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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 surprises me, but this is a direct and unprecedented attack on a defendant’s right to be presumed innocent, and the prosecutor’s obligation to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. So, the simple word of an accuser can result in you charged with CSC, and then you would have the burden of affirmatively proving that she consented – not just initially, but throughout. This is madness, and must be stopped. The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys has voted to oppose this resolution. However, the supporters are well organized and persistent. Scary stuff. Satawa Law, protecting your rights, and defending your future.

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: Do not be fooled folks, this is not my website, it is not affiliated with me in any way, and I have nothing to do with it. 

This is obviously the creation of some complaining witness, who is upset and mad that I defeated their false allegation and helped a jury see the truth by finding my client NOT GUILTY. But I will give this person credit. Whoever created this website must build websites on a semi-regular basis, and put some serious time and effort. It is pretty professional and slick. I am almost wondering if they repurposed it from another website they developed based on the privacy policy, some of the firm descriptions, etc. 

So if you are falsely charged with sexual assault, date/campus rape, child abuse, or another crime, and you want a lawyer to fight for you so hard that they drive the other side to build fake websites about you, call Satawa Law today. Defending your rights, and protecting your future.


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 was ever charged with something like that, and I didn’t do it, I would SCREAM “I’m innocent!” I would never confess to it. But there is overwhelming and undeniable evidence to the contrary, in the form of case studies, statistics, data, and DNA exonerations by Innocence Projects throughout the country. Quite simply, people do confess to crimes they didn’t commit. And they have for centuries. For all kinds of reasons. Just remember, scores of Puritans in Massachusetts confessed to being a witch who spoke with Satan — were they really possessed by the anti-Christ? Or did they do it to avoid being hung from a tree? Read more

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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. 

What Could False Sexual Abuse Charges Do to Harm Your Life?

There is nearly no end to the harm that being falsely convicted of sexual abuse can do to your life. For one thing, you’ll have a felony conviction on your record that will follow you everywhere you go. This will make finding a new job, getting a promotion, or receiving a loan for a new car or home almost impossible. 

There is also the fact that you may have to register as a sexual offender everywhere you go. And the effect a conviction would have on your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers would be chilling. You will be forced to register your car, report to the police up to 4 times per year, and be limited on where you can live.

Don’t Try to Fight Against These Charges on Your Own 

The worst thing you can do is try to fight against these false charges on your own, with a lawyer that doesn’t specialize in these cases, or an overworked public defender. These cases are labor intensive, to win them you need to investigate and research the facts and the law as if the case depends on it – because does. They also demand the experience and knowledge that only being a specialist in sex crimes can bring. Yes, you need to know what you are doing, and then you need to work really hard at it. In other words, it is a job for a team of experienced Michigan wide sexual abuse lawyers at Satawa Law. We know how to represent you in your case so that you can bring the compelling evidence and testimony you need to win your case, and convince a judge or jury that you are innocent.

Contact Satawa Law to Fight These False Charges 

The best course of action you can take under the circumstances is to hire a team of Michigan sexual abuse lawyers. The Satawa Law Firm is here to help you fight these false charges, and check the parties who are trying to ruin your life. The time to get in touch with us is now before any more harm can done to you, your family, and your life.  Get in touch with us today for more info, and to schedule a complimentary strategy session. At that session, you will receive 3 things – even if you do not hire us: 1) a summary of the important facts; 2) identification of the critical legal issues; and 3) an initial strategy or plan of attack if you did hire us.

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 registering as a sex offender. To make sure this does not happen to you, here are some ways Satawa Law and our sexual abuse lawyers in Oakland County MI can ensure your rights are protected in these matters.

Prompt Investigations

In these situations, it is critical your attorney get to the truth as quickly as possible. Once an alleged victim has told their story several times to police, teachers, social workers, and others, getting to the real facts can be difficult. However, by conducting an investigation early in the process, your lawyer can often uncover discrepancies in the story, leading to a solid defense to their false allegations.

Recognizing Coaching

If you work with lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable about these cases, they will be able to quickly spot a child who has been coached to say certain things about you. This happens very frequently with young children, especially those where parents may be involved in a bitter divorce or custody case. 

Trial Experience

Since these cases can often make their way to trial, it is crucial your attorney be extremely skilled in trial advocacy skills such as cross-examination, and not allowing prosecutors to dominate the trial. To do so, your attorney can use carefully chosen words, defenses, cross examination techniques, and presentation of affirmative defense tools such as experts and consultants.  These strategies are often crucial in helping to sway a jury.

If you have been falsely accused of child sexual abuse, don’t put your legal fate in the hands of inexperienced lawyers. Instead, let Satawa Law and our skilled team of sexual abuse lawyers in Oakland County MI go to work proving your innocence. Call us immediately to schedule a complimentary strategy session. At that session, you will receive 3 things – even if you do not hire us: 1) a summary of the important facts; 2) identification of the critical legal issues; and 3) an initial strategy or plan of attack if you did hire us.

