Criminal Sexual Conduct Fourth Degree

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree is a felony offense which can result in 2 years imprisonment. This crime can be charged based on a variety of different factors.

The crime of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree is committed when sexual contact occurs without the other person’s consent. Sexual contact includes intentional touching that can reasonably be construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or sexual gratification. Sexual contact also includes contact done for a sexual purpose or in a sexual manner for revenge, to inflict humiliation, or out of anger. The following charge variations explain how Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree may be committed.

1. Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree is committed when a person engages in sexual contact with another person using force or coercion. 2. Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree is committed when a person engages in sexual contact with a person he/she knows or has reason to know is mentally incapable, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless. Alleged victims in this condition are deemed by the law not to have the capacity to provide consent. 3. Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree is committed when a person engages in sexual contact with an inmate of the Michigan Department of Corrections by an employee of the Michigan Department of Corrections.

The maximum prison sentence for a Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree conviction is 2 years imprisonment. The typical minimum sentence in Washtenaw County will possibly be several months of jail time with 3 years on supervised probation. A person convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree will normally be required to register as a Sex Offender on the Sex Offender Registry for a minimum of 25 years.