If you have been accused of sexual abuse, you are facing felony charges in Arizona. Arizona prosecutes crimes against children harshly, thus it is vital that you engage the support of a Phoenix Sexual Abuse Attorney.
The state of Arizona prosecutes sex crimes very aggressively. They are quick to threaten minimum sentencing, even when they have a weak case. The government is aware of the extreme pressure they apply to you. They are ready to make an example out of you, going as far as putting your case all over the news. This kind of negative attention can destroy lives and families of innocent people being accused of a sex crime even if you never face criminal charges.
When being accused of a sex crime, you need a skilled and experienced attorney that understands your rights. No matter what crime you are being accused of committing, you are innocent until proven guilty. At Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorneys we are not afraid to remind the prosecution and the press of your rights and will work diligently to protect your reputation, the pillar of your livelihood.
SEXUAL ABUSE IS A FELONY OFFENSE IN ARIZONA
SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES UNDER ARIZONA LAW
In Arizona, sexual abuse is found under A.R.S. § 13-1404. Under this section, a person commits sexual abuse when they intentionally or knowingly:
- Engages in a sexual encounter with anyone the age of 15 or older without their consent
- With any person who is under the age of fifteen if the sexual contact involved only the female breast
Sexual abuse is a Class 5 felony, unless the victim was under the age of fifteen, in which case sexual abuse is a Class 3 felony offense, punishable pursuant to 13-705, Dangerous crimes against children. Under Section 13-705, any person at least 18 years of age who is convicted of a crime against children involving sexual abuse, shall be sentenced to 2 1/2 years, 5 years, or 7 1/2 years in prison.
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Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorneys are very skilled at handling the pressure of the prosecution and have worked on many high profile sex crime cases. When accused of a sex crime, you need someone who will hear your side of the story and represent your interests in an environment where everyone is assuming the worst of you. Remember, even false accusations can tare lives apart without proper representation. Having a skilled attorney in your corner means you are protecting your family, your reputation, and your livelihood. When so much is at risk you can trust that Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorneys will fight for you when no one else will.
Being accused of sexual abuse in the state of Arizona can lead to felony charges if convicted. Sexual abuse is classified as engaging in sexual contact with anyone age 15 or older without their consent or sexual contact only involving the female breast of a child younger than 15. If you are being accused of sexual contact with a child under the age of 15 please see Child Molestation.