PHOENIX CHILD MOLESTATION LAWYER
Child abuse and child molestation are stigmatized like few other crimes, and if you are charged with child molestation in the Phoenix area, you’ll require serious, experienced defense representation at once. You’ll need to contact an experienced Phoenix child molestation lawyer at the law firm of Ariano & Associates. A conviction for child molestation almost certainly means a prison sentence, but an experienced Phoenix child molestation lawyer who routinely handles child abuse cases can address your legal concerns regarding child abuse laws and the consequences of child abuse and develop an effective defense strategy on your behalf.
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In Arizona, it is illegal for an adult (anyone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (anyone younger than 15), even if the sex is “consensual” (those under 15 cannot give legal consent). A violation of this law is statutory rape. However, child molestation is defined in Arizona as sexual contact between a minor who is 14 or younger and a defendant of any age. Penetration is not required; child molestation includes any lewd or lascivious act upon a child. The penalties for both crimes vary and may include fines, prison, or both. Increased penalties apply to offenders with prior convictions for the abuse of children. If you’ve been charged with child molestation or with physical child abuse, put an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately to work on your behalf.
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Child abuse awareness is higher today than ever before. Anyone can find child abuse facts and child abuse statistics easily online, and many child abuse victims have publicly told their stories. At Ariano & Associates, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously, and we want to put our experience to work for you. If you or someone you love has been charged with child molestation in the Phoenix area, you must hire an experienced Phoenix child molestation lawyer at once. A criminal defense lawyer with the Phoenix law firm of Ariano & Associates is the defense attorney you need. Ariano & Associates provides a free consultation to all new and prospective clients. A defense lawyer will review the details of your child molestation case and explain your legal rights and options. If you are charged with child molestation in the Phoenix area, contact an experienced Phoenix child molestation lawyer with Ariano & Associates by calling (602)207-8777 promptly.