Sex Crime Allegations Require A Skilled And Strategic Defense
Few crimes carry such a stigma and such harsh punishment as sex offenses. The mere accusation can taint a person’s public reputation, and a conviction brings prison and lifelong consequences.
Whether you need an attorney who will manage your case quickly and quietly with the utmost discretion or an aggressive defense against major felony charges, you can turn to Ryan Maesen Attorney at Law.
I have a well-earned reputation in West Michigan for handling criminal sexual conduct, child porn, consensual acts between minors and other sexual offenses, including high-profile cases prominently covered in the local media. Through hard-fought advocacy, I have obtained jury acquittals, dismissals and charges not brought in these high-stakes situations.
Accused or under investigation? Call my Grand Rapids law office at 616-818-0011 for a free initial consultation.
Experienced Sex Offense Attorney In Grand Rapids
In more than 15 years as a criminal defense lawyer, I have handled the full spectrum of criminal sexual conduct charges (CSC) and other sex offenses enumerated by Michigan statute, including:
- Rape and attempted rape
- Sexual assault
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Soliciting a minor for immoral purposes
- Child pornography and internet sex crimes
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Sexting involving minors
- Indecent exposure and aggravated indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct or gross indecency (sex acts in public)
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Michigan, don’t let the fear of the unknown consume you or the fear of public scorn paralyze you into doing nothing. There are steps we can take to protect your rights and confront the allegations.
While every case is unique, I have obtained favorable outcomes for many clients in situations similar to yours, including dismissal of charges, reduction of charges and successful verdicts.
‘Will I Have To Register As A Sex Offender?’
In addition to the specter of jail or prison, people accused of sex crimes are terrified of being labeled as a sex offender. A conviction for most criminal sexual conduct offenses and many other sex crimes will require sex offender registration. There are three levels of sex offender status, based on the nature of the crime. Tier 1 requires registration for 15 years, Tier 2 for 25 years and Tier 3 for a lifetime.
Once your sex offender level is determined, it is very difficult to get downgraded or removed from the list. Your best hope is to avoid a conviction or to get charges reduced to a lesser offense that requires Tier 1 or no registration. That is where an experienced sex crime defense attorney can make a real difference. You need to hire the best representation you can.
Let’s Get Started On Your Defense
My staff and I understand how high the stakes are. You can contact Maesen Law 24 hours a day by calling 616-818-0011, or you can reach out by email. In a free consultation, we can discuss your rights and legal options. I practice in Kent County and surrounding jurisdictions of West Michigan, and I have handled sex crime cases statewide.