Accosting, Enticing, Or Soliciting A Child
Our Flint lawyers are ready to fight your charges
If you were arrested for accosting, enticing or soliciting a child, you are facing severe consequences if convicted of this sex crime. Your freedom and reputation are at stake. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side. The criminal defense lawyers at Manley & Manley aggressively fight for your rights.
In Michigan, it is a felony to accost, entice or solicit a child under the age of 16 into committing an immoral act, an act of sexual intercourse, an act of gross indecency or any other act of depravity or delinquency. It is not required for the act itself to have taken place, and it doesn’t matter whether the accused knew the child was underage or not.
The penalties for accosting, enticing or soliciting a child are severe. People convicted of this crime face up to four years in prison, a fine of up to $4,000, or both. If convicted of a second or subsequent offense, the penalties are even more severe.
Experienced attorneys who design effective legal strategies
We are all protective of children, so when people – including law enforcement officials – hear about crimes involving sex with minors they want the offenders severely punished. While this reaction is understandable, it can make it much more difficult for people accused of these crimes to be treated fairly.
The unique and complicated challenge of protecting and restoring the lives and reputations of persons accused of these crimes require a dedicated defense attorney. An experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of the law, who knows how the legal system works in Michigan, and who has a record of getting results.
Michael P. Manley and Frank J. Manley are Flint natives and experienced attorneys who provide aggressive representation. They are ready to fight for you to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Attorney Michael P. Manley graduated at the top of his law school class and is a board-certified criminal trial expert. He’s been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and his work has been covered in national media.
Attorney Frank J. Manley has handled more than 30,000 cases during more than 30 years of practice. A fighter who never quits, he has been named as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan.
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The consequences of a conviction for accosting, enticing or soliciting a child go beyond jail time and fines. You may lose your job and your reputation. Relationships with friends and family can be damaged beyond repair. You may be required to register as a sex offender, which can affect future job opportunities.
Your arrest may have involved questionable law enforcement tactics. Our legal team thoroughly investigates the circumstances of the investigation and your arrest to get the facts. We carefully review evidence and look at how it was obtained. We carefully review all documentation related to your case and talk to witnesses.
Our attorneys know how to build a strong defense and we aggressively fight for your rights. If we can’t get the charges dismissed, we may be able to get them reduced. This can make a big difference in terms of jail time, fines and the impact on your life.
If you’ve been arrested, there’s a lot at stake. Take action to protect your rights. Contact us today. Learn more about how we can help.