Criminal Sexual Conduct Crimes ? Consequences For Pleading Guilty.
If you pled guilty or no contest to a ?listed? criminal sexual conduct crime as defined in MCL 28.722 or an offense that by its nature constitutes a sexual offense against an individual who is less than 18 years of age, or if you were previously convicted of what was or is now a listed offense for which you were not then required to register, but are now convicted of any felony (see MCL 28.722(b)(ii)(B), MCL 28.724(5)), you can be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
If, for any reason, you are required to register under the SORA, your plea of guilty or no contest could result in a termination of your parental rights (even if it is unrelated to this case) and will restrict where you can live, work, and go to school.
If you are convicted and sentenced to prison for criminal sexual conduct crime (CSC), first degree, or under MCL 750.520b or MCL 750.520c for a criminal sexual conduct crime committed by an individual 17 years or older against an individual less than 13 years of age, on release from prison you will thereafter be subject to lifetime electronic monitoring. Criminal sexual conduct crimes are life changing if an individual is convicted of such a thing, and thus it is imperative to contact a criminal defense attorney whenever you are or believe you will be charged.
You must remember that you never have to accept or take a plea agreement. You have the absolute right to maintain your innocence until the state or the prosecutor has proven that you have committed the crime(s) charged beyond all reasonable doubt by a jury of your peers.
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