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Sex Crimes 1st Degree

Have You Been Charged With a 1st Degree Sex Crime?

Being accused of a sex crime is a serious matter. Choose an experienced sex crime attorney in Warren, Roseville, Royal Oak, MI & Macomb County.

An allegation of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is one of the most serious charges a person can face in Michigan. It poses up to a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison and lifetime electronic monitoring, as well as registration pursuant Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA).

It is important to note that in the charging stage, or trial stage, this is an allegation, not a proven fact. Yet you or your loved one’s life literally hangs in the balance.

Barnwell Law has had success defending people of sex crimes and allegations of rape in Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County, including cities such as Warren, Roseville, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township, Detroit, and many other cities.

In some of these cases, wise clients who proactively reached out to Barnwell Law as soon as an allegation or complaint was made never even were charged. This is because if a case is extremely weak, Barnwell Law can help prevent charges from being filed.

If a case has a low threshold of evidence, it will likely proceed. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who is willing and dedicated to your case — even when the rest of society is ready to declare you are guilty just because an allegation exists.

It is important to have a tested trial attorney who knows the right questions to ask of perspective jurors. This will ensure you get a fair trial. If your case proceeds to trial, experienced trial attorney Bill Barnwell will fight to clear your name and save your life. These are cases that require an attorney who will fight for you and your presumption of innocence regardless of the allegations.

Call Barnwell Law today at (810) 394-2952 and begin taking steps to fight for your freedom.

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Call him. Day or night, he actually answers. And he personally will fight your case. Not pass it off to someone else who won't return your calls once you hire them, like so many other law firms. Great results!

Cheryl T.

Excellent attorney. Fights hard for all his clients and produces results. Not only knows his stuff but you can tell cares about all his clients and sees them as real people and worth fighting for.

Jake A.

Absolutely amazing. Bill goes above and beyond for his client. I have been blessed to have had him by my side and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel.

Jamie N.

I contacted Bill Barnwell personally, spoke with him and hired. He represented me in a domestic violence case. I felt that the accusations on me we're incorrect. Bill was able to have the case dismissed with no key...


Mr. Bill Barnwell is by far the Best Attorney I have ever had the luxury of representing me. He was very persistent and persuasive to the point of me only serving 12 days in county on a 4th Habitual felony of violation...


Bill was extremely helpful, from the beginning of my initial consultation through my appearance in front of the judge. I was charged with a misdemeanor in Highland Park while on vacation from a different state. I had no...


Mr. Bill Barnwell assisted me through a pretty scary situation where I had a person harass/stalk me. Mr. Barnwell was very empathetic and helpful. After dealing with police, detectives, different attorneys and judges...


Receiving an OWI ticket with a .15 bac from a State police officer on I-696 was something I wasn't ready for. It was also written on the ticket that I was speeding more than 15mph over the speed limit. The officer didn't...


I hired Bill for a felony case on which I wrongly accused and my rights were violated. Mr. Barnwell fought this charge tooth and nail and I am happy to say all charges were dismissed. His dedication for his clients...


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