The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith represents clients accused of Michigan sex crimes. This includes charges of sexual misconduct, criminal sexual conduct, statutory rape, molestation and sexual abuse. Shannon Smith works with Gail Benson who is “of counsel” to the firm. Gail Benson has over 35 years of experience and has focused much of her career defending Michigan sex crimes.
Michigan sex crimes are charged as criminal sexual conduct depending on the age of the complainant and whether the allegation includes touching or penetration. Michigan sex crimes carry harsh penalties, including long prison sentences and registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. Our firm has been successful defending those accused of Michigan sex crimes by having cases dismissed prior to trial and sometimes before the charges were brought. We have also been able to negotiate favorable plea bargains for clients that avoided incarceration and registration as a sex offender. Ultimately, we strive to be the best trial attorneys when it comes to defending Michigan sex crimes and have had numerous victories achieved through motions and trials. We also represent clients who wish to appeal their convictions for Michigan sex crimes.
Together, Shannon Smith and Gail Benson have represented teachers, juveniles, adults and professionals accused of Michigan sex crimes. The firm has extensive knowledge regarding the psychological studies and scientific research that win Michigan sex crimes cases, especially when a child makes the allegations. We have close relationships with the top experts in the field, including experts who may testify regarding issues with child memory, suggestive interviewing techniques, the forensic interview protocol and other aspects that frequently lead to false allegations by children. We also have extensive experience working with Child Protective Services, police and the Courts on behalf of clients accused of Michigan sex crimes. We are able to handle all of the criminal, juvenile and family court aspects to your case.