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The Elements of Sex Crimes In Michigan: Criminal Sexual Conduct In The First Degree


Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree is one of the sex crimes that people would not want to be charged with.

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.

Here at Haque Legal, it is our goal to make sure that you have an idea of what you should be preparing for when the worst happens.

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Sex Crimes in Michigan

There are different kinds of sex crimes in Michigan. Every single one of them is considered as just as heinous as the other. For a lot of people, there is a need to know the elements of the crime before anything else.

Here at Haque Legal, our clients must know more about the elements of sex crimes in Michigan. We want to protect our clients best by making sure that they get the right information that they possibly can.

Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree has a penalty of life imprisonment.

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree involves sexual penetration, however slight it may be. As long as there is the entry of the sexual organ to any part of the body of the minor child, there is criminal sexual conduct. (Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 750.520b (2018).)

Any child under the age of 13 or a child who is between the ages of 13 and 16 who has been a victim of the sexual penetration from the following is considered a victim of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree:  

  • a member of the child’s family or household
  • a teacher or in some other position of authority over the child, or
  • the child’s foster care provider at the time the sexual penetration occurred.

The penalty for Criminal Sexual Conduct is the first degree in Michigan is considered as one of the strictest as it has a minimum penalty. First-degree criminal sexual conduct in Michigan carries a mandatory minimum sentence of a minimum of 25 years in prison. This means that, at the very least, perpetrators of the crime will be sentenced to a minimum of 25 years behind bars.

If you are being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree, the most important thing that you should do is to get a lawyer who can protect you from the strictest application of the law.

Am I entitled to parole?

The Michigan criminal sexual conduct law states that when you are sentenced to life in prison, you are facing the possibility that you would not be getting any chance of getting parole. If you are over the age of 18, and your victim is someone under the age of 13, your chances of getting parole become slim to none.

Are there other penalties that come with imprisonment and the lack of a chance for parole?

Yes, when you are penalized for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, you are facing the possibility that you will not just rot in prison your whole life but that you will be facing the following penalties as well:

  • You will be registered under the Michigan Sex Offender Registry (SORA).
  • You will be facing the mandatory lifetime electronic monitoring (tether). 

What is the Michigan Sex Offender Registry (SORA)?

The Michigan Sex Offender Registry is a registry that individuals convicted of a sex crime are required to enter. We will be discussing this more in a separate article.

What is your take on a plea bargain?

Plea bargaining is always a possibility. However, we have to assess the specific kind of need that you have for your case. You should always keep in mind that your case is special, you should not expect the same strategy to be used by your Haque Legal lawyer in every single case that we handle.

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.

Let us help you out.

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.

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