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Aug 2019
01

ABA to turn sexual assault cases on their head?

The American Bar Association House of Delegates is considering a resolution (No. 114) which would make consent an affirmative defense which the accused would have to prove in a Criminal Sexual Conduct trial. It would also require the consent to be affirmatively and manifested established throughout the sexual encounter. In the era of #metoo nothing […]

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Jul 2019
30

Shaking Baby Syndrome comes under further criticism in Michigan

Michigan has begun the slow journey into the new millennium. Maybe. In finally waking up and seeing the light, Michigan would join Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Wisconsin, and just about every sophisticated Western criminal justice system in banning or severely limiting the admissibility of shaken baby syndrome, sometimes now referred to as abusive head trauma. […]

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Jul 2019
24

Satawa Law manages to upset another instigator of a false allegation.

They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Well, if that is the case, then I am blown away by this.  A new website has suddenly surfaced on the internet: https://mark-satawa.com/. Do not be fooled folks, this is not my website, it is not affiliated with me in any way, and I have nothing to […]

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Jul 2019
02

Do people confess to crimes they don’t commit?

Do people confess to crimes they don’t commit? The age old question in criminal law. It seems so difficult to believe. Why would anyone admit to doing something they didn’t do? Particularly something as awful as sexual assault, child abuse, shaken baby, murder, or molesting a child. We all want to think – if I […]

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Jun 2019
29

Falsely Charged with Sexual Abuse? How a Lawyer Can Help

Were you recently charged with sexual abuse? If you know that the charges were false, you need to act fast. You will need to hire a team of expert Michigan wide sexual abuse lawyers to clear your name. If you don’t respond to this charge with quick and decisive action, the consequences could be disastrous.  […]

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Jun 2019
22

Child Sexual Abuse: How an Attorney Can Help

Child sexual assault allegations are cases that are easy to charge but are hard to defend. Being falsely accused of child sexual abuse can be a potentially life-altering experience. Without proper legal representation, these charges can lead to a conviction that includes a long prison sentences, perhaps a lifetime of parole and electronic monitoring, and […]

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Jun 2019
15

Can I Have False Child Abuse Charges Dropped from My Record?

Have you recently been the victim of false child abuse charges? If you were charged with one of these offenses, the charges may become part of your permanent record. This is true even if the charges were later dropped by the prosecutor, dismissed by a Court as a matter of law, or you were found […]

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Jun 2019
08

Arrested for Sexual Assault: Why You Need an Attorney

If you think you cannot be arrested for sexual assault because you’re innocent, think again. Even if you have a consensual sexual encounter, your partner may allege they were sexually assaulted. Since these allegations are taking seriously by police and prosecutors, chances are fairly high that you will be charged with the crime. To make […]

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May 2019
28

What to do if Falsely Accused?

Five Things To Do When You Are Falsely Accused Of Sexual Abuse It’s no secret that sexual assault is terrible – one of the worst crimes that anyone can ever commit. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst crimes to ever be falsely accused of committing. And being false accused of these offenses can be […]

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May 2019
28

MSU can temporarily suspend a student accused of campus sexual assault.

A Federal district court ruled last week that Michigan State University can temporarily suspend a student accused of campus sexual assault pending his Title IX hearing. Expect an appeal to the Sixth Circuit, as this seems to run contrary to the Sixth Circuit ruling last year on a case out of the University of Michigan […]

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