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Sexual Abuse Charges in Arizona

According to A.R.S §13-1404 – Sexual Abuse Charges in Arizona occur if a person knowingly or intentionally engages in any type of sexual contact with another person who is 15 years of age, or more, without their consent, or with any person under the age of 15 if the sexual contact only involves a female breast. In some cases, the latter may also constitute being charged with sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the law, sexual conduct is any type of indirect or direct manipulating, fondling or touching of any area of the genitals, female breast or anus by any object or part of the body. In some situations, these particular cases are called “fondling cases.”

If you are in the Phoenix area, or anywhere in the state of Arizona and are charged with a sex crime, contact Ryan Garvey Attorneys by calling (602) 353-7328.

Potential Consequences For Ages 15 And Younger

If you are charged with sexual abuse against an individual who is under the age of 15, then it will be classified as a class three felony, as well as a Dangerous Crime Against a Child. This is a crime that carries the following potential punishment:

  • Minimum time in prison of 2.5 years
  • Presumptive in prison of 5 years
  • Maximum incarceration period of 7.5 years

If you have been convicted of a similar serious felony in the past, including a DCAC or another serious crime, then the punishment potential increases accordingly. It is as follows if you are in this situation:

  • Minimum period of incarceration of 8 years
  • Presumptive period of incarceration of 15 years
  • Maximum period of incarceration of 22 years

Due to the fact that this is a DCAC crime, the total prison sentence has to be completed in order for the individual to be considered/eligible for release.

Potential Consequences For Ages 15 And Older

If the supposed sexual abuse victim is 15 years of age or more, then the crime is considered to be a class five felony. For a first offense, the potential consequences are as follows:

  • Between 0 days and one year in prison or up to six months and 2.5 years in custody

If the individual accused of the crime has been convicted of a felony in the past, then the “prison only” range changes to one year to three years and nine months of being incarcerated. If the person has two prior felony convictions, then the prison-only range will be three years up to 7.5 years.

Even though the sexual abuse charge isn’t considered to be as serious as the charges of child molestation or sexual conduct with a minor it can still result in serious consequences that require the individual to register as a sex offender for the remainder of their life if the victim is 18 years or younger.

If you wind up being convicted of this crime, then you won’t be able to be in contact with anyone who is under 18, which includes your own children. If you do want contact, then you will have to go through several testing procedures and gain the consent of your current probation officer.

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