Arizona Sex Crimes FAQ
Find Answers to Common Questions
Have you been arrested and charged with a
sex crime in Phoenix, Arizona? You may be experiencing a great deal of emotional
difficulty, fear, and anxiety regarding what the future holds. There is
a lot of unnecessary fear that can be dispelled through accurate information
and advice from a skilled representative, and for this reason, Knowles
Law Firm, PLC offers this FAQ page to provide you with some general information
regarding sex crimes.
If you have been arrested for a sex crime, then you need representation
on your side that can help you effectively pursue the results that you
desire. The firm has been serving the residents of Phoenix, Arizona in
criminal defense representation for a number of years, and you will receive
the full extent of their ability when you choose this firm. If you have
various questions regarding the penalties that you could face for conviction,
or what constitutes a registrable sex offense, then refer to the following
information for general and basic answers to some commonly asked questions:
Q: What is sex offender registration?
A: If you are convicted of a sex crime, then you will face various penalties
for conviction. One penalty that is commonly applied is
sex offender registration; this is a public record that states that you were convicted of a sex
crime in the state of Arizona, where you currently reside, and other information.
This is a seriously detrimental issue as you can suffer from the severe
social stigma of sex offender registration, and you could be denied various
benefits that require a background check.
Q: What is a registrable offense in Arizona?
A: There are a number of different offenses that will require you to register
as an offender. Serious offenses such as
child pornography and sexual assault, as well as lesser offenses such as indecent exposure
could result in registration requirements. It will depend on the specifics
of your case, the possibility of re-offense, and several other factors
whether you will be required to register.
Q: What penalties will I face for conviction?
A: Depending on the specifics of the crime you have been charged with, you
could face serious penalties in addition to sex offender registration.
You could face extensive prison time, hefty fines, community service,
probation, and other penalties depending on the specifics of your criminal charge.
Q: Who will know that I am a sex offender?
A: If you are required to register as a sex offender, then this information
will be available to the general public through the state sex offender
website. This means that anyone who searches for sex offenders in a particular
area may stumble across your picture and information.
Q: Can I be charged with statutory rape if they lied about their age?
A: Yes, statutory rape is a strict liability offense, which means that the
perpetrator is responsible for the offense regardless of the surrounding
circumstances. Regardless of what the victim tells you, you could still
be charged with the crime of statutory rape.
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Contact them today to discuss the criminal charges that you face, and to begin the
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