Sex Crimes Protecting Our Clients' Rights

Phoenix Sex Crimes Lawyer

Ryan Garvey Attorneys, PLC understands the severe implications of being accused of an Arizona sex crime. Such accusations can be life-changing, impacting your reputation, career, personal relationships, and freedom. 

Sex crime allegations involve not just legal penalties; the social stigma attached to these crimes can lead to being ostracized and isolated. It is essential to seek experienced legal representation the moment you become targeted in a sex crime investigation. 

Attorney Garvey is dedicated to defending your rights and reputation. Everyone should benefit from the best possible defense against criminal charges, regardless of the nature of those charges. We devise comprehensive legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome in all cases. 

Discuss your case with a former prosecutor. Contact us online or at (602) 353-7328 to consult with our Phoenix sex crimes attorney today. 

What You Need to Know About Sex Crime Investigations

Once you understand that you are under investigation for a sex crime, it is essential to make informed decisions about the steps you should take. The most crucial action is to exercise your right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you in court. 

Avoid discussing the case with anyone other than an attorney, including friends and family, especially on social media platforms. However, keep texts, emails, and other communications that can support your side of the story. 

Comply with any legal requests, such as search warrants, but do so in the presence of your attorney. 

Engaging with our attorney as early as possible gives you the benefit of developing a defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your case. We work closely with our clients to ensure you understand every facet of the process and to aggressively defend your rights and interests at every turn.

Arizona Sex Crimes

Arizona law categorizes several acts as sex crimes, each with specific definitions and penalties. Some of these include:

  • Sexual abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact with someone 15 years old or older, generally charged as a Class 5 felony. 
  • Child molestation: Sexual conduct with a child under 15 years of age, generally charged as a Class 2 felony. 
  • Sexual conduct with a minor: Sexual conduct with an individual under 18; it can be charged as a Class 2 or Class 6 felony depending on the circumstances. 
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor: This is child pornography, including its distribution, sale, or transmission, generally charged as a Class 2 felony. 
  • Public sexual indecency (indecent exposure): Intentionally exposing private parts in the presence of others in a manner deemed offensive; penalties vary based on the circumstances and the presence of minors.
  • Sexual assault: This is the crime of rape and is generally charged as a Class 2 felony. 
  • Prostitution: Engaging in, offering, or soliciting sexual acts for compensation, generally charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor. 
  • Luring a minor: Communicating online or through other electronic means with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with a minor.
  • Revenge porn: Unlawfully distributing explicit material without the subject’s consent, generally charged as a Class 5 felony punishable by imprisonment and significant fines.
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