Randall S. Levine

Criminal Sexual Conduct:  It is a Matter of Degree

Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorney

KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June. 11, 2018 – Many, many years ago the State of Michigan codified the common law crime of rape into a statutory scheme called Criminal Sexual Conduct.  The Criminal Sexual Conduct statute is extremely complex. The statute divides Criminal Sexual Conduct into degrees. First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct is a life offense.  Second Degree and Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct are punishable by fifteen years of imprisonment upon conviction. Fourth degree Criminal Sexual Conduct is a high court misdemeanor punishable by 2 years of imprisonment upon conviction.

It is absolutely critical that one avoid a conviction to any form of Criminal Sexual Conduct for a number of reasons.  Not only are the penalties of incarceration serious, there is also the matter of Sex Offense Registration. Conviction of Criminal Sexual Conduct requires registration and imposes limitations upon where you can live.  For instance, a conviction to First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct may involve lifetime reporting and may even impose a lifetime tether under certain circumstances. In addition, a person convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree is likely to spend many years incarcerated and will be required to register his address when he is released from prison.  Moreover, a person convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct will not be able to live within a certain distance of a school.

Levine & Levine has over 30 years experience in defending Criminal Sexual Conduct charges as Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorneys.  If you are accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree it is important that you find experienced counsel to consult with.  We are available to help you understand the statute and the serious consequences available for conviction to any degree of Criminal Sexual Conduct.



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Levine & Levine is renowned in the legal community throughout Michigan and beyond, for offering compassionate, professional and thoughtful representation in addition to experienced and aggressive advocacy. Since 1987, the firm has provided highly effective representation to individuals and businesses. Levine & Levine specializes in criminal defense, family law, business law, appeals, and estate planning.

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