Sex with a Minor Charge in Mesa?
Serious Felony Sex Offense
In the State of Arizona, sexual misconduct with a minor is classified as
knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral copulation with a person
under the age of 18. It’s an extremely serious charge and can result
in a long prison sentence without the possibility of parole. If you have
been arrested and are facing charges of engaging in sexual misconduct
with a minor, contact an experienced Mesa
criminal defense attorney to help you prepare a strong defense in your case. Mr. Buckallew will
thoroughly investigate your case, including a comprehensive review of
physical evidence, acquire documentary and demonstrative evidence, conduct
witness interviews (including law enforcement and other relevant witnesses),
litigate pre-trial discovery (access to evidence), as needed, advance
an aggressive litigation of any and all relevant pre-trial motions and
diligently pursue each case on a parallel path that includes pre-trial
preparation for the purpose of trial, while simultaneously pursuing fruitful
avenues leading towards a favorable and acceptable settlement of the case
without the need for trial. He has proven results in bringing serious
and complex criminal cases to resolution on behalf of his clients.
Sex Crime Lawyer serving Phoenix,
Tempe & the Entire East Valley
There are different classifications of sexual contact with a minor, depending
on the age of the alleged victim. If the alleged victim is at least 15
years old, you can face up to a year in jail as a condition of probation.
If the alleged victim is 12-14 years old, the sentence can be in the range
of 20 years in prison. For minors under the age of 12, any sexual contact
falls under the category of “Dangerous Crimes Against Children”
and may result in a sentence of life in prison with no possibility of
parole until you have served 35 years of your prison term .
Besides the time served in jail or prison, you may also be required to
register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can substantially
affect where you are allowed to live, as most cities enforce strict limits
on how close sex offenders can live to schools and other locations. This
type of conviction can also severely jeopardize your future career opportunities.
Upon release you may find yourself ostracized and facing a grim future.
It is imperative that you seek legal representation from an attorney who
has extensive experience in litigating complex criminal cases and will
advance a well prepared and aggressive defense on your behalf.
If you are facing allegations of engaging in sexual contact with a minor,
contact a Mesa criminal defense lawyer to discuss possible defense strategies in your case. Your initial case
evaluation is free of charge.