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Sex Crimes Attorney in Tucson
Legal Representation for Serious Charges
Have you or a loved one been accused of a sex crime? Do not wait to seek legal representation. The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, can help. Our Tucson criminal defense lawyer will evaluate your case, develop the most effective defense strategy, and fight to protect your rights throughout the legal process.
Punishment of Conviction
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may be faced with a long period of incarceration. Even after you are released from prison, the conviction may follow you for the rest of your life, especially if you are convicted of a crime that requires you to register as a sex offender. This will restrict where you are able to live and your future neighbors will be notified of your status.
Criminal convictions that require registration as a sex offender include:
- Sexual abuse
- Luring a child
- Sexual conduct against a child
- Predatory sexual assault
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Disseminating indecent material to minors
- Sex trafficking
Consequences of Sex Crimes Accusations:
- Many people face severe judgment from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and acquaintances merely for being accused of this type of crime.
- A conviction can make it difficult to get a job or maintain personal and family relationships after you get out of prison.
- It is in your best interests to avoid a sex crimes conviction whenever possible.
Get Help Immediately from Our Tucson Sex Crimes Lawyer
Due to the nature of these crimes and the severe Punishment that can result from just being charged with a crime, it is essential that you contact the Tucson criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, immediately.
Contact our firm at (520) 251-9561 for a free, in-person consultation with an experienced Tucson criminal defense lawyer.
If I’m innocent, do I really need an attorney?A: Guilt or innocence aside, your future is in jeopardy in the face of criminal allegations. You need an attorney who can protect your rights to show the judge and jury that you are innocent. Legal processes must be followed, and attempts by the prosecuting attorney and law enforcement to secure a conviction must be effectively countered. Even if you are innocent, you need a professional to handle your case.
What is a plea agreement? Should I accept it?A: A plea agreement typically involves lesser charges or punishment offered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest. Do not accept a plea offer without first talking to your attorney. You need to be certain that this is in your best interests. In some cases, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction altogether – which is far more advantageous than any plea agreement.
If I refuse to give a statement or answer a question, will I face criminal charges?A: As already mentioned, you have the right to remain silent. You can politely refuse to answer questions posed to you by a police officer, and you should not face criminal charges simply for exercising this right. Depending on the situation, however, you may still be arrested and taken into custody. Be sure to request to speak to your attorney, who may be able to challenge an unlawful arrest.
What are my rights if I'm arrested?A: If you’re arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. These rights are essential, as anything you say or do after you are taken into custody may be used against you in court. Exercise your rights and protect your interests.
Do I have to consent to a search of my home or vehicle?A: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution offers protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that law enforcement cannot simply search you or your property or make an arrest without probable cause. You have the right to refuse a law enforcement officer’s request to search your car or your home, but if they have a warrant or believe they have probable cause, they may be able to conduct a search. If you believe your property was illegally searched, an attorney can assess the situation and determine whether this can be used to your advantage in challenging your arrest or charges.