Certain sexual acts are deemed crimes by the laws of Arizona. Not long ago, this Mesa-based criminal defense legal blog discussed how the state defines sexual assault and the elements of charges that may be alleged against a person facing an alleged sex crime. If a person fails to successfully defend themselves against charges of sex crimes, then they may quickly discover how severe and long-lasting the consequences of conviction can be.
For example, it is not uncommon for individuals convicted of sex crimes to be incarcerated for their alleged acts. They may serve years of their lives in prison, away from their families, for the crimes they allegedly committed. Once they are released from prison, they may be required to register with the sex offender registry.
A sex offender registry is a database which tracks the placement and movement of registered sex offenders. There are rules regarding where sex offenders may live and where they may take themselves. For example, a sex offender cannot live near a school or other place where children frequent and if they move they must update their information.
A conviction based on an alleged sex crime may haunt a person for the rest of their life. Once a conviction is secured, it can be hard to overcome on appeal and for this reason it is important that individuals take their sex crime and other criminal charges very seriously. The Nolan Law Firm is available for those individuals who are facing serious criminal allegations and who desire to proactively seek a resolution to the alleged sex crimes that may impact their futures.