Nader Nassif, a 29-year-old Ann Arbor defense attorney and member of the Downtown Development Authority, was arrested on Wednesday July 31 for alleged sexual assault. Nassif was formally charged on Friday afternoon with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Nassif was held at the Washtenaw County Jail until Friday, when he was released on a $25,000 bond according to news articles at AnnArbor.com. His arraignment was scheduled for Friday, but was postponed until Saturday. He was arrested in the 200 block of South Fourth Avenue.
A former lawyer with the Lorandos Joshi Law Firm and the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office, Nassif now has his own firm located at 202 E. Huron St. in Ann Arbor. News articles did not release the details of the alleged sexual assault as the case is still under investigation according to Lt. Robert Pfannes, who said the department typically does not release information regarding these sensitive issues while investigations are ongoing.
Third-degree criminal sexual conduct involves penetration, and may also involve coercion or force. As Michigan sex offender defense lawyers know, the penalties for those convicted are severe and may include up to 15 years in prison, as this is considered a felony offense. Sex crimes are some of the most difficult cases to defend or prosecute, because it is often a simple matter for someone to falsely accuse another person of these types of offenses.
When an individual is accused of third-degree CSC, he or she may have to prove certain elements of evidence. This is a complex process that requires the skill and expertise of a seasoned Michigan sex crime attorney if you desire the best possible outcome. A conviction will result in not only prison time, but can ruin your career and reputation, and leave you labeled as a sex offender. Take action immediately to protect your freedom and future.