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 not guilty by a jury.  If you want to get the arrest and charge removed from your record, you will need to speak to a team of Michigan child abuse attorneys. 

What Can Michigan Child Abuse Attorneys Do to Help You?
The sooner you get these charges off your record, the better. You don’t want to be in the position of not being allowed in certain areas (such as near a school), turned away at your child’s school, being turned down for a job, or denied a home loan because of these charges appearing on your record. You don’t want to be looked at by complete strangers as a potential criminal or security risk.

When it comes to getting false charges erased from your record, you should first realize that you can’t do it on your own. The judge in your case may have dropped the charges but they will stay on your record until you make an official motion for return/destruction of fingerprints to have your arrest record cleared. To do this, you will need the aid of a team of legal experts. 

In addition, even the allegation of child abuse or neglect nearly always results in the accused being placed on the central registry for child abuse. Being removed from that registry is NOT automatic after you win your case, and it is not easy either. It involves filing a petition to be removed, followed by an administrative law hearing. It is not easy, and it is not guaranteed.

Hiring a team of Michigan sexual assault attorneys is the best thing you can do to get the ball rolling on having these charges erased.

Contact the Firm of Satawa Law for More Info 
Satawa Law is the leading firm of Michigan child abuse attorneys that can help get your false abuse charges permanently removed from your record. The process can be a tricky one that requires legal finesse and perseverance. However, we have the knowledge and expertise to get to work on your behalf to remove these false charges off your record, and clear your name – once and for all. Get in touch with us today for more info, and to schedule a complimentary strategy session. At that session, you will receive 3 things – even if you do not hire us: 1) a summary of the important facts; 2) identification of the critical legal issues; and 3) an initial strategy or plan of attack if you did hire us.

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 sure your life is not destroyed by these allegations, here is why you need Attorney Mark Satawa to protect your legal rights during this complex process.

Lying about Sexual Assault
When allegations of sexual assault are made by a supposed victim, police and prosecutors are often eager to “close the case” – that is law enforcement talk for make an arrest, and gain a conviction. However, by working with Satawa Law, it may be revealed the alleged victim lied about the allegations for a variety of reasons, such as:

      –Attempting to extort money 
      –Revenge for perceived wrongdoing
      –Get attention or sympathy from others
      –Mental health issues
      –Alibi to cover up other behavior or shift responsibility 

No matter the reasons for the allegations, it will be important to have Southfield MI sexual abuse lawyers on your side who can quickly get to the bottom of things.

Serious Consequences
If you leave your fate in the hands of a public defender or attorney who has little if any experience defending sex cases, you will likely be convicted and face serious consequences. In most cases, this means an extended prison sentence, possibly life time parole and electronic monitoring upon release from prison, and registering as a sex offender. Rather than let this happen to you, turn to the Southfield MI sexual abuse lawyers at Satawa Law to prove your innocence.

While you may be scared wondering what may happen next, putting your trust in Attorney Mark Satawa can make even the most stressful event more bearable. To make sure police and prosecutors do not railroad you into being wrongfully convicted, schedule a complimentary strategy session as soon as possible. At that session, you will receive 3 things – even if you do not hire us: 1) a summary of the important facts; 2) identification of the critical legal issues; and 3) an initial strategy or plan of attack if you did hire us.

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 so easy. Frequently it just takes one person’s word, and then you are charged in a she said/he said situation. What do you do? How do you show that you did not do this? How do you prove a negative?

Regardless of the reasoning behind a false allegation, being falsely accused of such a horrific thing can lead to all sorts of negative consequences, so it’s important that you know what to do in the event that this happens to you.

Here are five important things to keep in mind if you ever find yourself falsely accused of a sex crime.

First – Keep Yourself in Check and Talk to No One

Even though you have been falsely accused of sexual abuse, you need to be careful.  Yes, it’s hard.  You know you aren’t guilty, and you want to talk to EVERYONE and tell them you’re innocent – like friends, family, co-workers, CPS, and most importantly the police. Stop! Shut up! Do NOT talk – to anyone! Do not answer questions, do not try to offer an innocent explanation, and DO NOT APOLOGIZE. The phone call from your ex-wife, the girl you met at the bar last night, the father of your daughter’s BFF, or whoever is accusing you is likely a controlled call – that means the police are listening and recording it, and apologies are twisted into confessions by the police and prosecution. Yes, it is extremely important to keep yourself in check. This means that you will need to watch what you both say and do at all times, as saying one thing that could be construed as off-color could turn your case into a disaster. Working with an experienced Southfield sex crimes attorney in order to properly prepare yourself is a great way to help prevent something from being twisted, and stop that that from happening.

