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Some of the most serious and severely punished of all crimes in the state of Arizona are sex crimes. Even more minor offenses that do not involve bodily harm can be classified as a felony and incur a sentence of up to 1.5 years in jail or prison. Don't face your charges alone! The Phoenix sex crimes attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC have nearly 100 years of experience and have handled thousands of cases. We have the experience to combat your allegations.

Defense Against False Allegations

Some allegations of this nature are fabricated or exaggerated. These false accusations can come from a person who is angry, bitter, frightened or confused. Evidence that proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is essential for a conviction. Common defenses against sex crimes include:

  • Insufficient Evidence
  • Tainted Evidence
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Consent
  • Innocence
  • Mental Illness
  • Illegal Search & Seizure of Evidence

Cases We Handle

At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix legal team is experienced and competent in handling any sexual offense cases, including the following:

Child Pornography: ARS §13-3553

Arizona's child pornography law, Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3553: Sexual exploitation of a minor, explains that an individual can be charged with a violation of this law if he or she knowingly:

  • Recorded, filmed, photographed, or in any other visual format showed a minor engaged in sexual conduct
  • Distributed (includes selling, purchasing, transmitting, etc.) sexually explicit material involving a minor.

In Arizona, sexual exploitation of a minor is a class 2 felony with more severe penalties for cases involving a victim under the age of 15.

Indecent Exposure: ARS §13-1402

With the exception of breastfeeding, exposing genitals, anus, or a woman's breasts constitutes indecent exposure, particularly if the person committed the act knowing that someone else would be offended or alarmed by it. Indecent exposure is charged as follows:

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor – Indecent exposure to an individual 15 years or older
  • Class 6 Felony – Indecent exposure with two or more priors
  • Class 6 Felony – Indecent exposure to an individual under the age of 15

Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, those convicted under this statute can face six to 15 years in prison.

Sexual Abuse: ARS §13-1404

Sexual abuse is a class 5 felony if the victim is 15 years or older, and a class 3 felony if the victim is younger than that. The Arizona Revised Statutes defines sexual abuse as intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual conduct with someone without his or her consent.

Sexual Assault: ARS §13-1406

Sexual assault involves engaging in sexual acts with a person without his or her consent and is a class 2 felony in the state of Arizona. There are enhanced penalties for individuals convicted of sexual assault assisted by the administering of a drug as well as sexual assault committed by someone who had one or more historical prior felonies.

Molestation of a Child: ARS §13-1410

According to ARS §13-1410,

A. A person commits molestation of a child by intentionally or knowingly engaging in or causing a person to engage in sexual contact, except sexual contact with the female breast, with a child who is under fifteen years of age. B. Molestation of a child is a class 2 felony that is punishable pursuant to section 13-705.

Sexual Misconduct: ARS §13-1418

Sexual misconduct involves misconduct on the part of a behavioral health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. It is inappropriate for a behavioral health professional to engage in sexual relations with a patient, unless the physician-patient relationship has been dissolved. Violation of this statute is a class 6 felony in Arizona.

Solicitation of Prostitution: Phoenix Municipal Code 23-52

Phoenix has its own municipal code against soliciting prostitution. According to this municipal code, anyone who offers to, agrees to, commits, or solicits prostitution is guilty of a misdemeanor. It is usually charged as a class 1 misdemeanor.

Violent Sexual Assault: ARS §13-1423

Violent sexual assault is the aggravated form of sexual assault outlined in § 13-1406. What makes it aggravated is the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

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