Arizona Sex Crimes – Waste No Time Building Your Defense
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 28, 2009 in Criminal Law
Sex crimes charges in Arizona are serious offenses. If you have been charged with an Arizona sex crime, you need to get in touch with an attorney that can protect your rights. Don't think that you can out maneuver the District Attorney and the detectives in your case. Regardless of your innocence, if they have their radar on you, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to protect your constitutional rights. Examples of Arizona sex crime charges include:
- Rape/sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Internet sex crimes
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
There are other charges that could arise, but the fact is that the public has demanded tougher enforcement of these laws and urgency on the part of police and prosecutors to get tough on those accused of these crimes.
As a result, the Arizona legislature has enacted mandatory sentencing laws that can be applied to sex crimes cases. These sentences can range from 5 years at minimum for rape and 13 years for sex crimes involving minors. In addition, these are generally treated as flat time sentences, which means that there is almost no possibility of parole or early release.
Clearly, these allegations are also emotionally-charged in nature, and the victims statements can be extremely damaging to the defendants case. Investigators are also now able to collect extremely specific evidence that includes DNA samples and computer hard drive records, so if youre facing this sort of charge, you need to act immediately to secure the help of an Arizona sex crimes lawyer.
Montano Arentz & Associates, PLLCis a law firm with a team of Phoenix criminal defense lawyers. The attorneys can meet with you at any time and in almost any place. The firm also offers flexible payment plans, as money should not be a reason to have to forego your Constitutional rights. Contact the firm today to get the process of building your defense started.