Criminal Defense Attorneys
Flint, Michigan

(810) 238-0500

Sex Crime Attorney Michigan

Michigan defense attorneys Manley & Manley can put experience and resources to work for you

Criminal defense cases involving sex crimes demand a knowledgeable lawyer who can discreetly resolve your case. The criminal defense attorneys at Manley & Manley understand how sensitive and complex cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct can be in Michigan. If you are accused of a sex crime, you will need an experienced attorney to begin working on your behalf immediately. A conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life.

A native of Flint, attorney Michael P. Manley excelled in academics and athletics and graduated at the top of his law school class. A board-certified criminal trial expert in the mid-Michigan area, he was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and has been selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected to receive this honor. His work has been featured on “The Today Show,” “20/20,” “Dateline” and other national news programs.

Also a native of Flint, attorney Frank J. Manley has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list year after year. He has been named among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, as well among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 100 OWI Attorneys in the State of Michigan, and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

When your future is hanging in the balance, you need to talk to Manley & Manley as soon as possible. We treat clients with respect and courtesy and are committed to helping you get the results you need.

What types of sex crime cases does Manley & Manley handle?

Sex offenses cover a broad range of categories. Some of the offenses falling into the category of sex crimes are not limited to but include:

The crimes and the names they are given have the natural effect of making people react negatively. As a result, the constitutional principle of presumption of innocence suffers. The accused is often immediately presumed guilty. Fighting the charges against you becomes even more difficult.

What is the penalty for a sex crime conviction in Michigan?

If you are convicted of a sex crime in Michigan, you could spend several months or years in jail. Your name might also be permanently placed on a public sex offender registry. And you might be viewed as a convicted felon for the rest of your life. Some of the penalties for various sex crime convictions in Michigan include:

Sexual Harassment

  • Penalties vary widely


  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to $500 fine

Criminal Sexual Conduct

  • Penalties vary widely, up to life in prison in certain circumstances

Child Pornography

  • Up to 20 years in prison

If you are convicted of a felony, you could lose certain rights while you are incarcerated and even after you are released from jail.

Why should I hire attorney from Manley & Manley to handle my case?

If you have been charged with a sex offense, your reputation and way of life as you know it could be in jeopardy. You could spend months or years in jail. You could lose your job and face thousands of dollars of fines. In addition, anyone charged with a sex crime faces the very real potential for embarrassment or character damage resulting from public arrest. If you have been arrested or you are under investigation, you will need an experienced lawyer who can be your voice and fight aggressively to minimize the damage from these allegations.

Sex crimes get a lot of media attention. As a result, prosecutors are often under pressure to get convictions. They may assume the existence of “evil intent” where there was none. Or they may presume an innocent act was performed in the pursuit of an illegal act. This can make it difficult for the accused to get fair treatment in the justice system.

We can help. You can frankly discuss your situation with us, knowing full well that we will discreetly respect your privacy while we prepare a strong defense. If you are under investigation or arrested for a sexual offense, hire an accomplished criminal attorney to represent your case. We offer a free case evaluation to all potential clients. Contact us today. Call (810) 238-0500.