Arizona Sex Crimes Attorney
Just being accused of committing a sexual offense can ruin a person's life. It can cause loss of job, public embarrassment, break-up of families, and restrictions on ability to have contact with or live with children. And all of the above consequences are pre-conviction and sometimes independent of whether a conviction is ever obtained. Post conviction issues include restrictions on ability to reside in certain areas or to have contact with certain persons, mandatory life-long sex offender registration, lifetime probation, sex offender counseling and sex offender treatment programs, ankle monitoring and other sometimes permanent life-long consequences. Despite the law requiring the contrary, more often that not, the police, prosecutors, and many jurors start from the presumption that a person accused of a sex offense is guilty and require that person to prove their innocence. If you are charged with such a crime, you need an understanding, compassionate, yet aggressive attorney to ensure your rights are being protected at every stage of the matter. Sex offenses can include among others:
- Sexual conduct with a minor ("statutory rape")
- Sexual assault ("rape" and "date rape")
- Indecent exposure
- Public sexual indecency
- Sexual Abuse
- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
- Furnishing Obscene Materials
- Child Molestation
- Sexual Misconduct
- Unlawful Sexual Conduct
- Surreptitious photographing, filming or recording
- Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (Child Pornography)
- Luring a Minor
- Dangerous Crimes Against Children-allegation that dramatically increases punishment if alleged victim under 15 years of age
Lawyer Experienced in Beating Sex Offense Charges
As a certified criminal law specialist having practiced criminal defense for over twenty (20) years, I have considerable experience handling sex crime cases from their early stages before they are even charged all the way through trying sex offense cases to juries. I have been successful in preventing sex charges from being filed in cases where I was retained early on and false allegations of rape and molest were made. I have also been successful in having cases dismissed after they were charged by proving date rape allegations were fabricated after the fact to cover for embarrassment or to avoid negative consequences from parents/spouses. Finally, I have also obtained Not Guilty verdicts in trials to juries on sex offense charges.
Dangerous Crimes Against Children Attorney
When your life and future is on the line as a result of being accused of having committed a sex offense, you want a tactful litigator who knows when and how to cross examine an accuser, be it a young child or a sympathetic female. Yet you also want an attorney experienced enough in the field to understand when the particular case demands a different approach. At the Law Office of Rachelle S. Ferraro, I pride myself on thinking "outside the box" and presenting a picture to the police, prosecution, and court that they may not have otherwise considered.
Contact a Female Sex Crimes Lawyer
To discuss your sex offense charges with an experienced sex crimes attorney, please contact me confidentially by email or by telephone at (602) 795-0770.