Rape

Rape Charges in Arizona

Scottsdale Sex Crime Attorney

The Arizona State criminal justice system sees no sex crime more serious than rape, or the use of force, coercion, or intimidation to engage in sexual intercourse with someone who has not given their clear consent. If you have been accused of this severe criminal violation, relying on a public defender might be tantamount to throwing your chances of a beneficial outcome straight out. Instead you will want to work with our Scottsdale criminal defense attorney, Mr. Duncan, who brings unmatched experienced gain during his time as a former prosecutor for Maricopa County. With this legal insight and a true passion for seeing justice delivered unbiased by social stigma, we hope to have your sentencing reduced, charges dismissed, or otherwise protected from the harsh penalties a conviction can bring.

Rape convictions in Arizona can include the following penalties:

  • 5 to 28 years in prison
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Lengthy probation after release
  • Loss of child custody rights

You will also need to register as a sex offender on national registries if you are convicted of rape. The public can access these lists at any time, and employers, landlords, and educational institutions can turn you away or deny applications if you are registered. For many people accused of rape, the destruction of their reputation and private life due to these lists is the most damaging penalty of all.


Stand up for your right to a fair trial. Call 602.832.7404 for a free initial consultation.


Defenses to Rape Allegations

At the Law Offices of Stephen L. Duncan, P.L.C., we hold tightly onto the belief that everyone who is arrested remains innocent until they are proven guilty through proper legal channels and processes. If you have been accused of rape and do not know where to turn for honest and tenacious legal counsel, know that our Scottsdale sex crime lawyer has over 20 years of experience dealing with criminal law. We have seen all manners of sex crime cases and can craft a logical and solid defense that upholds your rights.

Defenses to rape accusations may include:

  • Misunderstanding of consent
  • Unintentional exaggeration of real events
  • Both parties intoxicated at the time of alleged rape
  • Falsified statements

Arizona State lawmakers are particularly concerned over the possibility of rape accusations being entirely and intentionally falsified. In an attempt to dissuade people who may have used the law to their unfair advantage, knowingly reporting a fictitious incident of rape is considered a class 1 misdemeanor.

Dial 602.832.7404 to Team Up with a Well-Respected Attorney

When Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney Duncan switched from prosecuting in Arizona to a private defense practice, he intended to create a boutique-style law firm that would always provide each and every client with one-on-one personalized attention. We are proud to say that he has succeeded from the first day to the present. Contact us today if you would like to work with a legal team of professionals who view you as a friend in need, not just another case number.

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