Sex Crimes FAQ

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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The firm has been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arizona, and they are dedicated to defending the rights of the criminally accused. The firm offers a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your case before making any financial commitment to the firm. Contact them today to discuss the criminal charges that you face, and to begin the process of retaining the representation that you need on your side.

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