Prescott, AZ Sex Crimes Lawyers
Defending the Accused in Prescott, Gilbert, Maricopa County, & Yavapai County
Being accused of a sex crime is an extremely serious matter. Sex crime allegations carry with them a stigma that is not attached to other crimes. These are crimes that the public, law enforcement, and the courts find particularly objectionable and egregious, even more so if they involve minors, the disabled, the helpless, or the elderly. A sex crime accusation can be devastating to your reputation, your family, and to your freedom and future. Often you will face public censure before the true facts have even been brought to light and you may be “convicted” in the court of public opinion long before you have your day in court.
Due to the dire criminal and collateral consequences of a sex crime charge, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At Signature Law Group, we can put a former Yavapai County prosecutor to work for you who has worked on both sides of the courtroom in thousands of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious violent crimes, such as murder. That is the type of experience you need when accused of a sex crime. Our firm puts in the time and effort to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of a case dismissal, reduced charge, or an acquittal at trial.
Sex Crimes in Arizona
Sex crimes in Arizona can run the gamut from a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure to a Class 2 felony charge of sexual assault. The penalties stemming from a sex crime conviction can range from probation and fines to long prison sentences along with mandatory sex offender registration.
Examples of Arizona sex crimes can include:
- Possession/distribution of child pornography
- Child luring
- Child molestation
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Indecent exposure
- Public sexual indecency
- Sexual extortion (coercion or threats used to gain a sexual benefit)
- Revenge porn
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Surreptitious recording
These crimes are all defined under various Arizona laws that lay out how they are charged and the penalties involved. Examples of penalties include five to 14 years in prison for sexual assault/rape, 10 to 24 years in prison for child pornography, and 13 years to life for sexual conduct with a minor.
Sex Offender Registration
One of the most severe penalties stemming from certain sex crime convictions involves mandatory sex offender registration. This registration can put your identity and the crime for which you were convicted on the internet for the public to see. Sex offender registration generally requires annual updates on your part to law enforcement.
Registration is based on your level of risk. Level 1 offenders have their information given to law enforcement. Level 2 offenders’ information is given to community organizations that involve children while Level 3 offenders’ information is given to all of the previous agencies as well as neighbors and anyone who visits online.
Get Help From a Former Prosecutor
When facing the serious matter of sex crime allegations, you need aggressive and proven legal representation. At Signature Law Group, you can depend on the commitment and insider perspective of a former prosecutor who understands how the criminal justice system works to secure convictions. Put our firm on your side to ensure that you have skilled representation in the fight to preserve your rights, freedom, and future.
Get an honest assessment of your case and your options by discussing the matter with our Prescott sex crimes lawyer. Contact Signature Law Group at (928) 842-8522.
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