Were you convicted of a sex crime in Phoenix, AZ? If so, the law likely requires you to register as a sex offender with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The sex offender registry is a database that contains information of people living, working, or attending school in Arizona who have been convicted of specific sex crimes.
The state imposes severe penalties for an individual who fails to register as a sex offender in Phoenix. Failing to register as a sex offender could result in felony charges.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officers and prosecutors do not care if you made an honest mistake. They believe you are guilty and do everything they can to put you back in prison.
Our Phoenix sex crimes lawyer at Orent Law Offices,PLC defends individuals accused of failing to register as sex offenders. He works with clients to resolve criminal charges quickly so they can move forward with their lives.
Contact us today at (480) 656-7301 to schedule a free consultation with our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer. Learn how we can help you if you have been accused of failing to register as a sex offender in Phoenix.
Our Phoenix sex crimes defense lawyer at Orent Law Offices is an Arizona State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. As the founding attorney of Orent Law Offices, Craig Orent has a Perfect 10 Rating on Avvo and was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Arizona by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. You can trust that you receive exceptional legal advice and representation when you hire Orent Law Offices to handle your case.
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Do not try to handle a criminal charge alone. Talking to prosecutors or law enforcement officers without an attorney present could make it more difficult to mount a successful defense.
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Failing to register as a sex offender is a Class 4 felony offense under Arizona Revised Statute §13-3824(a). Convictions could result in up to three years and nine months in state prison.
Convicted sex offenders are required to re-register periodically. Failing to re-register as a sex offender is a Class 6 felony offense under ARS §13-3824(b). A conviction results in a $250 assessment and incarnation for four months to two years.
The registration rule you broke, your criminal history, and aggravating factors impact the sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. An experienced Phoenix sex crimes lawyer might use mitigating factors to argue for a reduced sentence.
If you are convicted of a sex crime in Arizona, it is crucial that you understand your obligations and requirements to register as a sex offender. Arizona Revised Statute §13-3821 lists sexual offenses that require registration with the state sex offender registry.
There are 22 specific sex crimes listed in the statute that require individuals to register as sex offenders. Additionally, the law gives judges the authority to require an individual convicted of other crimes with a sexual motivation to register as a sex offender. Depending on the sex crime and other factors, you are placed on the registry as a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 sex offender.
By law, you have ten days to register as a sex offender after conviction or adjudication of your case OR within 72 hours after entering and remaining in a county for at least 72 hours. After that, most individuals must re-register each year for the rest of their lives, with very few exceptions.
If you are unsure of your requirements, contact your Phoenix criminal defense attorney immediately. Mistakes and errors in registering as a sex offender could result in serious felony offenses.
Our criminal defense attorney at Orent Law Offices handles all types of charges related to sex crimes, including failure to register as a sex offender in Phoenix. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with our Phoenix sex crimes attorney. Your consultation is confidential and free of charge.