Sex crime accusations, such as sexual assault, can destroy your reputation and future. Therefore, when you are facing these severe charges, you must speak to a criminal defense attorney to review your options.

A practiced Mesa sex crimes lawyer could review your case and help strategize a solid defense strategy. Call soon to begin preparing your case immediately.

Examples of Sex Crimes

While there are many sex crimes people face conviction for, some of the cases a lawyer in Mesa could handle include the following:

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges can result in a Class 2 felony and carry severe penalties. According to Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-1406, a person engaging in sexual intercourse knowingly without consent is guilty of sexual assault.

Indecent Exposure

Any person exposing a sexual organ to others without consent is guilty of indecent exposure. A conviction for indecent exposure could be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. A person the court finds guilty of felony indecent exposure could spend up to 12 years in prison.

Sexual Abuse

A person is guilty of sexual abuse when they engage in sexual contact with someone 15 years or older. The penalties will depend on the case specifics, but the individual could receive a felony on their permanent criminal record and serve time in prison.

Sexual Conduct with a Minor

A person who knowingly engages in sexual contact or intercourse with a minor is guilty of sexual conduct with a child. A conviction could be a class two felony with severe penalties.

Sex Offender Registry After a Criminal Charge

A potential punishment a person may face for sex crimes is the requirement to register as a sex offender. There could be a specific time frame the individual must register, or it could be a lifelong requirement. Some of the criminal offenses that require a sex offender registration include the following:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault or rape
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography crimes
  • Luring a minor

Registering as a sex offender could have many adverse consequences, including trouble finding places to live and work. When the defendant must serve a jail sentence, they must register before release from incarceration. An attorney in Mesa could build a defense to a sex crimes charge that avoids sex offender registration.

Potential Defense Strategies Against Sex Crimes

A solid defense strategy against a sex crime requires a Mesa lawyer to complete a thorough investigation and evidence review. Some of the potential defenses include the following:

  • The individual the defendant had sexual intercourse with gave their consent
  • The defendant has an alibi for the time the assault occurred
  • The defendant has good character and witnesses to testify on their behalf

The defense strategy will depend on the case specifics, and a legal representative could answer specific legal and defense strategy questions after reviewing the case.

Schedule to Meet With a Seasoned Sex Crimes Attorney in Mesa

Sex crimes of all types and under any circumstances can have severe and lasting consequences on your life. Getting started on planning the best defense immediately is crucial. That is true even when the court date is months down the road.

When you or someone you love faces charges, schedule to meet a Mesa sex crimes lawyer. Working with a skilled attorney could help you reach the best potential outcome in your case.

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