Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence

Powerful Defense for Sex Crime and Domestic Violence Cases

As an attorney and legal educator who has been fighting for the rights of individuals like you for 30 years, I appreciate the seriousness and intensity of the charges you’re facing.

Law Office of G. Sal Gani P.C. represents clients in DeWitt and Haslett in diverse sex crimes matters, from such charges as the possession of illegal sexual materials to the assault and battery of a former spouse. I have the experience, skill, and determination you need to help you through these matters. I will provide empathetic, honest, and reliable counsel.
Domestic violence

What Is a Sex Crime?

Michigan law categorizes sex crimes under Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC). If you are facing sex crime charges, it is important to obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Michigan statutes divide sex crimes into different degrees:
  • First-degree: A first-degree sex crime is a felony involving sexual penetration. Conviction of a first-degree sex crime can result in life imprisonment, a lifetime of electronic monitoring, and other severe penalties.
  • Second-degree: A second-degree sex crime is a felony involving sexual contact or other physical contact. Conviction of a second-degree sex crime can result in imprisonment up to 15 years, a lifetime of electronic monitoring, and other severe penalties.
  • Third-degree: A third-degree sex crime is a felony and can involve sexual penetration or other physical contact accompanied by other circumstances – for example, the rape of a victim who is at least 13-years old and under the age of 16. Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years.
  • Fourth-degree: A fourth-degree sex crime is a misdemeanor involving sexual contact accompanied by other circumstances – for example, when an aggressor, such as a stepparent, uses force or coercion during sexual contact. Criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree is punishable by imprisonment of up to two years or a fine of not more than $500, or both.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence involves abuse by a person whom the victim has a relationship with. It can be a family member, people who are dating, former boyfriends or girlfriends, or residents of the same household. Domestic violence can include: 
  • Being hit or detained by your spouse after you discover that he or she had an affair.
  • Keeping a child confined in an unlivable space in your home or without basic necessities.
  • Attempting to engage in involuntary sexual activity by force or threat of force.
  • Simply pushing another without any injury occurring.
If you’re convicted of domestic violence charges, you face an array of penalties, including extensive jail time, the loss of rights to see your children, fines, fees, and legal costs. 
There is a diversionary program that you may be eligible to participate in if charged with domestic abuse, which might allow you to resolve a charge without any public record.
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If you have been charged with a sex crime or domestic violence charge, call me at 517-372-8944 or contact me online to schedule a FREE, confidential consultation at Law Office of G. Sal Gani P.C.
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