Criminal Defense

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

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

What constitutes a sex crime?

  • 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.

What could happen if I'm convicted?

  • Sex offenses carry the possibility of lengthy prison terms, including mandatory prison, as well as serious consequences for employment and family life.
  • People who work in professions requiring licensing by the State might have additional consequences affecting their ability to practice in their profession.
  • A criminal conviction never goes away and cannot be expunged or removed from your record. Landlords, employers, banks and such can easily have access to your criminal history.

When should i talk to a lawyer?

  • Right away!
  • 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

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.

Sex crimeS carry serious penalties