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Sexual Assault and Rape

PHOENIX SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE DEFENSE LAWYER

There are very few accusations that create more damage to your reputation than being charged with sexual assault or rape. A simple accusation will negatively affect your personal relationships and those at work. In addition you will likely face publicly scrutiny when word reaches the community of your allegations. Consequently, when facing charges such as sexual assault or rape, you must contact an attorney immediately. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented many individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with sexual assault and rape.

Definition of Sexual Assault in Arizona:

According to Revised Arizona Statutes 13-1406, a person commits sexual assault by:

  • Intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person without consent of the person.

Additionally,

  • If the sexual assault was deadly and intentionally inflicted serious physical injury, a life sentence may be imposed, with a minimum sentence of 25 years.
  • If the defendant was at least 18 and the victim was 12 or younger, a minimum sentence of 35 years may be imposed.
  • “Date rape” is non-consensual sexual intercourse that occurs during a date. In some cases alcohol or drugs may be used to sedate or tranquilize the victim.
  • “Statutory rape” applies to sexual conduct with a minor 18 years or younger. If the victim is under 15, the offense is a class 2 felony; if the victim is at least 15, the offense is a class 5 felony.

Penalties for Sexual Assault in Arizona:

Sexual assault is a class 2 felony in Arizona. Prison terms vary according to the specific circumstances of the case: However, a conviction for sexual assault will carry a mandatory term in prison The penalties for those convicted of sexual assault or rape will include:

  • Prison for anywhere between 3 and 35 years depending upon the facts of the case, prior felony convictions, etc.
  • Lifetime Sex Offender Probation
  • Mandatory Sex Offender Registration
  • Potential Civil Commitment as a Violent Sexual Predator

Defending Sexual Assault Charges in Arizona

The first thing that our firm does in a sex crimes case is talk with our client about the situation and learn about the relationship with the victim, the allegations against the client and his or her best options for success. Next, we will look at police reports, witness testimony, DNA evidence, psychological histories and other evidence that may be important for building a defense. We will determine if there was a motive for the victim to lie, if the suspect was properly identified by the victim and by police and if testimonies are consistent. Our firm will explore every angle to make sure that investigators did their jobs correctly and completely. If not, we will exploit any weaknesses in the case to get the most favorable result.

With a seasoned Tempe criminal defense lawyer on your case, you will have your rights protected as your attorney fights to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented hundreds of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with sexual assault and rape.

Call (480) 833-8613 for a Free Initial Consultation

Law Office of Raymond Kimble

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For a Free Consultation please call (480) 833-8613 or complete the form in the sidebar. Mr. Kimble can be reached 24/7 and is available for appointments during the evening and on weekends as well.

About Raymond Kimble

Raymond A. Kimble is a former police officer and felony prosecutor who has twenty years experience defending people accused of DUI and other criminal offenses throughout Arizona. Mr. Kimble represents clients seeking experienced and aggressive representation to help them fight the charges they face. For more information, contact The Law Office of Raymond A. Kimble today.