Phoenix Molestation Attorney
Molestation Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
Have you or someone you know been charged with child molestation in Arizona? If so, you need to be aware of how seriously this offense is taken by Phoenix law officials, prosecutors, judges and juries. Molestation carries with it a stigma unmatched in today’s society and any case involving a molestation charge is sure to be prosecuted in a very aggressive manner. Because the nature of the crime is so despised by prosecutors, false convictions and exaggerated sentences are all too possible results of molestation charges, so it extremely urgent that you consult a qualified Phoenix Sex Crime Defense Attorney who has the legal knowledge necessary to avoid a molestation conviction.
Molestation can be defined by several less technical terms, including child sexual abuse, lewd and lascivious acts, and lewd conduct with a minor. The majority of molestation related charges carry extremely harsh punishments, including mandatory prison sentences that can quickly reach a life sentence. Under Arizona Law, the crime of child molestation can be charged when an individual has “sexual contact” with child under age fifteen. Unlike the slightly more serious offense of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation does not involve penetration. Rather, the prosecution need only prove that the defendant touched or fondled the victims genitals or anus. Although not quite as devastating as a sexual conduct with a minor conviction, child molestation is also a Dangerous Crime Against Children (“DCAC”) a carries a mandatory prison sentence of ten to twenty-four on each count. If you are convicted of more than one count of child molestation in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, or Glendale, the court must impose consecutive (or “stacked”) sentences for each conviction. With alleged victims often reporting numerous acts of molestation when they have their forensic interview, potential prison sentences lasting hundreds of years is a frightening reality.
In addition to prison sentences, molestation convictions in Phoenix result in mandatory sex offender registration if you are fortunate to live past the conclusion of your prison sentence. Upon being released from prison you will be required to become a registered sex offender in Phoenix. Sex offender is one of the least desirable labels in our society, and will dictate where you live and work, and how far you can come in relation to public places that house children, such as schools and playgrounds.
Phoenix Molestation Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson
As an experienced Phoenix Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer, Joshua S. Davidson is aware of the many factors that go into a molestation defense. Sometimes calling the victim’s credibility into question is a possible defense for molestation charges. Young children can be coerced and manipulated by revenge seeking adults into falsely accusing someone of molestation. As an attorney who has dealt with many molestation cases in Arizona, Joshua S. Davidson has seen this occur all too often, especially when a parent is seeking custody of a child. Whatever circumstances surround your molestation charges, Joshua S. Davidson will gather all evidence and information surrounding your case in order to expose and reveal and falsities surrounding your charge, with the ultimate goal being to maximize the chances of a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you.
Contact Phoenix Sex Crime Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today to discuss your molestation charges!