Sex Crimes

Phoenix Sex Crime Lawyer

Put a Former Federal Prosecutor on Your Side

If you’ve been charged or accused of any type of sex crime, it’s critical that you contact a Phoenix sex crime attorney immediately. Richard Suzuki has a tremendous amount of experience defending people accused of serious sex crimes. As a former state and federal prosecutor, Mr. Suzuki has the experience necessary to defend his clients against serious charges. He uses his investigators, retired law enforcement, to investigate each case and aggressively defend your rights.

Aggressive, experience, teamwork – these three words describe what you can expect when you work with our firm. At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., two defense lawyers are assigned to each case, not just one. You get an experienced legal team to fight for your rights. That's the definition of quality service, and that's how you get results. Don’t let a single accusation jeopardize your future; turn to our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys for the aggressive, skilled and effective defense you need.

Arrested for a sex crime in Arizona? Call us at (602) 842-6762 to request a free consultation.

We Handle All Types of Sex Crime Charges

From rape to sexual conduct with a minor, there is no case too serious for Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. to handle. As former state and federal prosecutors, we know how the other side of the courtroom operates. This could mean the difference between a lifetime in prison and your freedom. For this reason, you shouldn’t wait to get the help that you need.

We defend clients against all types of sex crime charges, including:

Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. Is Backed by Trial Success

In a recent case that we handled, an innocent man was charged with 20 counts of sexual contact with a minor. He spent 18 months in prison, and faced the possibility of life behind bars. The minor later changed her story, and we worked to get the charges dropped. In Maricopa County alone, 166 people were arrested for forcible rape in 2012. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting these crimes. We are responsible for defending the accused.

What Happens if You're Convicted?

Sex crimes carry mandatory prison terms and flat time (no early release). Flat terms may include:

  • Sexual assault / rape: 5 to 14 years
  • Child pornography: 10 to 24 years
  • Child molestation: 10 to 24 years (35 to life if child is under 12)
  • Sexual conduct with a minor: 13 years to life
  • Prostitution: 15 to 180 days

Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Arizona

If you are convicted of a sexual offense in Arizona, there is a good chance that you will be required to register as a sex offender. Crimes like sexual abuse, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor all require mandatory sex offender registration. Once you are released from prison, you will be assigned a “risk level”—with 1 being the lowest and 3 being the highest. Depending on your risk factor, different parties may be notified of your status as a sex offender, including:

  • Level 1 Offender: law enforcement agencies only
  • Level 2 Offender: Community organizations involved with children
  • Level 3 Offender: All of the above, as well as your neighbors

Once you are released from custody, you will have 10 days to register with the county sheriff. Local authorities must be notified if you wish to relocate. If you are visiting Arizona for 10 days or longer, you would be required to register in the state. If you have been designated a Level 3 sex offender, you will also be prohibited from living within 1,000 feet or a school or daycare center. These are just a few of the consequences that sex offender registration could have on your life.

A Note on Risk Assessment Tests

Psychological testing can be an important element in many sex crime cases. Our goal is to show the judge or jury that you are an unlikely perpetrator or that you are not likely to re-offend. In order to so, we may work with doctors and psychiatrists who can perform thorough evaluations and develop treatment plans that we can present to the court. Participating in a risk assessment test doesn't mean that there's something wrong with you; it means that we are building a solid defense.

Speak with a Phoenix Criminal Attorney 24/7 for a Free Case Review

Attorney Richard Suzuki is a former federal prosecutor. We know that the prosecution will work hard to convict you, but we will work harder to defend you. Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. is based in Phoenix, AZ. Request a free consultation at (602) 842-6762 or contact us online. When your future, reputation and freedom are on the line, you have no time to waste!

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Aggressive


    We are aggressive in our pursuit to uphold the rights and interests of our clients. We have the tenacity and the legal edge necessary to make a difference in your case.

  • Dedicated


    We are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We genuinely care about your well-being, and will always work diligently to pursue a positive outcome. You deserve nothing less!

  • Honest


    We are honest in our assessment of each case. Our lawyers make every effort to evaluate and review every case we receive. We are always candid and upfront about our conclusions. Our goal is your best interest, and we won't compromise that objective.

  • Highly-Rated


    We are highly rated by our peers and past clients. With a long list of achievements and accolades attached to our name, you can have confidence in our ability and our commitment.

  • Successful


    We are successful with a track record that includes many notable case wins, as well as millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. Our legal finesse and determination has been proven time and again. Let us put this experience to work for you.

  • Experienced


    We’ve worked on both sides of the courtroom, handling cases at the state and federal level. We apply this insight to the defendants we protect and the injured we advocate for.