Sex Crime Attorneys in Tucson, AZ

Fighting Charges of Sex Assault, Rape, Prostitution & Sex Offender Violations

With more than 80 years of combined experience, our Tucson criminal defense lawyers at Nesci & St. Louis have the extensive knowledge and determination necessary to present the most comprehensive defenses in:

  • Sex assault
  • Rape
  • Prostitution
  • Sex offenders registry violation cases

We know that people are falsely accused of horrendous crimes. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to obtain justice in the criminal courts throughout Arizona. We will demand that your Constitutional rights be protected and honored.

Forensic Evidence in Sex Assault & Rape Defenses

Sex Crime Defense in Arizona Courts

Law enforcement agencies often rely on forensic evidence to solve violent crimes. Physical evidence — such as semen, hairs, clothing fibers, fingerprints and bite marks — may be pivotal evidence, determining whether the accused is convicted or acquitted.

Our lawyers know the limitations of forensic science, and the issues with accuracy and reliability that are frequently present in forensic test results. We are recognized nationally for our expertise in challenging scientific testing, and are sought-after lecturers to train other defense attorneys how to challenge this complicated area of the law. We frequently work with the top forensic science experts in the country to challenge and refute the government’s evidence based on our own investigation of your case.

Role of Technology in Sex Crime Cases

Smartphones, the Internet, and social media sites have changed the nature of our relationships with each other. Communication is often anonymous. An innocent flirtation on Facebook or Twitter can evolve into a charge of soliciting a minor to commit a sex act. Sexting or forwarding photos of a young man or woman may be considered child pornography. Furthermore, digital images can be quickly spread and evidence is easily preserved with at the click of a button.

Our tech-savvy lawyers will apply our knowledge about computer forensics and technology laws to help build a strong defense. We demand that the government respect your First Amendment freedom of speech and your right to privacy.

Arizona Sex Offender Registry

The Arizona Department of Public Safety maintains an online database of sex offenders that discloses vital information — such as the names, location, photographs, and a list of the crimes the person was convicted of committing— of convicted sex offenders.

The list of crimes that require registration after prison time has been served includes:

  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual abuse of a minor
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault of a spouse
  • Child molestation
  • Child prostitution
  • Solicitation of a child
  • Sex trafficking
  • Multiple indecent exposure

In addition to violent crimes, some statutes also cover nonviolent — and even consensual — acts.

The public has access to this online registry, with potentially disastrous consequences to your relationships, job prospects and reputation in the community. You cannot move to make a fresh start because you must provide law enforcement notice and register in any new location where you move. After you have served your time in jail or prison, the registry imposes a type of life sentence. Keeping you off this registry is a priority for our lawyers. We will also aggressively defend you against accusations that you have violated the registry requirements.

Consult with our dedicated defense attorneys if you are charged with a sexual offense. Call Nesci & St. Louis today at (520) 999-2441 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

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