If you or a loved one are facing possible sex charges, please have in mind that you have the right to speak with an attorney before you respond to any questions presented to you by the police.
There are often times where the police will attempt to utilize psychological tricks and guilt in order to obtain a “confession.” If you are in doubt, don’t talk on the phone, do not consent to a lie detector test, and do not allow yourself to be questioned before you speak with an experienced sex crimes attorney.
Additionally, the police may also use “confrontation calls” in order to try to compile evidence against you.
If you have receives a phone call from someone who has accused you of committing a sex crime, bkeep in mind of the fact that the police may be recording the call and can use anything that you say against you. Here at Alcock and Associates we have a long history of winning criminal cases in the state of Arizona.
Our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys includes former sex crimes prosecutors. We comprehend that sex crimes can be falsely claimed in divorce and custody cases. We also understand that there are plenty of innocent people who are wrongly accused. Our ultimate goal for each of our clients is to win their case.
What are sex crimes?
Sex crimes in the eyes of the law is a broad term because of the fact that it refers to a wide variety of crimes. For example, there are many types of sex crimes including Indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, molestation of a child, and voyeurism.
All sex crimes are considered to be a serious offense. If you have been accused of a crime that involves a sexual element, or believe you may be charged with such a crime, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys so we can help you win your case.
If someone calls you and accuses you of committing a sex crime, the police may be recording the call, and can use anything you say during the call against you. This is considered a “confrontation call,” and it is one way the police may investigate the alleged crime. Furthermore, you might also be asked to speak with the police and answer questions, or submit to a lie detector test.
If you believe you have been accused of a sex crime and are under investigation, do not speak on the phone or agree to speak with police under any circumstances. Instead of speaking to the police you contact an attorney and allow your attorney to handle the case for you.
Sex crimes are defined in Title 13, Chapter 14 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Below are some common examples of sex crimes.
If an individual is accused of a crime and there is a sexual element, it is a sex crime. There are many terms that are associated with sex crimes including: Lewd, indecent, molestation, enticement, solicitation, and prostitution.
Just how the term sex crimes is very broad, the penalties for these sex crimes are also wide-ranging. Having said that, almost every crime that involves a sexual elements in considered a felony. Also, sex crimes statutes or laws often contain sections within the law that increases the penalty for any individual who has been convicted of two of the same or similar crimes.
Every crime where there is a sexual element involving a child under the age of 15, it falls under the Arizona’s Dangerous Crimes against Children statute. Sex crimes involving children carry especially severe and serious penalties which can include a heavy mandatory prison sentences on first offenses. Arizona’s DCAC statute carries some of the harshest penalties in the United States.
In addition to the possibility of probation or prison, sex crimes statutes usually require that someone convicted of a sex offense register as a sex offender. Sex offender registration is generally for life, and information on the sex offender registry is made accessible to the public. This means that an employer performing a background check is almost certain to find out if someone is a sex offender. Failure to register as a sex offender is itself a crime.
Here at Alcock and Associates our team and staff are dedicated to helping and representing YOU. The first step is to understand your case. We will take the time to get to know you and your legal situation so that we are best able to answer all of your questions. After your initial consultation with our attorneys, you will know what you are facing and what can happen to your case.
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