Do You Need a Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tempe?

Sex crimes cover a wide array of sexual offenses. Included in such crimes are:

Child Molestation

Knowingly or intentionally engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of fifteen, with the exception of sexual contact with the female breast.

 

Sexual Conduct with a Minor

Knowingly or intentionally engaging in oral sexual contact or sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 18.

 

Sexual Abuse

Knowingly or intentionally engaging in sexual contact with an individual over the age of fifteen without that individual’s consent.  It also includes engaging in sexual contact with anyone under the age of fifteen, where the contact is only with the female breast.

 

Sexual Assault (Rape)

Knowingly or intentionally engaging in sexual conduct with an individual without their permission.

 

Sexual Misconduct

Knowingly or intentionally engaging in sexual activity with a client who is under the care of a psychiatrist, psychologist, or behavioral health professional.

 

Indecent Exposure

Exposing genitals, women’s breasts, or anus is considered to be indecent exposure, if the act was committed by a person who knew someone would be alarmed or offended by it. Breastfeeding is specifically excluded from this offense. This crime is a felony if the exposure is to a minor under the age of 15 and a misdemeanor if the exposure is to a person over the age of 15 years of age.

 

Child Pornography

The distribution, downloading, transporting, selling, purchasing, or possessing of any image, film or depictions of anyone under the age of 18 engaging in a sexual act is a felony.

 

Failure to Register

If someone has been convicted of a sex offense and does not register themselves as a sex offender or does not verify their registration as required by law is susceptible to be charged with an additional criminal offense.

 

Prostitution

Engaging in prostitution, whether you hire a prostitute, are a prostitute or a pimp. Depending on the kind of offense of prostitution, this crime could be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.

 

Sex crimes are charges which are especially serious; many sex offenses do require mandatory imprisonment. These offenses are so serious that there is no statute of limitations at all for many of these. Regardless of the amount of time that has elapsed since the alleged incident, a person could always be charged with such a serious sex offense. In addition, most sex offenses will require the offender to register as a sex offender.  Sex offender information is public and can severely limit where the individual is able to live and work.

If you have been accused of an offense such as this, immediately get in touch with Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law.  Much is at stake here –  your rights as well as your future. It is crucial that you speak with an aggressive sex crimes attorney who not only is experienced with such matters. The service which Robert provides when protecting your rights is tailor-made.  You can directly contact Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, via email or by calling 480-860-4321 now and receive a free initial consultation.