Criminal Defense

What constitutes a sex crime?

What could happen if I'm convicted?

  • Sex offenses carry the possibility of lengthy prison terms.
  • Some convictions could result in mandatory prison, or impose serious consequences for employment and family life.
  • People who work in professions requiring State licensing might have additional consequences affecting their ability to practice their profession.
  • Contrary to popular belief, a criminal conviction never goes away. It cannot be expunged or removed from your record.
  • Landlords, employers, banks and others may have access to your criminal history.

When should i talk to a lawyer?

Sex crimeS carry serious penalties

A sex crime is a serious accusation with serious, lifelong consequences.

Ralph Ellinwood has expertise, specialized training and experience in handling sex cases.

In cases involving sex offenses, including child pornography, Mr. Ellinwood may associate with Mr. Richard Lougee, also an AV rated lawyer and a Super Lawyer in Arizona.

  • Arizona law defines a variety of offenses as sex offenses under the Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1401 et seq.
  • These include indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, sexual abuse, molestation of a child, and sexual assault.
  • Some crimes may be alleged to have been committed in person while others might involve computer-based activities, such as in cases of possession of child pornography.
  • Right away! ASAP!
  • As soon as you know you are being or about to be accused of a sex crime, you should consult with a knowledgeable, experienced trial lawyer.