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Cases categorized as “High” contain a high level of indicators of human trafficking.
We have experience handling any and all sex-related charges in the State of Arizona, including the following: Have you been contacted by a detective or police officer regarding an allegation of sexual misconduct?
If convicted of a sex offense involving a minor under the age of 15, you could be facing life in prison.
Generally, the investigation of a sex crime begins with an allegation from a former lover or family member.
For example, the credibility and reliability of the accusing party can be a critical issue in the case and our sex crimes attorneys know how to challenge the veracity of the accusations.
In each case we put the government to the test of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
In an environment of over prosecution, an aggressive sex crimes lawyer is necessary when many more behaviors will result in prosecution than ever before. § 13-3554 defines luring a minor for sexual exploitation as “offering or soliciting sexual conduct with another person knowing or having reason to know that the other person is a minor.” It is punishable as a class three felony but can become a class two felony under A. Individuals often find themselves charged with aggravated luring or luring a minor for sexual exploitation after online messaging or texting.
Law enforcement agencies are now using sophisticated investigative techniques to target individuals suspected of soliciting sexual acts with minors over the internet. Law enforcement agencies often have a detective impersonate a minor on internet dating websites or chat rooms, and this undercover detective will try to lure individuals into sexually charged conversations.
In Arizona, and especially in the Phoenix metropolitan area, law enforcement agencies are investing a lot of resources in the investigation and prosecution of sex crimes.
For example, several police departments and sheriff’s offices in the area have formed the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (“ICAC”) task force, which focuses specifically on sex crimes committed over the internet.
While the protection of our communities and our children is extremely important, the increased investigation and prosecution of these types of crimes means that many more individuals than ever before are finding their lives (both online and in the real world) under the watchful eyes of law enforcement.