I’ve Been Accused of a Sex Crime – Now What?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

I’ve Been Accused of a Sex Crime – Now What?

Being accused of a sex offense – whether it be rape, child molestation, an internet sex crime or possession of child pornography – is possibly the most stressful situation a person can experience. The ramifications can be life shattering and costly, potentially resulting in the loss of your freedom and rights. You could be subjected to a long prison sentence, placed on probation and forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, which has several embarrassing and irreversible effects in and of itself. There are also many...

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When It Is Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in blog | 0 comments

The question of when to hire a criminal defense lawyer is a fairly easy one to answer: as soon as possible. For many people, talking to an attorney can feel like a big step and it might be intimidating to make that initial phone call. Those who have been arrested often believe they can simply explain their situation to the police and avoid criminal charges. This approach is understandable, but it is also deeply misinformed and dangerous. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you need to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer...

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Responding to a Police Stop

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in blog | 0 comments

Responding to a Police Stop Provoking an officer who is fulfilling his duties is unproductive. Being respectful during a stop and exercising your right to silence will prevent further complications in your case. Mesa, AZ A significant aura of distrust pervades the environment when local authorities and the public enter into an exchange. On the side of the officer, the necessity of fulfilling his appointed duties, while meeting and resolving the challenges they present, requires a constant alertness and promotes an inherent distrust in public...

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How to Defend Yourself Without A Criminal Lawyer

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in blog, Criminal Defense | 0 comments

How to Defend Yourself Without A Criminal Lawyer In the information age, a recent trend has occurred of people attempting to defend themselves in court. But is this decision wise? Phoenix, AZ Deciding not to hire legal counsel for representation is a serious, misguided decision and should not be taken lightly. Defending oneself “pro se” (without an attorney) might prove less expensive in the short term, but heavy legal repercussions could be something one would later regret. While it might not be necessary to retain counsel for lesser...

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What to do if you are Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime in Arizona

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in blog, sex crimes | 0 comments

It isn’t unusual for someone to be falsely accused of a sex crime in today’s society. A child caught in a divorce and angry at one parent might lash out by falsely accusing the other parent. An angry spouse involved in a contentious child custody suit might accuse the other spouse of sexual abuse to keep custody of the child. Whatever the circumstances, the first step is in understanding that this is an extremely serious accusation. The consequences can be life shattering. Possible outcomes include: Time in jail or prison Placed on probation...

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Search Engines are Watching for Child Porn and Child Abuse

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in blog, child pornography | 0 comments

Only a few years ago, search engines like Google, Bing, Internet Explorer and others remained neutral on the issue of child porn and child abuse, not really taking an active hand in blocking it. Google had previously gone as far as creating a database where law enforcement, charities, organizations and citizens could add details or locations of abuse imagery, which it would then hide or remove from search results. But in the last year, all the big search engines have changed their approach to child abuse, child porn and other crimes because...

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What are the Rules Arizona Sex Offenders Must Follow Upon Release From Jail or Prison?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in blog, sex crimes, sex offenders, sexual assault | 0 comments

After a sex offender is released from jail or prison, he or she may remain under supervision (probation) depending on the nature of the crime. If the offender is under supervision, he or she must register with the country sheriff’s office in the community he or she is relocating to within 72 hours of release. Sex offenders may be supervised in their day-to-day activities in order to protect their victims, vulnerable people and the general public. Sex offenders have other rules and regulations to follow. Here are some of the rules and...

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