Sex offenses in Arizona are extremely serious and need to be handled by a highly skilled attorney. Arizona has mandatory sentencing and numerous sentencing enhancements for sex offenses based upon the age of the defendant, the age of the alleged victim, the nature of the contact, the number of allegations, and prior bad acts even when there has been no prior conviction. Individuals charged with these types of offenses are frequently facing hundreds of years in prison, sex offender registration, lifetime supervised probation, invasive sex offender treatments and therapy, and may even be held in custody without bond prior to trial.
Sex offenses in Arizona may involve contact or non-contact offenses. Individuals may face lengthy mandatory prison time and sex offender registration even for non-contact offenses involving just a computer or a smart phone. Police regularly conduct sting operations resulting in arrests for prostitution, child prostitution, aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, child pornography, and attempted child molestation. The Arizona Supreme Court has held that mandatory sentencing enhancements still apply even in cases where a police officer is posing as a child.
Elizabeth is highly skilled in defending all sex offenses in Arizona including sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor (child pornography), luring and aggravated luring of a minor, public sexual indecency, indecent exposure, bestiality, continuous sexual abuse of a child, voyeurism, prostitution, child prostitution, and massage parlor violations. She has obtained pretrial release for dozens of clients and has successfully modified and terminated sex offender probation in both state and federal court.
Elizabeth also has a network of some of the most highly respected expert witnesses in the country to perform computer forensic examinations, psychosexual risk assessments, polygraphs, and to offer expert testimony challenging improper forensic interviewing techniques by law enforcement and sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) reports.