Assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) in Michigan is a serious felony charge. When an individual is arrested for this crime, it can be extremely stressful. Aside from statutory penalties, the alleged offender may face additional consequences such as having a permanent criminal record, trouble getting approved for a mortgage/business loan, issues with employment, and the possible disqualification of their professional license(s).
Because of this, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney with ample experience and resources if you’ve been charged with any type of assault. If you are under investigation for – or if you have already been charged with – assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) or any other sex crime, contact Dallo Law, P.C. today. We will fight to get the best possible outcome based on your circumstance.
Sexual Assault Attorneys in Bloomfield Hills, MI
If you have been charged with assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent), you need an experienced Michigan sex crimes attorney on your side to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case. Attorney Dallo has defended against extremely challenging cases, has gone to trial for his clients, represents clients in high profile cases, and has produced very favorable outcomes. The social stigma attached to sexual offenses are extremely negative and can affect your future. Contact Dallo Law, P.C. today to discuss your case.
Criminal defense attorney J. Dallo is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf. Dallo Law, P.C. accepts clients throughout the greater Oakland County and Macomb County area including West Bloomfield, Pontiac, Troy, Waterford Township, Oakland Charter Township, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Warren, Sterling Heights, Romeo, Utica, Roseville, and Eastpointe.
Set up your first consultation by calling Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000.
- Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges in Michigan
- Sex Offender Registry in Michigan
- Additional Resources for Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct (Sexual Intent)
The Michigan Penal Code does not define assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent). It does, however, provide a definition for the term “sexual penetration.” Under Michigan law 750.520a, “sexual penetration” means:
“Sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, or any other intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person’s body or of any object into the genital or anal openings of another person’s body, but emission of semen is not required.”
Assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) carries harsh penalties under Michigan law. Sexual assault, including the act of penetration, is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Cases of sexual assault where there is an intent to commit criminal conduct is a second degree, on the other hand, which is a felony punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment. Second degree criminal sexual conduct involves unsolicited sexual touching, coercion, and/or sexual contact with a minor.
Under Michigan Penal Code 28.729, individuals convicted of sex crimes including assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) are required to register on Michigan’s sex offender registry. Sex offenders must register for a minimum of 25 years, but it can last a lifetime in certain circumstances. Failing to register, verify, or comply with the Sex Offenders Registry Act is a serious matter and can result in steep penalties including:
- First Offense – Up to 4 years of imprisonment and up to $2,000 in fines
- Second Offense – Up to 7 years of imprisonment and up to $5,000 in fines
- Third of Subsequent Offense – Up to 10 years of imprisonment and up to $10,00 in fines
Under the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA), assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) is categorized as a Tier 3 offense. Therefore, if an individual is convicted of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent) they are required to register for a lifetime on the public Michigan sex offender registry. A Tier 3 Offender is required to verify their information, which means they must notify the law enforcement agency if they:
- Change their domicile or address
- Change their name
- Enroll in any university or discontinue enrollment
- Intend to temporarily reside at any place other than their current residence for more than 7 days
- Buy or drive any vehicle
- Change their place of employment or get fired
Michigan Penal Code: Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct – Click the link to view Michigan Penal Code 750.520g to learn what constitutes as assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent). Access the site to read the penalties, possible enhancements, and other related offenses.
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry – Visit the official website for the Michigan State Police to access their sex offender registry. The webpage allows individuals to search for sex offenders in your area, register for email alerts, and view safety tips.
Sex Crimes Defense Oakland County Attorney, MI
Have you or someone you know been charged with assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct (sexual intent)? Being accused of any type of sex crime in Michigan can be life-altering. Sexual allegations will affect your freedom and reputation, so it’s best to act quickly and seek the legal counsel of a criminal defense attorney. Contact J. Dallo at Dallo Law, P.C. today.
Dallo Law, P.C. is based in Oakland County, MI and other surrounding communities including Bloomfield Hills, Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Easpointe, Utica, St. Clair Shores, Troy, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Waterford Township, Southfield, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield Township, Clarkston, and Novi. Call Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000 to set up your free consultation.