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What is indecent exposure?

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

As a rule, social convention has made it commonplace for Americans to ensure that they are fully dressed when they walk out of their homes. Stated differently, Mesa residents generally do not go out in public naked or without articles of clothing on that hide from view their private body parts. This is because doing…

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Criminal law issue appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. When a matter passes its way through the state courts of Arizona and is given resolution in the Arizona Supreme Court, the only place that the outcome can be appealed is the U.S. Supreme Court. Even then, the U.S. Supreme Court does not hear every…

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Bill may lessen sex offender registry law

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

All people convicted of a sexual offense in Arizona must register with the state’s sex offender registry. A bill was recently introduced that may grant eligibility for more people convicted of sex crimes to have their names removed from the registry. But, some criminal justice reform advocates claim that it may present obstacles for removal. Now, the law contains…

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Fighting an indecent exposure or public nudity charge

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Indecent exposure or public nudity may seem harmless enough, but it can carry severe consequences. In many states, such an offense can actually land someone on the sex offender registry. Arizona is one such state. The definition of indecent exposure or public nudity varies a little from state to state. Generally, however, people are guilty…

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Crimes and the sex offender registry

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

The Arizona criminal code covers many incidents that fall under the category of sex crimes. The criminal codes in other states share similarities and differences with Arizona’s. Before 1994, not every state mandated that sex offenders go on a registry. Nor were there uniform community notification. Thanks to federal legislation, uniform requirements do exist. Today,…

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How to handle a child abuse allegation

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Not all reports of child abuse submitted to authorities in Arizona or elsewhere are accurate. In some cases, individuals file false child abuse claims in an effort to influence the outcome of a child custody case. Regardless of why a person is the subject of a false or inaccurate claim, there are many steps that…

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Online child abuse, exploitation and child grooming

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

With all its virtues, the internet has made the sexual abuse and exploitation of children easier, so the web is a prime hunting ground for predators. Both real and false claims of online sexual abuse occur all over the United States, including in Arizona. Online child sexual abuse occurs when someone uses the internet as…

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Consequences for sex-crime convictions in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

Sex offenders are defined under the law as individuals who have been convicted of one or more sex-related criminal offenses. Examples of crimes that can land a convicted person on a sex offender registry include sexual conduct involving a minor and sexual assault. The complete list and exact definition of sex crimes can differ from one jurisdiction…

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How to dispute a sexual assault claim

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

There are many defenses that you may use if you are accused of sexual assault in Arizona or any other state. In some cases, it may be possible to admit to touching or having sex with an alleged victim without admitting that you did anything wrong. Deny the charge entirely One defense to a sexual assault…

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Voyeurism charges in Arizona

By The Nolan Law Firm | Nov 13, 2020

In Arizona, voyeurism is a type of sex offense that can result in serious penalties and collateral consequences. People who are convicted of voyeurism may face sentences to incarceration, fines, and the potential for ongoing sex offender registration for years. Being convicted of voyeurism can cause problems with finding jobs and housing and cause other…

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