Select An Experienced Attorney such as Satawa Law

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There are a host of great attorneys who are experienced in many different types of cases. But when facing these charges, take the time to speak to the Southfield sex crime attorney team at Satawa Law, whose sole goal is to defend your rights and protect your future when it comes to this accusation. Having an attorney who is a specialist and highly experienced in sexual assault cases, especially when it comes to representing those who have been falsely accused of such a crime, is an important first step in seeing a successful result for you in the end.

Establish a Timeline

Take the time to sit down and establish a timeline of the alleged events in writing. Begin from the first day and end at the current day, being sure to include as much detail as you can remember. Collaborate it any way you can, and as many different ways as you can. Do you have witnesses? Texts? Social media posts? Missed/made phone calls? Selfies? Pictures? Do NOT assume this information will remain available to you forever. This type of documentation will be an extremely useful tool to include as part of your defense, and can mean the difference between winning and losing, or freedom and prison.

Talk to your lawyer about testing

Since the case involves sexual abuse, it may or may not be a good idea to be tested. More specifically, talk to your lawyer about testing that could possibly help to prove your innocence, or disprove the allegation against you.  You and your lawyer can first consider a polygraph, to verify you’re telling the truth.  Maybe psychological testing or a sex offender risk assessment could be helpful. Certain medical tests could support you in the right case.  It all depends on the unique facts of your case. So speak to your lawyer about how you can help establish or verify your innocence anyway you can.

Compose a List of Witnesses

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As soon as the allegation surfaces, and even prior to meeting with your Michigan sex crime lawyer, take the time to compose a list of witnesses who can corroborate your version of events and can help to prove that you are not guilty of the sexual abuse crimes you’re being accused of committing. You should always be sure to include the following information about the witnesses:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Place of Employment
  • Brief Biography
  • What They Can Testify To

Once your list has been compiled, show it to your attorney, as they can then help to decide who will be the best witnesses to call to testify.

Have you been falsely accused? Call Satawa Law today for consultation of your case.

Have you recently been falsely accused of child abuse? If so, you need to act quickly. You need to hire the services of a Southfield Mi child abuse attorney. This is the person who can work with you to get these false charges exposed and dropped before they do serious damage to your life.

You Can’t Afford Not to Respond to False Allegations of Child Abuse 
There is a very special stigma attached to this kind of crime that can follow you throughout the rest of your life, including being placed on the Michigan Central Registry for Child Abuse. Once you are formally charged with this crime, it can result not only in legal penalties but also in the loss of your job, your family, and your friends. 

If these charges are allowed to become a part of your permanent record, no employer will want to hire a person with such heinous crimes on their record. You will have trouble moving into a new home. It will set up a lifelong pattern of discrimination that will be very hard to break free of. 

Contact the Office of Attorney Mark Satawa at Satawa Law PLLC 
It’s never a good idea to try to fight these charges by yourself, or with a lawyer you know because he helped you with your house closing or car accident. The prosecutor will be working overtime to try to get a conviction for your accuser. The prosecutor and police will do all in their power to get you to contradict your story or even incriminate yourself. If they succeed in this, the case can be lost before it even begins. 

You need to hire a Southfield Mi child abuse attorney to give you the expert legal assistance that you will need. Your best bet is to get in touch with Satawa Law PLLC to learn what we can do to help you restore your reputation and stop these false accusations.

There is nothing in the world worse than being falsely accused of child sexual abuse. This is a crime that has a very unique – and very dangerous – stigma attached to it. If you are a parent or caregiver who has been falsely accused of such a heinous act, you need to take action immediately. This is not the kind of charge you can ignore or take lightly.

What to Do if You Have Been Falsely Accused of Child Sexual Assault
The first thing you need to do if you are falsely accused of child sexual assault to contact a Southfield Michigan child sex crimes lawyer, such as Attorney Mark Satawa from Satawa Law PLLC. You can schedule to meet with us for a confidential, initial consultation with an expert in child sexual crime defense. 

The sooner you hire a specialist attorney to represent you, the better. It is extremely important to put these accusations to bed before they can get out of hand. These charges can result in you losing your family, friends, job, and any prospects for a future career before you even get to court. A lawyer from our firm can help get this issue taken care before it destroys your life. 

Contact a Southfield Michigan Child Abuse Lawyer Today
Don’t let a false accusation of child sexual assault stop your life in its tracks. This is an ugly charge that can have permanently damaging consequences. This is not the time to play it safe, hope the problem resolves itself, or look for a quick plea bargain. 

Your best bet is to hire Mark Satawa from Satawa Law PLLC to handle your case. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can do to help you beat this ugly and false accusation. 

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