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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

These crimes usually involve violations of particular federal and state laws concerning commercial transactions and securities transactions. However, they often involve charges of money laundering and various kinds of fraud.

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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

Perhaps the most serious and long lasting consequence of a conviction for a sexual offense is the requirement to register as sex offender. Registration as a sex offender, usually for life.

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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

If the defendant is charged with a violation of a sexual offense, the court may admit evidence that the defendant has committed past acts which would constitute a sexual offense and may consider the bearing this evidence has on any matter to which it is relevant.

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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

In what can only be deemed Orwellian in nature, the Arizona laws permit the state to petition the Court to send sex offenders to a mental hospital following the conclusion of their prison sentence.

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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

If you become a suspect in an investigation involving child sexual abuse allegations, your first contact with the authorities may be from a social service agency like Child Protective Services. People are often told the CPS investigation is simply trying to get information to close a file or to help a traumatized child. Do not be fooled.

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The Law Office of Richard L. Lougee Tucson AZ

A “crime” is an offense against the state—a violation of a written statute where there is a penalty attached.

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