Being accused of a sex crime is terrifying and confusing. Sex crimes usually carry a heightened sense of humiliation, in-custody security risks, and the potential to unjustly ruin an individual’s reputation.
Never attempt to navigate through such tumultuous waters alone. If you are accused of a sex crime anywhere in Arizona contact Phoenix Criminal Attorney Law Firm immediately to schedule an initial strategy session and consultation with a trial lawyer and/or with one of the firm’s legal administrators.
Phoenix Criminal Attorney has successfully litigated dozens of sex crimes cases from rape to dangerous crimes against children, building a preferred sex crimes defense team over the course of more than a decade - from private investigators to experts in forensic interviewing techniques.
Sex crimes often carry the most serious sentencing ranges under Arizona’s sentencing guidelines. In many instances, sex crimes cases result in longer prison sentences than murder and drug transportation cases. The minimum sentence for Sexual Conduct with a Minor under the age of 15 is 13 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC). The presumptive term (or where the judge must start) is 20 years in DOC with an aggravated term of 27 years. Many sentences also run consecutively and quickly approach “life” sentences.
Sentences also often require registering as a sex offender, being placed on lifetime probation, having to adhere to sex offender rules and regulations, GPS/ankle bracelet monitoring, restrictions on where you may live, and whether you will even be permitted to use a computer or the Internet. You must take sex crimes charges or investigations quite seriously as does the Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Law Firm team; the consequences may be incredibly harsh. It is indeed a fight for your life and the fight of your life.
Arizona is obviously a border state and a gateway from the Southwest to the entire rest of the country. Often, this means that Arizona is also at the center of a constant stream of drug investigations to include drug possession, sales, manufacturing, and trafficking charges. These cases are often hastily put together or unfairly sweep innocent people into its charges. Many times charges are incorrectly filed against a defendant.
Being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, drug sales, drug manufacturing and/or drug trafficking offenses in Arizona, can be an incredibly frightening and overwhelming experience. It can also cause serious problems in your personal life, as well as for your professional opportunities both now and in the future. If you find yourself charged with any type of drug crime in Arizona, you should immediately seek out a competent, aggressive defense firm ready to fight for your rights.
There are many variables involved with domestic violence crimes in Arizona. As a result, you should never attempt to handle such a case alone. Rather, it is absolutely essential to retain an attorney who knows your rights, and who can help you make the best decisions possible during this trying time. Phoenix Criminal Attorney provides our clients with a focused legal defense for even the most severe domestic violence cases.
Domestic violence charges are especially painful for everyone involved, because of the emotionally intimate relationships you share with those closest to you. A first step to protecting your rights and interests is to maintain a safe physical and communicative distance from your accusers, as well as their friends or family members. The second step involves retaining a competent, aggressive defense firm willing and able to protect your legal rights.
Often, such cases require quick defense team responses in securing witnesses or even a victim statement in some instances to attempting to have the case dropped before actual charges are filed. In Arizona, penalties for committing domestic violence crimes depend on the crime that was committed, whether injuries exist and what their severity may be, and whether expert doctors treated the alleged victim. A domestic violence crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on its severity.
Assault, aggravated assault, fighting/mutual combat, arson, armed robbery, kidnapping, car-jacking, and several other similar acts can all be deemed violent crimes, especially if there is the threat or use of physical force against another person or people. The severity of the charges increases, of course, if the allegations include the use of a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon like a gun, knife, pipe, stick or a bottle, for example. For obvious reasons, the State is very aggressive in prosecuting such cases. Having an equally aggressive defense team is a must to protect your rights.
There are some situations where you might be investigated for a crime before you are actually arrested or charged with one. These situations are called “Pre-File Investigations.”
If you suspect that you are the subject of a pre-file investigation in Arizona, and whether or not you are actually guilty of committing the crime, it is extremely important to consult an experienced, reputable law firm to aggressively protect your rights throughout the entire pre-file legal process.
One of the most damaging things you can do during a pre-file investigation is wait to consult an experienced defense attorney until after the investigation end in an arrest and charges.
Contact our office now at 602-551-8092 to schedule an initial strategy session and consultation. Thank you for considering Phoenix Criminal Attorney.