A Saginaw Township man will spend at least 26 years in jail for sexual assault after being convicted for assaulting family members. According to the charges, this 44 year old man abused three family members. After a nine hour deliberation, the jury convicted him of four first-degree offenses as well as two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, single counts third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, and a single count of manufacturing such material.
Fighting Sex Crimes with a Gaylord Criminal Defense Lawyer
Sex crimes are some of the most sensitive, difficult charges a person can face. Often, even just facing these charges can feel like a person has been convicted. It leads to even a person’s closest friends and family to distance themselves from the accused. These charges require a Gaylord Criminal Defense Lawyer who will assist with these charges, giving the client the support they need as well as aggressively challenging the evidence against them.
For an attorney, it is important to remind the jury that the burden of proof is on the prosecutor. It is important to make the jury see that the accused, far from being a monster, is actually innocent until proven guilty and ensuring that the state meets that burden. A person deserves to be treated fairly, especially when they have been charged with a sex crime. It is not fair to convict someone solely on an accusation.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact Ross Hickman Law Office right away. With more than 35 years of experience in the legal system, he can provide the advice and support you need during this difficult time. If you face a sex crime in Northern Michigan, contact Ross Hickman Law Office right away.