New Bill Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

New Bill Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

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March 10, 2015
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Anyone who has ever been associated with a sex crime, even if they were never convicted, knows that the stigma of a sex crime can be very damaging. For some people, just having their name attached to that kind of situation, can cause significant damage to their reputation even if they’re never arrested. In addition, anyone who has been charged with a sex crime will most likely have to live with the negative connotations that come with such a crime even if they are acquitted.

While sex crimes are very serious and no one should ever have to go through such an ordeal, there are many instances in which sex crime allegations are unfounded. Even though someone claims to have been the victim of a sex crime that does not mean they are telling the truth. In other instances, such as child pornography or Internet sex crimes, the defendant may have been the victim of circumstances that were out of his or her control. In any case, due to the nature of these offenses, lawmakers continually look for ways to make defendants pay the price.

According to reports, Michigan lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would completely remove any statute of limitations on sex crimes. The new bill would make it possible for anyone who has been the victim of a sex crime to seek justice, not matter when it happened. The state previously amended the statute of limitations law back in 2001. At the time that made it possible for anyone who had been a victim after 2001 to seek charges without limitations. However, anyone who had been a victim before 2001 still couldn’t seek justice.

However, this new bill would remove the statute of limitations for all sex crimes and allow the victims to seek justice against their abusers no matter when the alleged crime occurred. This new bill could have a wide impact on many people in the Flint area, and elsewhere in Michigan, if it becomes law. However, it is always important to remember that just because someone is charged that does not mean he or she is guilty.

If you have been arrested or charged with a sex crime, you need to take those allegations seriously. A sex crime of any kind on your record can affect you for the rest of your life. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, then make sure you act fast and seek the help of our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys in Flint, Michigan. At Nickola Law we can help you fight the charges and stand up for your rights. Give us a call today at 810-767-5420, or click here to contact us online.


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