Satawa Law recently has won another Title IX hearing, as the office for title 9 and institutional equity at University in Western Michigan “unanimously determined that the preponderance of evidence does not support a finding that the responded engaged in sexual assault or sexual harassment.”Read More

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Michigan Defense Attorney Mark Satawa Saved My Son

Satawa Law Continues Its Run Of Success

Mark Satawa and attorney Steve Palmer won a not guilty in an Ohio self-defense murder case. The client, “Steve,” a hard working father and husband was leaving for work one morning, when he stumbled on a woman sitting on the ground, with her back against a guardrail, in a ball, with a man standing over her, and the woman screaming “get off me.” Steve gets out of the car with a rifle, and says “get off her.” The guy eventually turns around, and starts screaming “I’m not afraid of a gun, go ahead, shoot me in the head!” Steve backs up, yelling “please stop please stop I don’t wanna shoot you.” The victim gets less than a foot from Steve, grabs for the barrel of the gun, and Steve shoots. The jury deliberated for 4 hours, before finding Steve NOT GUILTY of all charges.

A hard working husband and father gets his life back. When it comes to very serious criminal charges, where heavy lifting is needed, including self-defense, Satawa Law will defend your rights, and protect your future.

For a detailed deliberation statement of decision maker, please click here.

Satawa Law Won Another Title IX Hearing

Satawa Law recently has won another Title IX hearing, as the Title 9 Hearing Officer at a University in Michigan ruled that: “My considerations and determination are constrained by the credible evidence available to me, and based on that evidence, I do not find that Respondent engaged in non-consensual penetration or non-consensual contact as defined and prohibited by the Policy.”

The client, a scholarship football player was accused by a fellow student of having sex with her in her dorm room without her consent. Following a contested hearing, the hearing officer dismissed the case, so now the client can continue his academics and athletics in college.

When it comes to Title IX defense, and false allegations of campus sexual assault, Satawa Law will defend your rights, and protect your future.

For a detailed deliberation statement of decision maker, please click here.

Satawa Law Recently Won A Huge Victory In A Large And Complex Medical Fraud

The client, a doctor in his 70’s, was charged with conducting a criminal enterprise, MCL 333.7401; 2 counts of delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance (schedule 4), MCL 333.7401(2)(c); 2 counts of false pretenses $1,000 to $20,000, MCL 750.218; unauthorized practice of a health profession, MCL 333.16294; and insurance fraud, MCL 500.4511(1), in connection with his running of a clinic that managed pain and treated victims of auto accidents. After a contested preliminary exam, that consisted of several hearing dates spanning over one year, a district court judge found that there was insufficient evidence to find that “probable cause exists that the crimes charged were committed and that [client] committed them. Accordingly the court does not find probable cause to bind over on any of the charges.” Court went on to order “that all charges are DISMISSED.

A doctor, husband, and father gets his life back. When it comes to complex criminal charges, where heavy lifting is needed, Satawa Law will defend your rights, and protect your future. For a detailed deliberation statement of decision maker, please click here.

Covid-19 and Federal Compassionate Release

Federal Criminal Defense attorney Mark Satawa discusses compassionate release under 18 USC Section 3582(c) and the First Step Act of 2018 for federal inmates in the BOP due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Motions for compassionate release of federal inmates are being granted in Michigan, and throughout the country…Read More

Welcome To Satawa Law PLLC

Sex crimes are heavily penalized in the state of Michigan. If you have been charged with a sex crime, we strongly advise you to retain the immediate representation of our Michigan sex crime lawyers. We have the in-depth legal knowledge and exceptional track record of success necessary to combat your criminal charges. Our dedicated trial and appellate lawyers have more than two decades of experience defending the rights of the accused.

When you hire Satawa Law, PLLC, you can rest assured knowing your case is in capable and expert hands. We will fight tirelessly in order to defend your rights and protect your future. In addition to providing zealous representation to individuals facing sex crime charges, we represent clients who have been charged with matters related to child abuse.

Attorney Mark Satawa and Attorney Stuart Friedman of Satawa Law were recently featured on the Netflix docuseries The Confession Tapes. The show discusses some of the country’s most interesting stories of false confessions and the legal teams that uncover them. You can tune in anytime with your Netflix account and choose Episode 4 – Trial By Fire – to learn more.



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Mark Satawa has extensive experience in successfully defending all forms of sex crimes such as child molestation, sexting, child sexually abusive activity, sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, child pornography, date rape, and sexual harassment at work. He also has an unmatched expertise and success in defending scientifically/medically intensive criminal allegations, including shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, medical child abuse, Munchhausen by Proxy, child abuse, forensic interviews, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA.

Michigan sex crimes and child abuse defense attorney Mark Satawa has lectured extensively on many criminal law and trial advocacy issues including Shaken Baby Syndrome, Medical Child Abuse, defending allegations of criminal sexual conduct, DNA, handling experts, Daubert evidence issues, and all phases of trial practice – to defense organizations and bar associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

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Attorney Mark Satawa represents Ty Garbin, one of five suspects accused with conspiracy to kidnap MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He told CNN's Sara Sidner his client was just "playing army."Source: CNN

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As experts and specialists in sexual assault, we are often asked — is it true that sex crimes and sexual assault is under reported?

Well, the answer is interesting. While there are multiple studies that sex crimes are, in fact, the most under reported crime, that is only half the story. Because at the same time they are as many (or even more) studies that show that sexual assault is also the most over reported crime, and by a large margin.

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Our Michigan sex crimes and child abuse attorneys are uncommonly talented and invested in the well-being and success of our clients. We make your case our primary concern, putting in the extra time, work, research, and effort to ensure that you get the best legal defense possible. Because we have a keen focus on sex crimes and child abuse cases, we have a deep and intricate knowledge of the practice area that others cannot match.