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In Arizona, sex crime charges are aggressively investigated and prosecuted. Anyone who is convicted of this type of crime could face any number of serious penalties, which may include imprisonment, restitution to any victims, and a tarnished reputation in both your personal and professional life. With that said, a conviction for a crime of this magnitude has more far-reaching consequences than that of the justice system, as your personal life.

You need an attorney who knows how to combat charges of this magnitude. Speak with our Scottsdale sex crime attorneys today and discuss the specifics of your case. You have every right to protect yourself. Call us now at (480) 477-8040!

Penalties for Sex Crimes

Perhaps one of the most long-lasting consequences of a sex crime conviction is its effect on your character and reputation. To make matters worse, you may also be required to file as a sex offender, which will become a matter of public record.

The penalties for some of the most commonly tried sex crimes in Arizona (under A.R.S. 13-1401-3554):

  • Indecent exposure (Class 1 Misdemeanor):
    • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Indecent exposure if victim is less than 18 years old (Class 6 felony):
    • Between 1 year and up to 18 months in prison
  • Sexual abuse (Class 5 Felony):
    • Between 18 months in prison and up to 2 years
  • Sexual abuse if victim is less than 15 years old (Class 3 Felony):
    • 3 ½ years in prison and up to 7 years in prison
  • Sexual assault/rape (Class 2 Felony):
    • 7 years and up to 14 years in prison, if it is the first offense

Our Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers provide for defense for many types of sex charges, including:

  • Prostitution
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Child molestation
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual misconduct

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There may be several routes to take to form a defense. As experienced Scottsdale sex crime attorneys, we know how to build strong cases and take them to court with unyielding fervor and tenacity in the courtroom. Our founding attorney, Ryan Michael Garvey, is an award-winning former County Prosecutor with Assistant District Attorney training. He draws from his vast experience and knowledge in his approach to investigations, which are just some of the factors that set our firm apart from others.  Do not wait to seek representation if you are facing a sex crime charge, time is of the essence in your case.