Sexual offenses are very serious crimes that are aggressively prosecuted in Arizona. If a person is convicted of a sex crime, the consequences are many and they are serious. Not only do the penalties involve prison and fines, but the effects will last for the remainder of a person’s life. Those who are convicted of sex offenses have to register as sex offenders. This can affect a person’s ability to get a job, find a place to live, or go to college.
If you or a loved one is being investigated or has been charged for a sexual offense, you need a Glendale criminal defense lawyer to help face the charges and defend against them. Your attorney knows the legal system and how to navigate it so that you can receive the best conclusion possible. At the same time, your rights are protected so that you receive a fair trial.
Defending Against All Types Of Sex Crimes:
There are many types of sex crimes that a person can be charged with. Some of them involve minors and others don’t. These crimes include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Sexual conduct with a minor
- Sexual abuse
- Child molestation
- Date and spousal rape
- Indecent exposure
There are many times when a person is rightfully charged with a sex crime and there are other times when a person may charged based on false accusations. False accusations frequently occur in child custody and retaliation cases. If a person is found to have made false accusations, then that person can be punished for doing so in a way that the judge feels appropriate.
Defending Against Sex Crimes Involving Children
There are a number of sex crimes against children. They include sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, and sexual exploitation of a minor. Sexual exploitation of a minor can include the possession or distribution of child pornography. The penalties for sex crimes against children are very serious. This is why you need to have a Glendale sex crimes defense attorney working with you to receive the best outcome possible. The maximum sentence if convicted is 27 years in prison when aggravated factors are present, otherwise it is 20 years. The minimum sentence is 13 years in prison. This also includes registration as a sex offender and a lifetime as being identified as a sex offender.
Contact A Glendale Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being accused of a sexual offense makes for a very confusing time, but it is not the end of the road. With a comprehensive and dedicated criminal defense, you can have the best possible outcome in your case. This could mean a reduction in charges or it could mean dismissal of the case. Regardless of what the outcome may be, you will receive the best representation. To learn more about how Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD. Can help you, call 602-926-7373 24/7 to schedule your free consultation.