Criminal cases are often settled or decided before the matter ever gets to trial. One way that this occurs is through the submission of pre-trial motions and the hearings that accompany them. Pre-trial motions and hearings not only shape the nature of proceedings in very important ways, but, in many cases, they can also help determine the outcome of cases. Michigan readers may find the following sex crimes blog interesting.
A Mattawan, Michigan man is facing nine new sex crime charges following the alleged sexual abuse of two young boys. Last August, prosecutors charged the man with multiple counts of the sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography and attempted coercion and enticement of a child. Recently, prosecutors filed nine new counts, including additional exploitation charges, as well as distribution of child pornography.