Sexual assault consists of forcing a person to engage in intercourse, oral copulation or other sexual activities without their consent. Charges can include rape, sex with a minor, or sexual abuse and these types of charges are extremely serious. A conviction can result in many years in prison, as well as require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can significantly affect your future employment options once you’ve been released, and you will likely result in restrictions regarding where you are allowed to live. If you’ve been arrested on charges of sexual assault, contact a Tempe Board Certified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and possible defense strategies that may be advanced on your behalf.Sexual Assault is a Serious Criminal Charge
It’s critical to seek legal representation as soon as possible if you are the target of an an investigation, or have already been arrested, so that your attorney can advise you of your rights and be present with you during any police questioning or interrogations. Mr. Buckallew has extensive experience defending individuals charged with sex related crimes, and will help you navigate through our often-complicated justice system from the moment you become a suspect in a criminal investigation. He will work tirelessly on your behalf throughout the legal process. He will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, including all evidence, interview all relevant witnesses, including law enforcement officers, and litigate any relevant pre-trial issues that may arise. He will pursue all avenues leading towards a favorable and acceptable settlement of the case, including trial.
Mr. Buckallew has an extensive understanding of forensic evidence, holding a Master's in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, and will carefully evaluate testing methods, potential lab errors and other potential weaknesses with regard to the evidence against you. Having an attorney who understands the complexity of the science behind the evidence, including the potential weaknesses of the scientific evidence in your case can help ensure that you are properly represented and defended in court. A sexual assault conviction can have a significant impact on your future, so it’s vital to obtain competent and experienced legal counsel in order to defend your rights and challenge the case against you.
Contact a Tempe criminal defense lawyer for legal representation when facing sexual assault charges. Your initial consultation is free.