Criminal Sexual Conduct

Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) cases are especially sensitive because conviction will truly be life changing. Being found guilty for sex offenses in Michigan will haunt and follow a defendant for the rest of their lives. This is an area of the law where false allegations, misrepresentations, and witness manipulation will often times affect the results of a case, especially with sexual crimes involving minors. Not only do these cases create the potential for serious jail and prison time, they also carry the burden of registering as a sex offender. As these cases are often very fact driven, a successful defense to sex offenses requires a complete cross examination and a through analysis of the physical evidence performed by experienced sex crime lawyers. Only knowledgeable defense attorneys will have the expertise to get to the bottom of these allegations, preventing charges of sex crimes from affecting a defendant’s entire life.

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Understanding CSC Charges in Michigan

There is a wide variation in the type of criminal sexual assault charges that can be brought against a citizen in Michigan. Criminal sexual conduct – first degree and third degree both involve sexual assault that includes some kind of penetration, while criminal sexual conduct – second degree and fourth degree involve a sexual “touching.”



Our Approach To Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

Not many attorneys handle cases involving charges of criminal sexual conduct. And of those attorneys that do, many are quote frankly not skilled enough to handle these cases. It takes a special kind of defense attorney to represent a client charged with criminal sexual conduct. When a client retains Chris Kessel he immediately begins to develop a comprehensive strategy for success. Sometimes success means convincing the prosecutor to dismiss the charges completely or have them greatly reduced. Other times it means a motion to suppress evidence to have the case dismissed by a judge, or fully preparing for trial and securing a not guilty verdict. Each case and set of facts are different. Contact us at Chris Kessel Law and see what success can mean for you.


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  • “HE’S A BAD MAN, when it comes to that court room. I had a very tough case which would had made me guilty from he say, she say. But the evidence just wasn’t there. Chris worked hard from the time I contacted him until my verdict day to stress the issue of reasonable doubt. He did all that along with having a new born son at home which took away from his sleep. On March 15th, 2018 I was found NOT GUILTY of 2 felonies and 1 misdemeanor.”

    -Brandon | Detroit MI
    Home Invasion, Assault With Intent To Do Bodily Harm & Malicious Destruction of Property

  • “Chris was the attorney for my nephews case. It was pretty intense, we really thought this could go badly. When jury came back with a NOT guilty we were so thankful for the excellent work Chris had done. Highly recommend. Thank you!”

    -B.B. | Mount Clemons, MI
    Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree

  • “Chris knows what he’s doing! Case closed and dismissed!”

    -Vincent | Wyandotte, MI
    Possession with intent to deliver marijuana