Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
First, Second, Third and Fourth Degrees of CSC
Under Michigan law, criminal sexual conduct (CSC) occurs when one person engages in sexual contact with or sexual penetration of another person in an illegal manner. This sexual act may be illegal because the other person is forced or coerced into the act, the other person is a minor, the other person is incapacitated and therefore unable to consent, etc. In Michigan, there are four different levels of criminal sexual conduct—CSC in the first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree.
The degree of this sex offense is determined by various factors, such as the type of sexual act that was committed, the age of the victim, the number of offenders involved the crime, whether force or coercion was used, whether a weapon was used, and so on. The penalties for CSC, which are determined by the degree of the offense, range from just a couple years of imprisonment to a life prison term. A CSC conviction can also result in a requirement for the offender to register as a sex offender, either for a long period of time or for the rest of the convicted person's life.
If you are accused of molesting or raping another person and you are charged with criminal sexual conduct, you are likely at risk of receiving severe penalties. When your future is on the line, the best thing you can do is to hire an experienced defense attorney who can help you develop a competitive defense strategy and skillfully present your side of the story before the court. Our
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Penalties for Criminal Sexual Conduct in MI
Here are the penalties for the four different types of CSC as cited under The Michigan Penal Code:
- CSC in the First Degree (§750.520b): Felony punishable by 25 years in prison to life in prison
- CSC in the Second Degree (§750.520c): Felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison
- CSC in the Third Degree (§750.520d): Felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison
- CSC in the Fourth Degree (§750.520e): Misdemeanor punishably by up to 2 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $500
If a defendant has one or more previous CSC convictions on his or her record, that individual may receive enhanced penalties. Take action now if you are facing charges for criminal sexual conduct—Contact Attorney Daniel D. Hajji today! We can help you get started on your defense through a free