Child Exploitation in Michigan

Any crime involving individuals under the age of 18 is extremely serious and may result in harsh penalties such as fines and even jail time if you are found guilty. If you’re facing a child exploitation charge, the first step in battling back is contacting a skilled CPS defense lawyer. Your attorney should have experience defending clients in similar cases, no matter how rare you think your situation may be. Looking at the lawyer’s track record will help you determine if he or she is the right fit for your case.

The Grabel & Associates team has worked in criminal defense for over 15 years and is passionate about helping Michigan’s wrongfully accused prove their innocence. We’ve handled a wide variety of cases, including both sexual and economic child exploitation. If you need help clearing your name, give us a call at our toll-free hotline today to learn more about our process and how you can obtain our services.

The Legal Definition of Child Exploitation

The law uses the term “child exploitation” to refer to the act of using a minor child for sexual gratification, power, profit, or any other purpose. Children are often used for cheap labor in the pornography and drug industries, where individuals employ, use, persuade, induce, coerce or entice them to get involved. The legal definition of child is could include someone as old as 17, which is important to remember when you hear the term child exploitation.

Many are aware of the sexual exploitation of children taking place in the pornography industry, but do not know about child exploitation that occurs in the drug industry. If a minor is used to help sell or distribute illegal drugs, the individual in charge of the operation could be charged with child exploitation in Michigan, on top of any other drug crime charges he or she may receive.

If you’re mixed up in a drug crime case that involves children, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The earlier you start building your defense, the better your chances are of proving your innocence and avoiding life-altering penalties that could accompany a guilty verdict.

Child Exploitation Penalties

The United States of America allows for the strict prosecution of those involved in child exploitation cases. If you’re found guilty, you could face anywhere from fines to life imprisonment, depending on the details of your case. Sexual exploitation of children is the most serious form of child exploitation, and almost always results in a lengthy prison sentence, but all child exploitation charges can lead to life changing penalties. If you want to know what charges you could be up against, call our firm today for more information. A talented member of our staff will walk you through the details of your legal situation and offer solutions that will help get you on track to taking charge of your future. Reach out to us today via our online contact form to learn more.

Defensing Against Child Exploitation Cases

If you’ve been accused of using minors under the age of 18 to sell or distribute illegal drugs, you need to start building an airtight defense as soon as you can. Perhaps you have been wrongly accused or confused with someone else. Or, it may be possible that you believed the child was over the age of 18 or you were not aware of your part in leading a child to engage in the selling or distribution of drugs. Our attorneys will take a look at every detail in your unique case and craft a compelling defense strategy that will help you clear your name and save your reputation. Our attorneys have been working in criminal defense for over 15 years and are ready to put their knowledge and experience to work in your case. We are committed to providing the best defense possible for our clients, and will do whatever it takes to ensure you have a fair shot at justice.

Contact Us 24/7 – We offer a Free Consultation

Child exploitation cases are time sensitive, which is why we’ve made our team available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s simple to get in touch with us and learn more about the charges you’re facing. Just call 1-800-342-7896 to learn more about why we’re recognized as one of Michigan’s leading defense firms. An experienced case analyst will provide you with a free initial case consultation and advise you of the next steps in your case. If you decide you want to continue working with us, you’ll be connected with an attorney that has experience working on child exploitation cases similar to your own. We will aggressively battle on your behalf and won’t stop until you’re set up to receive the best available results in your case.


With drug crime defense attorneys statewide, Grabel & Associates defends people throughout Michigan charged with possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, cultivation and illegal prescription drugs.