your right to remain silent when compelled by police officers.
If I have been accused or convicted of a sex crime, will I be forced to terminate my rights as a parent?
Crimes of a sexual nature are among the most complex. If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted, Child Protective Services (CPS) may become involved in your case. In certain circumstances, the CPS may conduct investigations to determine if things like child abuse, neglect, or other unlawful behavior may serve as grounds to terminate your parental rights.
There is a lot of evidence against me. Are there any defense strategies for my case?
Every case is different and we strongly believe that every person should have their day in court. Do not make the costly assumption that the evidence against you is too incriminating. Many times, we are able to leverage favorable evidence gathered in the pre-trial phases that can help reduce, acquit, or even dismiss criminal charges. In some instances, expert testimony, eye witnesses, or other forensic evidence can serve as the “smoking gun” in what may seem like an unwinnable case.
How are sex offenses punished?
Punishment for a sex offense can vary dramatically depending on the category of crime. A misdemeanor sex crime conviction (such as indecent exposure) may receive less than a year of jail time, a fine, community service, counseling or probation. A felony, on the other hand, may be punished by a lengthy prison term (up to a life sentence). Additionally, released sex felons must register as sex offenders and multiple convictions often lead to greater punishments.
Do I really need a lawyer?
Having an attorney at your side can only improve your chances of success. Do not try to defend your name on your own ability when you have been afforded the right to retain an attorney who is professionally devoted to dealing with every legal aspect of your case. We
How can Satawa Law, PLLC help me?
Rest assured that we can serve as your voice in a court of law. As highly experienced Michigan sex crimes lawyers, we understand the ins and outs of the law. In fact, we have represented hundreds of clients who have been accused or arrested for sex crimes. We take your rights seriously and can be trusted to come to your aid, investigate every avenue of defense, and help you secure the results you need.
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