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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is here. If you are one of the many people looking for a little TLC this year, be careful where you are trying to find it. If you are a Castillo Law blog follower, you know that we have many blogs warning people who use Backpage, Tagged, Craigslist, and similar sites that …

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Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween!

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Trick-or-treating did not become a Halloween tradition until the 1930’s. Back then, people who complied with kids’ requests for treats were left alone, but those who did not comply were punished with a trick. Unfortunately, law enforcement is not handing out treats this Halloween. They could be handing out tickets, or worse, taking you to jail. DUI enforcement does not …

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WILL MY TEENAGE SON OR DAUGHTER GET ARRESTED AND PUNISHED FOR HAVING CONSENSUAL SEX WITH THEIR TEENAGE BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND? . . . NOT IF THE “ROMEO & JULIET” DEFENSE TO SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR APPLIES

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

The lawyers in our firm are frequently asked the following questions by parents of Arizona teens: Will my son or daughter get arrested for having consensual sex with their teenage boyfriend or girlfriend? If they do, what kind of trouble are they in? Will they go to prison? How can you defend them? The answer is yes. They could be …

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Adult Classifieds Down On Backpage: Individuals Could Still Fall Prey to Sting Operations on Other Websites

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Breaking News: On Monday, Backpage.com shut down their adult only classified pages on their site, due to government pressure for allegedly facilitating and encouraging sex trafficking. Carl Ferrer, Backpage CEO, just recently won his battle with California attorney, Kamala Harris, in which Harris accused him of profiting from the illegal portions of his site that often involved pimping, child prostitution, …

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Internet Crime: How Some Sites and Apps Can Result in Criminal Charges

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If you’ve ever tried to go without technology for an extended period of time, you know how integral it has become in all aspects of our lives. From picking out restaurants, googling pressing questions, to catching up with long lost friends, social media and various apps help make life so much easier. With all of that ease and luxury, it’s …

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Sex Offender Probation Part 3 – A Castillo Law Series

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

In our Sex Offender Probation Series (Part One, Part Two), we’ve talked about the flaws in sex offender probation and what makes sex offender probation unfair. We’ve highlighted the problems that sex offender probation provides to everyone involved in the rehabilitation process, the inherent flaws in polygraphs, and now we will outline what’s wrong with the therapy required of probationers …

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Sex Offender Probation – Part 2

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

Understanding Arizona Probation with Sex Terms As we outlined in the first part of our series, sex offender probation needs to be revamped, as it is inherently unfair. While Castillo Law agrees that probation is an important and crucial part of reintroducing those accused of sex crimes into the community, there needs to be more consideration towards the negative impact …

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Sex Offender Probation: A Castillo Law Series

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

Sex offender probation is arguably one of the harshest probation sentences a person can receive in Maricopa County. For those of you that are unfamiliar with sex offender probation, it’s not the same as other types of probation, where a probationer is required to follow guidelines, such as, be home by curfew and abstain from drugs and/or alcohol. Sex offender probation …

Halloween Restrictions for Sex Offenders

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

As can be read in our previous articles about sex crimes in Arizona, Arizona is one of the strictest states when it comes to sex offenses. Sex offenders who are released on probation and/or who have sex offender terms will have restrictions on Halloween night. Common restrictions for sex offenders on Halloween night May include but are not limited to …

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Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings

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Video: Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings Start Transcript: Tagged.com Underage and Prostitution Sex Stings I wanted to talk to you about a new website that has police presence and that website is known as Tagged. Tagged is a website that individuals might go to to find relationships, either friendly relationships or romantic relationships. Now what you need to be …

BackPage.com Sex Sting Update 2015

BackPage.com Sex Sting Update 2015

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Video: BackPage Sex Sting Update 2015 Start Transcript: BackPage Sex Sting Update 2015 Last year, I did a video regarding backpage.com. As many of you might remember, we talked about the fact that here in Arizona, law enforcement was trying to clean up the valley and ensure that we sent out a message that there would not be any trafficking …

Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists

Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists

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Video: Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists Start Transcript: Backpage.com Sex Sting Phone Lists Something else that law enforcement is doing on backpage.com, they are keeping lists. If you are placed on one of these lists, when you call in, they may tell you not to call this number again. Keep in mind that if you are that person that they …

Will Arizona See More Sex Trafficking due to the Super bowl?

Will Arizona See More Sex Trafficking Due to the Super Bowl?

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Rumors of increased sex trafficking during the Super Bowl swarm the field well before the players on game day. According to popular belief, the Super Bowl is notorious for being a target spot for sex trafficking and prostitution. In a key press release in 2013, Texas Attorney General, Gregg Abbott, said, “The Super Bowl is the single largest human trafficking …

Is Arizona Too Tough on Sex Crimes?

Is Arizona Too Tough on Sex Crimes?

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law

A Response to the Growing Suspicion of Unfair Penalties Given to Sex Offenders In a recent article written on Slate.com, Matt Mellema talked about the unforeseeable consequences of being tough on sex crimes. Arizona is among the toughest on sex crimes and people face very serious penalties if they are found guilty of these offenses. The marking of a, “sex …

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AZ Republic Article on Backpage.com Sex Sting Arrests

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Backpage.com Sex Stings

An Arizona Republic article discussing the same issue we have posted about a few times here: Phoenix area police operating sex sting operations on Backpage.com resulting in child prostitution arrests that appear very “bait and switch”. At Castillo Law we have worked to defend a number of these cases and the details in this article spell out the challenges we …

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Video Blog: Backpage.com and Sex Stings in AZ

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Start transcription for Backpage.com sex stings in AZ Hi, my name is Cindy Castillo, with Castillo Law. Today I’d like to talk to you about Backpage.com ads. The State of Arizona is preparing for the Super Bowl in 2015. In an effort to clean-up our state, the State of Arizona and law-enforcement officers has said, “We are not going to …

Backpage Consumers Beware: Police are regularly conducting Backpage Stings

Cindy Castillo Sex Crime, Arizona Law, AZ Events

Update Feb 2017: Backpage.com shut down their adult only classified pages on their site, due to government pressure for allegedly facilitating and encouraging sex trafficking. There is still a potential that police are running similar stings on other websites. Read more here. As the 2015 Super Bowl nears, Phoenix and its surrounding valley cities are being swept by police sex …