Arizona has extremely harsh penalties if you are found guilty of a sex crime. In fact, some sex crime charges can come with life sentences.
There are legitimate claims of sexual assault, but unfortunately false allegations do happen. In either event you MUST have a successful attorney who knows this area of law. It is extremely important to have an attorney as soon as possible in the process.
Once a person has been accused, they often find they are fighting an uphill battle despite the constitutional premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
Additionally, if a person is found guilty, they can face a term of lifetime on probation.
Finally, a person can be required to register as a sex offender for life. Having to register as a sex offender can have devastating consequences for a person’s ability to find a place to live, to find a job, and can have overall negative effects on a person’s general well-being.
Mr. Thornley has successfully resolved many sex crimes cases, including a full acquittal after trial for a client who faced false allegations of molest and sex abuse.
If you have been accused, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney immediately.