Criminal Sexual Conduct — Is every touching a crime?

Randall Levine Criminal Sexual Conduct — Is every type of touching considered a crime? By: Randall Levine Randalllevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Aug. 13, 2020 — The Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) statute in Michigan identifies sexual touching as either second or fourth Degree CSC, which carries a penalty of 15 years imprisonment or up to two years […]

Criminal sexual conduct and the Rape Shield Law

Randall Levine Criminal sexual conduct and the Rape Shield Law By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Aug. 20, 2019 — When a person is charged with criminal sexual conduct, it is important to look at the history of the complaining witness. Is this a person who has made false accusations of criminal sexual conduct […]

Criminal Sexual Conduct – Should I Take a Police Polygraph?

Randall Levine Criminal Sexual Conduct – Should I Take a Police Polygraph? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 27, 2017 – Criminal Sexual Conduct charges are extremely serious.  Often times there is no physical evidence to support the claims of a complainant who may have ulterior motives to make an accusation.  Consequently, it is not uncommon for the […]

Criminal Sexual Conduct: Cross Examining the Complainant With Mental Health Issues

Randall S. Levine Criminal Sexual Conduct: Cross Examining the Complainant With Mental Health Issues KALAMAZOO, MICH. – August 9, 2018 – Often times complaining witnesses in Criminal Sexual Conduct cases make false accusations due to mental illness.  Mental illness is commonplace in our society. People who suffer from Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder are capable of […]

Criminal Sexual Conduct: It is a Matter of Degree

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 […]

Defending Sexual Assault Allegations by Children

Randall Levine Rachel Gruetzner Defending Sexual Assault Allegations by Children KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Apr. 24, 2018 – Levine & Levine managing partner and law associate, Randall Levine and Rachel Gruetzner, respectively, examine criminal sexual conduct cases, not just in Kalamazoo, but throughout Michigan, in their article, “Defending Sexual Assault Allegations by Children,” recently published in the […]