Investigating sex crimes in Michigan is interesting. What is the procedure? What should you learn about it?
Sex Crimes are prevalent, even in the States with the strictest possible penalties. Sex crimes are considered heinous crimes and should be punished strictly. In the state of Michigan, some strict penalties and statutes are followed when it comes to sex crimes.
The classification of sex crimes itself is already a topic of contention that many people look at when they’re trying to prosecute or defend the crime. Here at Haque Legal, it is our goal to make sure that you have the right kind of information about how you can defend yourself when it comes to sex crimes and how we can help you out. Let us get started.
Investigating Sex Crimes
Investigation of sex crimes in the state of Michigan begins with an inquiry by the police. Take note that the inquiry will often be rooted in a complaint or an investigation that yielded results for the individuals involved.
The police would first utilize refined interrogation tactics to gain information during the early phase of the investigation. This is already part of the process such as when you are being asked friendly questions by the police officers or when they are trying to discuss some matters about a specific event with you.
At this point, when the police are already questioning you or asking you some questions, keep in mind that you should already get a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to assist you and help protect your rights against unlawful investigations that may happen.
We always aim to protect your rights even if you are under investigation and it begins at the moment that the police already have the suspicion that you have committed a crime.
Defending Sex Crimes
Defending a charge on sex crime is one of the most challenging things that you can ask a lawyer to do. Even with the strict requirements of the sex crime conviction it only takes one word from one person to be charged with a sex crime.
Based on our experience we have seen a lot of people worried about being charged with a sex crime because it is more of a “he said, she said” situation where the case is often dependent on what one party would say compared to the other.
Oftentimes, the police would attempt to get statements from the accused party through friendly banter. Some of the police would try to obtain a confession and schedule a polygraph to get the truth out of the parties.
Talking to the police at the onset of the investigation, when you think that there is no investigation yet, is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make. Talking to the police when there is an investigation ongoing and there is a problem coming from the accusations being filed against is a big mistake.
We often tell her clients that whenever the police would want to talk to you or discuss anything with you it is important that you contact our lawyers to protect you properly from whatever problem may arise. At the very least the police may use the interview and order to establish that you have indeed a relationship with the person who is claiming the existence of the sex crime if that is an element of the crime as well as establish a possible motive and place you at the time of the crime.
When Is The Beginning Of The Investigation?
Investigation begins the moment that the police turn their focus on you. The police should be able to make you think that the investigation is just routine and that there is nothing that you should worry about, but there is always something to worry about.
Keep in mind that the police will not be turning their focus on you if you are not being considered from a list of suspects. We have seen a lot of our clients worry about their freedom once they see that the investigation has already turned on them but they should do so even before that happens. If police come to your house or your place of work there is no need for you to cooperate with them or answer any of their questions. What you need to do is to contact your lawyer and make sure that you will have the best kind of representation.
Whether we like it or not when you are already being asked questions about a specific situation or about a specific crime, you should keep in mind that you are already a suspect – and that is the reality of the investigation.
Get Yourself a Good Lawyer
Here at Haque Legal, we always tell potential clients that the best thing that they can do in case of a case filed against them is to get themself a good lawyer at the beginning of the proceedings. Even when you are just filling up forms or when you think that you already have a dispute, you can always get yourself a good lawyer to get started with the process
The first great thing that you can do is to make sure that you have a good guide when it comes to dealing with legalities. After all, you are fighting for your freedom and your life.
Contact Your Lawyer
If you have been involved in a criminal complaint in Michigan, you need to contact your law firm. A lawyer can help you get started with properly protecting your rights. A lawyer at Haque Legal will see to it that your needs are met from beginning to the end of the proceedings. You are always in good hands with Haque Legal and what it has to offer.
The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.
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If you are having trouble with the law about a possible charge of a sex crime or you want a lawyer to help you with the representation, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.