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Your Champion

Defending You Against Charges Of Child Molestation, Sexual Abuse And Rape

Last updated on August 30, 2022

If you have been charged with a sex offense in Grand Rapids or elsewhere in western Michigan, you are in a very serious situation. Your future and your reputation are at stake, not just your liberty. While you have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, people tend to believe the victim in sex crime cases.

Only the aggressive representation of an experienced criminal defense lawyer can overcome this. This is where I come in. I am James K. Champion. At my law firm, Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, I provide a strong defense against sex crime allegations, including:

With so much at stake, you should put your case in the hands of a professional as soon as possible. My criminal defense work has been featured on Dateline NBC, ABC News and more. Don’t risk losing your future. Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, can help you build a defense against your charges. Call 888-723-0075 for a free consultation. I am available 24/7.

I Will Help You Avoid Sex Offender Registration

Sex crime convictions are subject to sex offender registration, which will change how you live your life, even after your release from prison. Immediately upon conviction for a sex crime, you will face placement on the sex-offender registry. This list makes your life extremely difficult. Not only will it limit your education and employment options, but it will also limit where you can live. At Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, I am an experienced Michigan sex crimes attorney who will take every step available to shield you from registration as a sex offender and protect your future.

Don’t Talk To The Police: Talk To Me

People accused of sex crimes often make the fundamental mistake of talking to the police. Inadvertently, you could give the police and prosecutors the information they need. Before you speak to law enforcement, speak to me, and I will help you understand your rights.

Can I be removed from the Michigan sex offender registry?

There are three tiers of sex crimes in Michigan. Tier I and Tier II offenses have the possibility of getting removed from the sex offender registry, as well as Romeo and Juliet law offenses. Tier III offenses are permanent and ineligible for registry removal.

What are the different degrees of sex offenders in Michigan?

The three tiers of sex offenses are for the various severities of crimes. Tier I crimes include passing child pornography, criminal sexual conduct of an adult or imprisoning/restraining a minor. Tier II involves acts like soliciting a minor, distributing child pornography and sexually touching a teenager. Tier III offenses include rape, attempted rape, kidnapping a minor and molesting a child under 13 years old.

What are the penalties for child molestation in Michigan?

If the child is under the age of 13, the consequences include electronic monitoring for life and a 15-year prison sentence. If the child is between 13 and 16, the offense can result in prison and substantial fines.

Can criminal sexual conduct charges be expunged in Michigan?

It is not possible to expunge these charges. instead, your best option is to try and avoid a conviction with the help of a skilled attorney.

What is the Michigan Romeo and Juliet law?

This is legal protection for children who are at least 13 years old. This law protects relationships involving these children if their partner is within five years of age with their partner.

Get The Defense You Need For Sex Crime Charges

The sooner you contact Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, the sooner I can begin your defense. There is no cost to discuss your case with me. To schedule a free telephone or in-person consultation with availability during the day, nights and weekends, call 888-723-0075 or send my law firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan an email.