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If you are convicted of sexual assault or sexual abuse, you will face serious and life-altering consequences, including jail or prison time and mandatory sex offender registration. Do not speak with police officers or prosecutors — this will only hurt your case. You need immediate legal advocacy from a respected, professional criminal defense attorney.
Under Arizona law, sexual assault involves "intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intorcourse or oral sexual contact with any person without consent of such person." A.R.S. Section 13-1406. Sexual intercourse is broadly defined as "penetration into the penis, vulva, or anus by any part of the body or by any object or causing a person to engage in such contact." A.R.S Section 13-1401. Sexual assault carries a sentence of a minimum of 5.25 years to 14 years imprisonment for offenders with no criminal history. If the victim is a minor, the sentences increases dramatically and may be up to lifetime imprisonment.
As many know, these cases frequently revolve around the issue of consent and whether the client had knowledge of the alleged lack of consent. Oftentimes, there are evidentiary questions surrounding the circumstances of an alleged act of sexual assault. An investigation of all of the circumstances preceding and following an alleged acts of sexual assault is critical to the defense of these types of cases.
At Sherick Law PC, we provide an intelligent, strategic defense to clients charged with a broad range of state and federal sex crimes, including sexual assault and sexual abuse. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience and a deep commitment to excellence. Our unique qualifications distinguish us from our competition. We are dedicated to vigorously protecting our clients' rights while helping them achieve the best possible resolution.
To schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Tucson sexual assault attorneys, please contact us at 520-318-3939. We serve clients throughout southern Arizona.
Mounting A Thoughtful And Strategic Defense
Our lawyers will investigate every detail of the allegations against you to build a strong case on your behalf. We will examine whether the alleged act was consensual, whether the alleged victim is credible and whether any physical evidence against you should be suppressed due to improper search and seizure.
We will explore all potential options for resolution, including dismissal of charges, reduction of charges, plea agreements, trial, and alternatives to jail or prison time. Our focus is on protecting you and your future.
Our law firm represents clients from all walks of life who are facing a broad range of sexual assault and sexual abuse charges. We regularly assist clients with issues related to:
- Federal and state charges
- University students
- Date/acquaintance rape
- Arizona sex offender registration
- Federal sex offender registration
Individuals who have been convicted of sexual assault or sexual abuse often face lengthy or lifetime probation with onerous conditions. We help clients navigate and minimize the impact of that probation on their lives.
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Mr. Sherick's legal assistant, Marisol Montero is a fluent Spanish speaker.