Adult Sexual Assault & Rape

Rape is Sex Without Consent 

Arizona law defines sexual assault as follows:  “A person commits sexual assault by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person without consent of such person.” If you've been accused of sexual assault in Tucson, Arizona , you need an experienced defense attorney.

A Person Who Is Intoxicated Cannot Consent to Sex 

By statute intoxication precludes a defendant from claiming the victim consented to the sexual act.  This statute is so vague and ill defined that virtually any person who has been drinking can claim she was unable to consent to the sexual act and was, therefore, raped.

Conviction for Sexual Crimes Carries a Mandatory Prison Sentence 

Sexual assault is a class 2 felony in Arizona and carries a mandatory prison sentence ranging from 5.25 years to 14 years.  The sentence must be served day for day (meaning all of it must be served) and the sentencing judge is not given the option of imposing probation; prison is mandatory.

AS SOON AS YOU SUSPECT YOU WILL BE ACCUSED OF RAPE

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A Sexual Assault Conviction Requires Mandatory Registration

Like all sexual offenses in the Arizona Criminal Code, a conviction for rape requires lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Richard L. Lougee Is An Experienced Lawyer in Defending Rape Cases 
Given the difficulties of confronting the woman accuser who claims she was drunk and, therefore, unable to consent, a person charged with sexual assault in Arizona needs an attorney who thoroughly understands how to defend these cases.  Tucson criminal lawyer Richard L. Lougee has been challenging the legality of Arizona’s rape consent statute for years and is acknowledged as one of Arizona’s most accomplished lawyers in defending rape cases.

SEX CRIME DEFENSE LAWYER IN TUCSON, ARIZONA

Tucson criminal defense lawyer Richard L. Lougee will work with you as you struggle through this embarrassing and potentially ruinous event in your life.  He has spoken at training conferences throughout the county on how rape cases should be defended.