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Rape & Sexual Assault

Phoenix Rape & Sexual Assault Attorney

Charged with Rape? Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consult.

A single accusation of rape can be enough to ruin your reputation. If you have already been arrested and charged, you face an uphill battle—especially in the court of public scrutiny. Take the first step to overcoming this situation by calling a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Suzuki Law Offices. We will work hard to protect your rights in and out of court.

We handle all types of sexual assault and rape cases, including:

  • Date rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Spousal rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Gang rape

At Suzuki Law Offices, we treat all of our clients with professionalism and respect. We provide personal attention and unwavering support every step of the way. Our experienced support staff, investigators, and criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing every client with the best defense available.

Sexual Abuse Charges – A.R.S §13-1404

Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1404, sexual abuse is defined as the act of intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with any person over the age of 15 without their consent, or with any person who is under the age of 15 when the sexual contact only involves the female breasts. If you are charged with sexual abuse, you could face penalties for a class 5 felony; however, if the victim is under the age of 15, the charges would be elevated to a class 3 felony.

The penalties for sexual abuse in Arizona include:

  • Minimum of two years in state prison
  • Up to three years of supervised probation
  • Up to $15,000 in fines plus surcharges

Sexual Assault Charges – A.R.S §13-1406

Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1406, sexual assault is defined as the act of intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with another person, but without their consent. A conviction would result in penalties for a class 2 felony. This means that you wouldn’t be eligible for a suspension of your sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement. If the victim is under the age of 15, you could face penalties for an aggravated sex crime.

The penalties for sexual assault in Arizona include:

  • Minimum of five years in state prison
  • Up to seven years of supervised probation
  • Up to $150,000 in fines plus surcharges

Sexual Conduct with a Minor – A.R.S §13-1405

Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1405, sexual conduct with a minor—which is also known as “statutory rape”—is defined as any act of intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with a person who is under the age of 18. If the minor was under the age of 15, you would be charged with a class 2 felony. If they were at least 15 years old, you could be charged with a class 6 felony.

You would face class 2 felony charges if you were the victim’s:

  • Parent, stepparent or adoptive parent
  • Legal guardian or foster parent
  • Teacher, clergyman or priest

The penalties for sexual conduct with a minor as a class 6 felony include up to two years in prison, up to three years of supervised probation and $150,000 in fines plus surcharges. If you are convicted of a class 2 felony, you could be sentenced to a minimum of seven years in state prison (with the maximum being 12 and a half years), seven years of supervised probation and $150,000 in fines plus surcharges. This is why you should contact a criminal lawyer in Phoenix.

Our Phoenix Sex Crime Lawyers are Available to Discuss Your Case

Whether you are being accused by a girlfriend's father of statutory rape or you witnessed a gang rape but did not intervene, we know how to analyze all of the facts to help build a solid rape charge defense strategy. We will tirelessly work to reach an outcome that is fair and protects your long-term future.

If you would like more information about how Suzuki Law Offices can fight to protect your freedom and future, contact us today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7!

What Are Potential Defenses to Sexual Assault Charges?

Defending sexual assault charges require in-depth investigations, such as looking into possible ulterior motive of the victim, reviewing witness statements, cell phone records, and more. When you contact our attorneys, we can start working on building your defense immediately.

We are here to help you get your side of the story and fight for you throughout your case.

Some possible defenses to rape or sexual assault accusations can include:

  • Consent - Sometimes an individual may initially consent to the act, but later regret it due to embarrassment or shame.
  • Ulterior motives - The victim may be using the accusation for personal gain, such as for revenge or to simply tarnish one's reputation.
  • Mistaken identity - Victims can unintentionally identify the wrong individual as the perpetrator. Or in cases involving underage victims, he or she may have misrepresented their age.
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