In Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding area, law enforcement agencies are investing a lot of resources to prosecute sex crimes, having formed the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which focuses specifically on sex crimes committed over the internet.
Such increased scrutiny of these types of crimes means that more individuals today are under the watchful eyes of law enforcement, often receiving unfair or unwarranted treatment.
The attorneys at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have nearly four decades of combined experience representing clients facing violent crime charges across Arizona. We will investigate your case and determine an appropriate strategy forward to pursue a favorable outcome.
Possessing child pornography is a type of sex crime and carries serious penalties in Arizona.
For example, if the child depicted in the image is under 15 years of age, offenders face a sentence of 10 to 24 years in prison.
To be convicted, however, a person must “knowingly possess” the image of child pornography. There may be several defenses or mitigating facts related to this concept that we can exert on an individual’s behalf.
For example, even if an image depicting child pornography is located on a phone or computer possessed by the individual, a forensic analysis of the phone or computer may establish that the image was never knowingly downloaded or accessed.
Many other sex crimes do not typically involve online behavior or use of the internet, but the use of sophisticated surveillance techniques by law enforcement still requires an experienced attorney.
Sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor, indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, and prostitution can all involve real-life victims. Many criminal defense attorneys lack the experience to cross-examine sex crimes victims or are uncomfortable doing so.
Our lawyers handle all types of sex crime allegations, including sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor, indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, prostitution, and sex trafficking. We are prepared to thoroughly investigate and defend against these types of allegations.
A conviction for a sex offense can introduce significant consequences into your life, including registration with the Arizona Sex Offender Registry.
Our lawyers will fight for reduced or dismissed charges when possible. In previous cases, we have achieved plea agreements that have allowed our clients to avoid sex offender registration.
Schedule your consultation at our Phoenix office. Call us at (480) 562-3482 or send us an email.
If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call (480) 562-3482 or send an email.